I have recently graduated from Goldsmiths University with an MA in Radio Production and spent the past 5+ years building experience as an assistant producer on documentary and music-based radio programmes and podcasts. I’m looking for a role in audio production where I can continue to develop as a producer making significant contributions across a variety of work in both radio and podcast. For a portfolio of my work and personal projects, please visit Soundcloud.com/stuart-beckwith
- Lost In The RiverMany people pass by the river Thames and pay it no mind, but for London's mudlark community it's a place to escape the noise of the city and make an intimate, sometimes spiritual connection with the past through the items they find. In Lost in the River we hear from Mike Webber, a Thames archaeologist, on why the river and its contents has been a constant source of comfort and inspiration throughout his life; and Liz Willis, a jeweller who takes inspiration from the items she finds along the fo
- Battles In A Longer WarThe importance of protest has always been an essential part of the democratic process in the UK, and now with a new Police and Crime Bill being passed, that right is under threat. This documentary takes you into the heart of two events of the 20th Century where protest was never more vital. Author and historian David Rosenberg discusses The Battle Of Cable Street of 1936 and the challenge to Moseley’s British Union of Fascists in London’s East End; while Senior Lecturer in Modern British Histor
- Sing A Song Of SeaweedSing A Song Of Seaweed is a short documentary focuses on Juliet Brodie, who some in the scientific community call a 'seaweed celebrity'. She's researched the wonders of seaweed for over 30 years, many of those at the Natural History Museum where she also heads up the choir. Hear her talk about her love of both music and science, why they're much the same, and renditions of her original compositions Seaweed Song and A Walk In Winter.
- Airbnb Local Cultural Guide: Waltham ForestTo celebrate local business and culture, and to mark Waltham Forest being named London Borough of Culture, Airbnb created a local guide to side step the obvious and shine a light on local shops, cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries within the borough - which I wrote the copy for.
- Airbnb Night At LEGO HouseAs part of Airbnb's Night At competition series, we created the chance for a family to win a money-can't-buy sleepover at the new LEGO HQ in Billund, Denmark. I led the global social media strategy, writing copy and working with the creative team to create assets, manage budgets for media spend, and capture the magic of the event with the family during their stay for Airbnb's social channels.
- Between The LinesI can’t seem to focus on finishing a single book in these times, so I thought it would be cool to ask a bunch of friends to send me a voice note of something they’re reading and enjoying, and collect them all together as a little audio anthology. I've called this Between The Lines. They feature a range of different things including a plays, poems, essays, recipes...you name it. Music features throughout and each episode features one chosen artist to give a consistent feel. The first episode
London, United KingdomFreelance
NonDef is an hour-long, weekly radio show produced and hosted by me and one other host. Each week we pick a topic, either of personal or public interest, or chosen by a guest, and explore it using thematic music and discussion, interspersed with relevant archive clips. This is developed through desk research, and by collating music and clips that might be used. I also edit the programme together on Adobe Audition ready for live broadcast and provide production notes to aid conversation, incorporating themes or subtopics that we may want to discuss. Following broadcast, I upload the show to the station’s website, sourcing imagery and writing SEO optimised copy for publication, and posting across social media platforms.
Podcast EditorBurning Bright Audio
- London, United KingdomFreelance
At Burning Bright Audio, I worked as podcast editor on the chart-topping business leader podcast ‘Working Hard, Hardly Working’ (WHHW) and another high profile forthcoming conversational podcast for Audible. Each project required a strong level of organisational and editorial skills. I worked closely with the producer to tight deadlines, following a production brief to restore audio and edit 90 minutes of conversation down to a vibrant and flowing 40 minutes, adding intro and outro segments and bedding music. This was well received by both client and producer, with WHHW reaching #5 in the Spotify podcast charts - resulting in me returning as editor for future projects. For the forthcoming podcast, I also used Trint transcription software to work closely with the producer and client on editorial choices, building a positive rapport to deliver the project with minimal re-edits.
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- Videography and Editing
- Radio Editing
- Radio Production
- Podcast Production
- Editing Sound
- Digital Marketing
MastersGoldsmiths, University of London
- London, United Kingdom
During my Masters I honed audio production skills to industry standard. As well as developing editing and production techniques on Adobe Audition, I also learnt to use a professional studio and mixing desk, incorporating ENPS. As part of working in the studio on live news production days, I regularly wrote, recorded and produced packages for news bulletins. My output also included audio documentaries with immersive sound design which required in-depth research and interviewing guests both remotely and on-location. My studies also included a well-rounded understanding of media law.
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