|Final Cut Pro|
|Edius NX HDV|
|Live & Telephone Interviewing|
|Photo / Graphics Editing|
A qualified Multimedia Journalist and experienced Assistant Producer. Proficient in all aspects of newsroom production with proven first class news judgement and six years on-screen live daily TV experience. Highly skilled in brainstorming ideas for broadcast; researching contributors; working with high-profile talent; and self-shooting on the Canon 305. Eric always bring imaginative proposals to production meetings and thrive under the pressures presented in live topical debate shows. His television and journalism background has given him a good eye for story ideas and how to share them in a way that gets people talking. Fully aware of media law; compliance - and can work confidently within the rules of Ofcom.
Name: Eric Johnson (BSc. MA. Hons)
Driving Licence: Full, clean
INTERACTIVE ASSISTANT PRODUCER (Full time)
August 2007 – January 2013
London, United Kingdom
Reacted to news and popular trends to develop original panel debates for The Wright Stuff on Channel 5. Produced, presented and shot VTs and engaged excellent planning skills to originate debates for broadcast, whilst ensuring the studio was booked with interesting guests. Reported from film premieres and produced/presented features – everything from investigating whether the public will accept random acts of kindness from a stranger to whether pole dancing is a really good form of exercise. Worked daily within the rules of Ofcom and well used to dealing with a wide range of people. My knowledge and background has led me to know what the daytime audience wants from their television experience and how to handle the pressures of live TV.
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR (Freelance)
Channel 5 News (ITN)
May 2012 – July 2012
London, United Kingdom
Assisted editors and producers to create a first class news programme daily by using my contacts to book studio contributors, interviewing guests on location and reacting to agency feeds. Undertook planning duties and provided logistical support to on-the-road teams.
July 2010 – August 2010
Isleworth, United Kingdom
Booked guests, scripted news items & teases and edited video for bulletins. Worked with graphics, produced news packages and translated stories to the screen from a catalogue of sources.
NEWS & ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER (Freelance)
March 2007 – August 2007
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Produced sports, news and entertainment content for the UK's first video mobile channel.
ASSISTANT EDITOR (Full time)
November 2006 – March 2007
London, United Kingdom
Created visual compelling content for Real.com, making it the destination of choice for online entertainment. Developed email campaigns, digital marketing strategies and became a proficient video editor on Final Cut Pro and Canopus video editing systems. Developed a firm understanding of what online audiences want.
NEWS & SHOWBIZ REPORTER (Full time)
Herts Mercury 96.6
November 2005 – November 2006
Watford, United Kingdom
Self-generated local stories and big exclusives for Hertfordshire. Produced film reviews, interviewed well-known personalities and reported & read the news and weather. Major accomplishment: The first journalist on the scene of the 2005 Buncefield Oil Depot explosion, providing reports for radio stations around the world.
2004 – 2005: Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset.
MA. (Hons) Multimedia Journalism - [Merit].
Enhanced skills in editing, reporting, research, writing. He learnt the following core journalism modules:
Whilst at Bournemouth, Eric developed the idea of Nerve TV News - the university’s first student current affairs show. He co-presented the show, wrote the script and produced television reports. This received national recognition and won Eric several awards, including best presenter, best newcomer and best show.
2001 – 2004: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester.
BSc. (Hons) Joint Honours Computing & Media - [2.1].
Eric completed the following modules:
Eric passed the Practical Journalism module accredited by the NCTJ, providing a good foundation of skills and theory needed to be a fluent journalist. The Advanced Video Production Module made Eric a competent editor, director and producer. Whilst at De Montfort, he also wrote articles for the student newspaper, was a co-presenter on the award winning Demon FM and helped launch Demon TV.
1999 – 2001: West Herts College, Watford, Herts.
GNVQ (Adv.) Media: Communication & Production - [Distinction].
Eric received an excellent introduction to the world of media, where he learnt the practical production skills of video editing, filming, photography and web design.
1994 – 1999: St Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth, Herts.
GCSE x 10 - [100% A – C pass].
Excelled at music, technology and English.
Thanks to varied experience of working in journalism across radio, television and online platforms, Eric brings engaging and creative skills that appeal to a news-focussed multimedia audience. As a reporter on the front line of news, he leaves no stone unturned for the exclusive story and always turns captivating ideas into reality. His live radio and television experience means he is not thrown by sudden situation changes and can perform at ease on air. Eric is in check with what audiences are following and have excellent communication abilities. He thrives on an impending deadline and never accepts second best.