Oliver Griffin



Oliver Griffin 

Barcelona, Spain (GMT +1 hours)


News writer, Dow Jones, Barcelona, July 2017 – present

Freelance foreign correspondent, Latin America, February 2016 – July 2017

Breaking / exclusive news for Reuters (TRF), the i Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph (UK) and The New York Times.

Appeared as an interview guest on BBC Worldwide, CNN International and ITV.

Features for Raconteur, The Economist, The New Statesman, TechCrunch, and TIME Magazine.

B2B articles for economia and FCSI Magazine.

PR and copywriting, with client social media management, for Publicize PR.

Editor, StartUp Beat, August 2016 – June 2017

Source, write, edit and publish relevant news stories for small startups to build a community.

Interview startup leaders and publish profiles to highlight the work of new startups.

Oversaw website redesign.

Promote articles and site over a suite of social media platforms (via TweetDeck and FB for Business)

Developed social media strategies with similar websites to boost overall social media reach.

StartUp Beat ranked among the top 30 Startup Blogs within three months of taking over.

Staff writer, economia, London, May 2014 – January 2016

Breaking and exclusive news, high profile interviews, editing print articles for online publication/SEO.

Commissioned opinion and debate pieces.

FOI navigation in the UK.

Social media management, particularly Twitter. Contributed to management of weekly email / newsletter.

Uploaded content to CMS and App CMS.


English (native speaker); Spanish (business level); Russian (B grade A Level); French (A grade GCSE)


MA Magazine Journalism at City University, London – Merit (PPA accredited)

September 2013 ‐ May 2014

Modules in news and features writing; media law; online journalism w/ social media, and ethics.

Certified speed of 100 words per minute in teeline shorthand.

Proficiency in Photoshop, Indesign, GarageBand, iMovie.

BA Hons. English Literature, at Queen Mary, University of London – 2.1

September 2010 ‐ July 2013

References available on request