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Contact Details Ben Finch 52 Elder Road London SE27 9ND Mobile: Email: Twitter:

07429139336; @benfinch1

Experience Position Intern Production Editor Work experience




Publication Request Initiative

Dates 08/05/12 –

Articles published Research for a book on climate scepticism, carrying out investigations for NGOs, Freedom of Information requests. Islington 01/03/13 – ‘Bedroom tax hits 4,000, 2,500 disabled affected, Now 21/03/13 elderly at risk’ – Page 1, 14/03/13 ‘Vince Cable’s £50m city catapult’ – Page 10, 14/03/13 I also designed two 16 page newspapers. The Guardian 17/12/12 – I worked on stories including the Pat Finucane Inquiry, 11/01/13 the riots over the removal of the union flag from Belfast City Hall, the attempted murders of two police officers by dissident republicans and an investigation into Marie Stopes International. The Gown 04/11 – 05/12 ‘Victory for students as fees frozen’ – Page 1, 19/09/11 ‘School of Dentistry drilled by report’ – Page 1, 19/09/11 ‘Protestors “probably Catholic” says Queen’s report’ – Page 1, 17/10/11 Belfast 05/09/11 – ‘Snapped – 15 more suspected rioters’ – Page 2, Telegraph 07/09/11 08/09/11 ‘Why fantasy and sci-fi fans will be landing on Planet Belfast’ – Page 3, 08/09/11 County Down 06/11 – 08/11 ‘Councillors face staff blast’ – Page 1, 30/06/11 Spectator ‘Ards bears brunt of job cuts’ – Page 1, 25/08/11 ‘Invasion of the jellyfish’ – Page 1, 08/08/12

Employment history Position Training Advisor (Business Administration) Training Support Officer Learning Support Officer Customer Service Assistant Customer Service Assistant Temporary Clerical Officer Temporary Clerical Officer

Employer North Down Training Ltd.

Dates 08/10 – 09/12

Duties Obtaining work placements, providing workplace, classroom and pastoral learning and assessment, and holding 6-weekly reviews with learners

08/09 – 08/10 08/08 – 08/09 Teleperformance, 05/08 – 08/08 Selling financial products Bangor Search 06/07 – 03/08 Performing market research for Tesco Consultancy, Dundee CCEA, Belfast 06/05 – 08/05 Checking GCSE, As-level and A-level examinations and statistical data CCEA, Belfast 06/04 – 08/04 As above

Education City University London Newspaper Journalism MA 09/12 – Present Queen’s University, Belfast English Literature BA 09/09 – 06/12 Belfast Metropolitan College English Literature A-Level 09/08 – 06/09 University Of Dundee Physics BSC 09/06 – 06/08 Medicine MBchB 09/04 – 06/06 Regent House Grammar School 09/97 – 06/04 Qualification Details Subject



Date awarded

Newspaper Journalism English Literature English Literature Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology

To be awarded 2:1 B A A B A

MA BA (Hons) A-Level A-Level A-Level A-Level As-Level

06/12 06/09 06/04 06/04 06/04 06/03

Professional Training Subject Centre for Investigative Journalism DataJournalism Bootcamp OCR Award in Assessing Candidates Using a Range of Methods EDI Certificate in Business and Administration (Organisations and People) Foundation Diploma in Supported Employment CIEH Health and Safety in the Workplace


Date 03/1

Level 3


Level 2


A Level 2

05/09 12/08

Other experience Coming from Northern Ireland I have experience of dodging flying golf balls, masonry and petrol bombs. I am also used to speaking to a range of people, from the less salubrious types, to those trying to police them and come to a political solution. I am experienced in a range of Adobe CS6 programs, particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. I have also used Quark Express. I can operate the full range of Microsoft Office programmes and am also familiar with using Wordpress to publish online. I am interested in music and have a reasonable proficiency with sound and video editing software, as well as DJing programmes. Referees Ann McFerran Senior Lecturer in Newspaper Journalism City University London Northampton Square LONDON EC1V 0HB Telephone: 020 7040 0137 Email:

Brendan Montague Executive Director Request Initiative CIC 27-29 Cursitor Street LONDON EC4A 1LT Email:

Ben finch cv june 2013  


Ben finch cv june 2013