Online CV

Journalistic experience:

August 2016 – Present: Bloomberg BNA
• Senior Reporter for Bloomberg BNA, covering international tax. As of Oct. 2016, broke exclusive story on U.K.’s largest mutual insurance company calling for clarity on proposed corporation tax changes; revealed that U.K.’s non-domiciled residents are not leaving the country (as of Sept. 2016), despite proposed tax hit; and explored how the U.K.’s timetable for Brexit affects VAT cases referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Me - in my favourite Madrid café

Ben Stupples | Journalist | 24

October 2015 – August 2016: Bloomberg Billionaires Index
• Reported for the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, with a focus on Europe’s wealthiest individuals. Broke story on Todd Christopher, founder and chief executive officer of hair-care company Vogue International LLC, becoming a billionaire; reported on U.K.’s billionaires losing $5.5 billion through Brexit; wrote exclusive story on billionaire New York real estate developer Axel Stawski, who had never appeared before on any wealth ranking list.

June – September 2015: Bloomberg News
• 10-week internship, reporting on UK finance and EMEA commodities markets; exclusive on Hiscox CEO’s desire for additional stress tests on Lloyd’s of London insurers, which was covered by the Financial Times; broke story on RBS Group DDoS attack; covered grains, cocoa and all metals. (Public profile on Bloomberg.com; majority only available to subscribers.)

May – June 2015: Russia Today
• Freelance: Exclusive news story on the Church of England’s and Muslim Council Britain’s response to a rise in hate crimes across England and Wales, with 2,000 shares online; and on rise in stalking crimes across same countries.

March 2015 – June 2015: ExaroNews, an investigative news website
• Freelance: Additional research on MPs’ voting on changes to the Official Secrets Act, and the (then) Goddard child sex abuse inquiry.

January 2015 – June 2015: Islington Gazette
• Freelance: Exclusive news story on Victorian houses shaking due to oversized vehicles; exclusive feature on Islington’s teddy-collector pensioner.

January – June 2015: Bath Chronicle
• WEX: Two exclusive news stories, including a page lead on a steak restaurant’s food hygiene rating being downgraded from 4* to 1* within two months (print only); exclusive first-person feature on former teacher’s life-changing brain tumour experience.

The Times | April 2015 | Goldman Sachs

The Times | April 2015 | Goldman Sachs

February – May 2015: The Guardian
Freelance: feature for Self-Harm Awareness Day, with 11,000 shares online; exclusive news story on the Royal College of General Practitioner’s response to plans for seven-day GP surgeries.

May 2015: The Times
• Freelance: Joint byline on judge’s criticism of five-year sentences for stalking crimes (paywall). Reported, also, for the newspaper’s Diary section (print only).

May 2015: The Sunday Times
• Freelance: Exclusive news story on a rise in hate crimes across England and Wales (paywall).

April 20 – 24 2015: The Times 
• Work experience (WEX): News story on Goldman Sachs executive’s multimillion pound payoff (paywall)

April 7 – 18 2015: The Sunday Times
• WEX: Additional reporting on investigation into UK political parties’ gender and ethnicity (paywall)

February 2015: City A.M.
• Freelance: Business features writer for the newspaper’s Office Politics section.

February 2015: Bristol Post
• Freelance: Exclusive news stories on the use of Sarah’s Law and Clare’s Law in Avon and Somerset.

December 14 – 18 2014: City A.M.
• WEX: Five news stories, including coverage of the negotiations for the Premier League’s TV rights and the £1.8 billion sale of Orange Switzerland.

Estates Gazette | August 2014 | Boris Johnson

Estates Gazette | August 2014 | Boris as PM

December 8 – 12 2014: Bristol Post
• WEX: Three exclusive news stories, including a page-three lead about a school’s warning to parents about a man approaching girls outside the local train station.

August 11 – 15 2014: Estates Gazette
• WEX: Feature (pictured) on Boris Johnson’s possible real estate policies as Prime Minister.

June 16 – 27 2014: North Devon Gazette
• Five news stories — including an exclusive news story on the response to Devon County Council’s decision to close care homes across the region.

July 2013 – July 2014: Chief Editor of The Tab Exeter, an online student newspaper

My responsibilities included:
• Leading a 34-member editorial team, with 90 additional contributing writers.
• Founding The Tab’s first social media team, which helped to optimise online traffic.
• Highlights include doubling our monthly audience, in five months, to 80,000 unique readers, and tripling our number of monthly page views to over 320,000.

May 29 – 30 2014: Exeter Express and Echo
• WEX: Comment article on my experience at University of Exeter.

July 15 – 26 2013: Estates Gazette

Bristol Post | December 2014 | Stranger danger

Bristol Post | December 2014 | Stranger

• WEX: Two features: one about my nine-month placement with JLL, Madrid; the other on the property-related policies to help curb obesity rates (print only).

June 2012 – April 2013: The Prisma, an English-Spanish online newspaper
• Freelance: Five features published, with topics ranging from: Spain’s financial crisis; university students’ binge drinking (which I sent to No. 10 Downing Street, who responded enthusiastically); football hooliganism and alpha-male stereotypes.

Employment:

October 2012 – July 2013: Jones Lang LaSalle España (NYSE: JLL)
• Nine-month internship in the Research, Marketing and PR department of Jones Lang LaSalle (now JLL), Madrid.
• Main responsibilities included sending out daily bulletins about Europe’s property market, co-managing the company’s social media strategy, and regularly translating documents and press releases.

The Guardian | February 2015 | Self-harm

The Guardian | February 2015 | Self-harm Awareness Day

Education:

2014 – 15: City University London | Newspaper Journalism MA | Distinction

Modules included: Teeline shorthand; news reporting; media law; court reporting; Freedom of Information; international correspondent (specialist module); online journalism; public administration; innovation journalism; newspaper production.

2010 – 2014: University of Exeter | BA English Literature and Spanish | Distinction in Spoken Spanish | Class II Division I.

2005 – 2010: Monkton Senior School, Bath | A Levels: English Literature: A*, English Language: A, Spanish: A.

Achievements:

November 2015: Student Journalist of the Year
• Award received at Mind Media Awards 2015 for Guardian feature (pictured above) published for Self-Harm Awareness Day 2015.

The Sunday Times | May 2015 | Hate crimes

The S. Times | May 2015 | Hate crimes

March 2015: The Sunday Times
• One of eight candidates shortlisted for the newspaper’s graduate scheme, chosen from over 750 applicants.

March 2015: City University London:
• Part of a six-person team that won an award for journalism innovation, creating a business plan for an app that connects freelance journalists with media companies.

Monkton Senior School:
• Spanish 2010.
• English Language 2010.

Additional information:

• Spanish (fluent).

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