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

Published Content

Biohacks & implanted tech – new threats within

Covered and reported on the event organised by the Fraud Advisory Panel on bio-hacking and implanted technologies.

November 27th, 2018
Beyond Brexit [Video]

Filmed and edited my interview with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP in London on how Brexit might affect AML/CFT regulations for businesses.

November 29th, 2018

Reporting on the Greek tobacco industry

News Video
Share Radio 'Morning Money' breakfast show 24/6/16 (Brexit day)

Editor and Producer for Share Radio's breakfast show on the day of Brexit (NOTE: Audio, not video as mentioned in Content Type. Unfortunately there is now audio choice)

June 24th, 2016
Renewables sector emerges bloody but unbowed from Europe’s recession

Reporting on the renewable sector in Europe

August 4th, 2014
News Video

Reporting at the violent anti-austerity protests in Greece (NOTE: I'm the reporter, not videographer/editor)

February 16th, 2014
AB International – June 2013

Reporting on accounting and the economic crisis in Greece for AB magazine of ACCA

June 6th, 2013
Website Copy
Chipita coy over 'new Slovakia plant' claims

Reporting on Chipita's plans to open an new plant in Slovakia

June 26th, 2017
News Video
BBC World News 2015 09 20 Michael Kosmides

Expert appearance on BBC News on Greek elections

September 20th, 2015
A year of uncertainty

Reporting on the cosmetics industry in Greece

June 20th, 2012
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