I am a Multimedia Journalist, with extensive experience in broadcast and digital production.
My skills are wide-ranging: script writing; shooting; video editing; content management – all underpinned with a solid understanding of multimedia story telling.
I'd love to hear from you - if you want to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to do so at the bottom of this page.
Current freelance clients
FIELD & DIGITAL PRODUCER
WEB VIDEO EDITOR
previous Notable clients
Output producer, Good Morning Britain/Daybreak
Produced VTs and segments for Good Morning Britain (formerly Daybreak) on ITV. Utilised knowledge of topical content to edit, write scripts and interview. Produced outside broadcasts and handled pre-production work.
Interactive AP, The Wright Stuff
Assisted in the production of debatable content live on Channel 5. Presented VTs, vox pops and worked closely with talent. Engaged excellent people management skills for live studio audiences. Managed the website and social media accounts to grow a digital fan-base.
Assistant News Editor, Channel 4 News
Gallery PA on noon bulletins for Channel 4 News. Assigned and booked camera crews to planned stories and breaking news. I managed international package feeds, guests and live reports through the booking of global studios and satellite feeds.
Chris Maskery Head of News and Digital Content, Mix96 FM
Working at Mix96 can be a busy shift, I need to know it’s in a safe pair of hands and that’s what you get with Eric. He’s capable of finding stories, interviewing, editing, writing, getting everything on-line and reading the bulletins on top of all that!
Matthew Wright Host, The Wright Stuff
Eric's a uniquely entertaining personality who's wicked fun to work with - he'll have a go at anything from entertaining the Wright Stuff studio audience to servicing new media or even starring in his own off-the-wall VTs. Nice one, Eric!
John Weaver Head of online, English, Agence France-Presse Eric has been working as part of the AFP online desk in London since February 2014 and is a key member of our web video production team at a time when the agency is putting an increasing emphasis on video and our multimedia operation. Eric brings a sharp eye to his editing, producing a large number of quality videos sent in from all over the world that reflect AFP’s diverse output. He is a pleasure to work with and a valued colleague.
Nigel Hilditch Executive Producer, Reuters Digital Video
Eric has been excellent at coming in to cover for us. We have quite unique and complicated systems that can take a while to get used to. But Eric has picked them all up very quickly enabling him to come in at short notice and do a good job of managing our day-to-day coverage. Trust is a key thing in our busy newsroom when there's not always time to micro manage what people are doing so it's good to have someone like Eric who can do the work with no fuss to a high standard.
Lisa Keddie Managing Editor, RealNetworks
In a constantly changing and vibrant multimedia environment like Real.com, we are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic self-starters to come up with creative ideas for promoting our products. Eric has proven himself time and time again, and we will be very sorry to see him leave. We wish Eric the very best of luck... and hope to see him fulfil his dream of reading those studio autocues on-camera in the near future!
Tim Cunningham Head of Daytime, Princess Productions
Eric is a great team player, always ready to share his ideas and go the extra mile for the benefit of any programme. He grew The Wright Stuff's twitter and Facebook pages from zero to tens of thousands, and created a useful and truly interactive website for the show. He's proved second to none at dealing with members of the public and has always been willing to get involved and do whatever has been necessary to make the show an entertaining watch.
1999 - 2001
BTEC. MEDIA: COMMUNICATION & PRODUCTION
West Herts College, Watford
Result: Distinction. Received an excellent introduction to the world of media and learnt practical skills from shoot/editing to web design. Enjoyed learning about theoretical aspects of media and popular culture.
2001 - 2005
BSC. (JOINT HONS) COMPUTING & MEDIA
De Montfort University, Leicester
Result: 2:1. Flourished in a number of modules to become a fluent journalist, editor and producer. Extra-curricular activities involved writing for the student newspaper, presenting on Demon FM radio and helping launch Demon TV.
2004 - 2005
MA. (HONS) MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
Bournemouth University, Dorset
Result: Merit. Focused on digital publishing, reporting, broadcasting and online writing. Learnt principles of regulation, press freedoms and codes of conduct. Successfully developed the university's first news show, Nerve TV News.
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