Michael Kosmides

Editor, Ghostwriter, Videographer, Writer, Managing Editor

Entrepreneurial journalist, editor and producer with extensive experience in covering major global events and working across diverse Media environments from Broadcasting to Print and from News and Current Affairs to B2B

Local Expert editorial consultant for the development of Editorial Guidelines on reporting and countering hate crime and speech in the “Respect Words” program, under the auspices of the European Commission - Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (JUST/2015/RRAC/AG), with the participation of eight European Media organisations. (2017)

Associate Expert Briefer for Greece and Cyprus at the Centre for International Briefing, in Farnham, UK; designed and conducted briefing sessions with diplomats and high level businessmen moving to Greece and Cyprus about history, political environment, business conduct and local lifestyle. (2000 – Present)

Associate Expert Consultant with the European Union MEDIA programme in Brussels (Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency –EACEA); played key role in formulating policies for promoting and funding cross media projects and documentaries with an emphasis on transmedia narratives developing over different media such as TV programmes, websites, games etc. (1995-2010)

Lecturer on Journalism at the London South Bank University at the BA in Journalism programme. (2014 – Present)

Freelance Journalist and Producer: Writer for various B2B publications; Executive Producer, Co-Producer and Director of factual TV programmes (2006 - Present)

Senior correspondent in London for CNN.gr providing news and analysis on developments in the UK. (2016 – 2017)

Editor/Producer of the flagship breakfast show of Share Radio, attracting the biggest share of listeners. Devised format, set up and run the live, news-driven, programme, looking mainly into micro- and macroeconomics stories. (2014 – 2016)

Managing editor for the English edition of a leading news-led Greek website. Set up newsroom, recruited staff, designed editorial guidelines. Managed development strategy and relation with affiliates. (2014)

Columnist/Editor at major Greek national daily. Re-launched the newspaper's website applying social media strategies to engage users and generate content. Co-ordinator for an augmented reality app that expanded the print edition into multimedia digital content on mobile platforms. Designed the workflow, oversaw editorial implementation. (2013)

Executive Producer, Co-Producer and Director for various TV shows including international co-productions. Negotiated production agreements and sales; designed and oversaw budget, wrote script, recruited cast and crew. (2006-2014)

Programme editor and anchor with the BBC World Service; Broadcast journalist with the BBC News Online. Led news team and set the agenda for the daily news programmes and web stories. Covered as field reporter numerous world events including, the 2003 Iraq war, the 2001 Genoa G8 Summit and demonstrations and many EU Summits. Associate editorial staff trainer with the BBC World Service Training. (1993 – 2006)

Other experience
European and Audio-visual Editor for the International News Services B2B agency writing for various B2B clients. Freelance reporter/commentator on the Greek financial crisis for the BBC, ITV and Press TV.

Executive Producer, Co-Producer and Director for various TV shows including international co-productions. Negotiated production agreements and sales; designed and oversaw budget, wrote script, recruited cast and crew, acted as line producer,

Associate Editor for a quarterly trilingual magazine on Greek-Chinese relations and for the strategic business consultants Introducing Leaders.
Hostile Environment and First Aid Training; Chemical Biological Radiological (CBR) War training; Editorial and managerial courses at the BBC World Service; Training for trainers at BBC Training; Diploma in Film, TV Direction and Production; Certificate of Audio-Visual Design.

Greek (mother language), excellent English, basic Spanish and some German
Content Types
Blog Post, Website Copy, Interview, Press Release, Video, Email Newsletter, Script, Commercial, News Video, General Video, Documentary
More Information
Hadjikou Film School (Athens, Greece), BA Film/TV DIrection
Parsers School (Athens, Greece), Certificate Audiovisual Design
London, UK|German, Modern Greek (1453-), English, Spanish

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