Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio 5 live
I am currently on a six-month attachment at Media City, primarily producing Lates (Stephen Nolan, Phil Williams, Question Time Extra Time and Up All Night).
Broadcast Journalist, BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey (September 2015 – May 2017)
Producer, reporter and newsreader, working on various programmes and delivering original stories to multiple platforms within the region. Output producer of BBC Surrey’s flagship Breakfast programme, playing a fundamental role in the station’s coverage of key stories such as the Southern Rail dispute and airport expansion, and breaking stories such as the EU Referendum result. Digital: Social media rep, representing the station at BBC English Regions workshops and conferences, and sharing skills and best practice with colleagues. Sport: Additional work with the sport team as a commentator, reporter and producer, playing a key role in the station’s coverage of Brighton & Hove Albion’s promotion to the Premier League. Recognition: Nominated by the station for the Radio Academy 30 Under 30 Class of 2016.
Freelance Producer and Reporter, BBC Sussex & BBC Surrey (May 2015 – September 2015)
Investigated and provided material for local and national stories. Produced packages, arranged and conducted interviews, and wrote cues, copy and briefs. Co-managed live output by gathering and editing audio, arranging guests, operating the phones and overseeing the social media channels.
Freelance Assistant Producer and Reporter, LBC (May 2015 – July 2015)
Supported the output producer by screening calls, texts and tweets, developing and steering the discussion. Conducted research and provided editorial material for the presenter as appropriate.
As part of LBC’s ambitious coverage of Election Night 2015, I made my first appearance on live national radio reporting from the Hampstead & Kilburn count.
— Mitch Mansfield (@Mitch_Mansfield) May 8, 2015
Freelance Broadcast Assistant, BBC WM 95.6 Sport (February 2015 – May 2015)
While studying in Birmingham, I began working at BBC WM on weekends and bank holidays. I provided the programme’s producer with information and technical support, managed the social media channels and turned around creative highlights packages in a short timeframe. The role required me to have a good knowledge of events and understanding of sports broadcasting, as well as a technical grasp of the RadioMan editing software and the ENPS newsroom system.
Sports commentator, reporter and presenter, BHBN Hospital Radio (November 2014 – March 2015)
I delivered live match commentary and reports from Premier League and Football League fixtures, for visually impaired spectators and across hospitals in Birmingham. I also presented the station’s sports show.
News Reporter and Sports Editor, University Radio York (2013-2014)
I worked on live news and sports programmes and outside broadcasts. I established, co-produced and presented the station’s first-ever regular dedicated sports programme, and revived and managed the station’s sports-based social media presence. I reported and commentated on a variety of local and campus-based news and sports stories and events, and interviewed various local politicians, public figures, journalists and sportspeople. Awards: Best Newcomer, University of York Media Awards 2014; Biggest Contribution to News, University Radio York Awards 2014; Shortlisted for the Greg Dyke Award for Student Media, YUSU Awards 2014; Silver in Best Journalistic Programming at the Student Radio Awards 2014 (URY News Team)
Other work experience
BBC Radio York Sport (February 2014), BBC Sussex Breakfast (July 2014), BBC Radio 4 at Broadcasting House – The World At One and PM (July 2014), BBC WM 95.6 – The Paul Franks Show (Drive) (August 2014), Signal 107 (December 2014), Sky News Radio (March 2015), Global Radio (March 2015)