Currently at the Guardian as Sound Engineer and theme composer for the new daily podcast: Today in Focus. I’ve project managed award-winning film and audio productions that have featured on Channel 4's Random Acts, BBC, Promo News and many more. Ex-Studio Manager at the BBC World Service, Radio 4 and LBC.Locked Pro Plan feature
As well as composing the theme song, I working alongside award-winning journalists, bringing a new dimension to the podcast with music and sound design. I add the finishing touches to the stories ensuring every episode is mixed to a high-quality standard every weekday.
As part of Poetry & Lyrics Festival 2017, I Project Managed the Poet in the City (PinC) Podcast team to present a special edition episode. This involved: organising and assigning roles to each member. • Liaising with guests & talent • Coordinating mail outs for guest invites and promotion request/PS swaps. • Setting goals & deadlines in order to monitor progress. • Used my editorial experience to fine-tune interview questions. • Over-saw the recording of every interview. • Single-handedly edited and mixed the entire podcast with all available resources.
• Outputting topical, news-based phone-in shows. • Liaising with news-readers, reporters, guests, presenters, producers/assistant producers as well as management. • Editing news clips and montages to broadcast. • Proof-listening to reporter audio packages. • Handling ISDNs, News Feeds and Outside Sources in order to asses and manage audio quality before and during live broadcast. • Producing and mixing imaging for special broadcast shows and promotional use. •Training new tech-ops. • Consulting with the engineering team when faced with any technical issues.
- Operate audio studio equipment effectively and safely. This includes the use of mixing desks, controlling the routing of outside sources. - Operate playout and production-based systems as well as recording, editing, mixing, and replaying material. -Working with teams in the studio, offering operational and creative guidance and advice -Responsible for, and able to offer advice on, the technical quality, aural balance and audibility of programme material. -Develop specialist audio skills whilst retaining the ability to balance and control a whole range of radio productions, both live and pre-recorded, working to the highest level either with Studio Manager colleagues or single-handed - Identify when problems arise in broadcast-critical systems and able to work around them where necessary.
Produced a film-poem written and composed by myself. Collaborating with director, Émile, my task to oversee the project making sure that we stayed within the budget (self-funded) and that we remained organised and efficient throughout the process.
- Managing playback software(s) (iTunes & Soundboard) - Outputting music and audio during tournament rounds and medal ceremonies including the winning country’s national anthem.