Ben Atkinson | Creative Media Professional


Hello, I'm Ben Atkinson! Thanks for dropping by my website...

I'm Ben Atkinson and I'm a creative media production graduate (BA Hons Media Production, University of Lincoln) working out of the East Midlands area of the UK. Currently I split my time between working for the University of Lincoln delivering social media for their Human Resources department, and for the BBC at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Since 2008 I've been presenting on local radio, launching my own Country Music programme which is networked on stations across the East Midlands featuring guest interviews and sessions from across the UK and America, and cofounding the student station Brayford Radio. I'm passionate about the role of radio in the digital revolution and have created a number of interactive radio dramas, documentaries and apps on subjects as varied as history, tourism and stories for children.


My work at a glance


  • Presenter in local radio for over six years, with experience hosting Drivetime, Breakfast and Specialist Music Shows.
  • Producer and presenter of weekly radio programme, Ben's Country Music Show, feauturing News from Nashville, Featured Albums and Live Sessions.
  • Studied abroad in the USA at MSUM, Moorhead, Minnesota for six months in 2011.
  • Covered the CMA Awards from Nashville Tennessee for Ben's Country Music Show in November 2011, interviedwing artists and attending international media events.
  • Jointly set up and launched student radio station Brayford Radio in January 2012 and acted as Brand Director to June 2013
  • Graduated from the Univeristy of Lincoln in September 2013, with a First Class degree in Media Production.
  • Awarded for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Lincoln School of Media' at my graduation in 2013.
  • Part of the BBC Production Talent Pool 2013/14, with previous experience at BBC Radio Leicester and the World Service.
  • Set up my own business, Tall Lime, in January 2014 offering web design and media production services for local and national clients.
  • Awarded 'Intern of the Year' in April 2014 for my social media and design work for the Univeristy of Lincoln HR Dept.
  • Web designer competent in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and PHP.
  • Author of three books, two novels and a travelogue (to be released June 2014).

Testimonials


Ben is a strong all-rounder, from video and audio production, social media engagement, to creative writing and design. He is technically skilled using AV recording equipment, and editing software on both Mac and PC. During his time working for me, he produced numerous promotional materials, including poster and flyer designs, magazine and publications, animated videos and short films.
Ross Ironfield - Marketing Manager, University of Lincoln Students' Union.

It's been a pleasure working with Ben, who is always well informed and up to date in his specialist area. As a co-worker Ben is helpful and willing to lend a hand when required, as a presenter he is technical proficient with attention to detail and he has a warm, responsive relationship with his many listeners.
Mitch de Faria - Broadcaster, blogger and creative industries mentor.

Ben was utterly dedicated to his role as brand director. He did work far beyond his role dictated and showed incredible passion for the work he did. His website design skills and back-end technical knowledge proved invaluable. A true professional.
Michael Passingham - Station Manager, Brayford Radio.


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