Josh Wilde

ITV News Trainee at ITV Channel in Jersey. First-Class Degree from Bournemouth University, winning awards for written and broadcast work. Broken two national stories with international coverage, appearing across Sky News, BBC, ITV and national newspapers. Salzburg Media Academy Scholarship Fellow.


Former Multimedia Content Creator for Salzburg Global Seminar. Experience in football commentary for BBC Radio Somerset, regional and national football reporting, interviewing public figures, running social media accounts and delivering multimedia content.

Josh is enthusiastic, willing, personable, committed and self-motivated. A pleasure to work with.

Kim Hewitt, ITV Meridian Programme Editor

Breaking National Stories

Josh broke a major story in September 2018 that was reported internationally. Having been evacuated from Cameo nightclub after an unknown irritant was released, he spoke to police officers, eyewitnesses and filmed the scene. Josh's Twitter updates received over 900,000 impressions. 40 people were treated by paramedics and one person was taken to hospital.

Over the next 24 hours and on very little sleep, Josh fielded media requests for his pictures from around the world including the USA, Japan and Germany. He conducted interviews across TV, radio, print and online, appearing on Sky News, the BBC, ITV, and in most national newspapers. 

In January 2017, Josh broke the story of a chemical incident in Bournemouth University's Student Village. Neighbouring homes were evacuated and the area was cordoned off. Josh supplied interviews, pictures and information to national and regional media outlets. Tragically one student had died. The coroner later recorded a verdict of suicide. 

Josh has always shown great initiative. He is a great listener and always takes on board your suggestions. More than anything, Josh is 100% reliable.

Jon Hopper, former Yeovil Town Football Club Programme Editor

Qualifications and Awards

2019 Graduate of the Multimedia Journalism degree course at Bournemouth University with First-Class Honours. Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), and the Publishers Association (PA). Achieved the BJTC's Professional Journalism Skills Certificate.

Awarded Best Television News Package and Best Broadcast Writer by Bournemouth University in 2018. Also shortlisted for Best Interactive Documentary (2019) and Best Broadcast Documentary (2018). Received 2017 Online Article of the Year at the student Nerve Awards.

Fellow of the 2018 Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, earning a prestigious three-week scholarship to work with international students and industry leaders to re-imagine journalism in an age of distrust.

A grade in A-Level English Language with three A-Levels A to C, two additional AS-Levels A to B, and 12 GCSEs A Star to B.

Josh is an enthusiastic, personable and respectful emerging professional. His record of attendance, engagement, group and practical work was excellent. The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is an intensive three-week summer school and one of the world's leading year-long hubs of innovative pedagogy, applied research and community engagement.

The Academy brings together students, leading scholars and industry practitioners from five continents. Josh made a valuable contribution to his cohort appreciated by both his faculty and his peers.

Dr Roman Gerodimos, Bournemouth University Faculty Lead for the Salzburg Academy

More About Josh

Passionate about the media better serving young people, particularly through new forms of storytelling on social media, attending a 2019 BBC In Person Youth Audiences event at Television Centre to discuss and pitch ideas.

Committed to tackling misinformation through media literacy, helping run a two-day workshop in London's Olympic Park funded by the US Embassy. Wrote a 10,000-word dissertation into how young people interact with news on social media.

Commissioned to film the 2018 Kurt Schork Awards hosted by the Thomson-Reuters Foundation at their UK head offices in Canary Wharf, London. Shot the promotional video for an interactive app about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein.

Trained in media law and ethics, Adobe editing software, ENPS and Burli news production, search engine and social media optimisation. Qualified Lifeguard and Chief Scout Gold Award recipient. Former Deputy Head Boy. 

Josh has interviewed then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, rapper Big Narstie in a swimming pool, and a number of sportspeople across men's and women's football and boxing.

You're talented, not to mention enthusiastic. We could use more people like you.

Daniel Mumby, Western Gazette Journalist

Examples of Josh's Work

Ten multimedia pieces of work from short video and audio documentaries to online articles and newspaper reports. Click to expand.

Josh showed a real willingness to learn and co-operate during a fast-paced, busy period. His application and presentation were excellent. We wouldn't hesitate in allowing Josh further opportunities within the industry.

Dan Houlker, former Media Content Manager at AFC Bournemouth

Work Placements

Josh has completed a number of professional work placements in television, radio, print and digital media. These include ITV Meridian, AFC Bournemouth, Somerset Live, Yeovil Town FC, Radio Ninesprings, South Somerset District Council's Communications Department, and The Football League Paper.

These placements enabled Josh to pitch, develop and execute story ideas, including lead stories for ITV Meridian. He also organised and conducted interviews, produced packages to air, published articles, wrote autocue copy, developed contacts, and worked flexibly often beyond his designated hours.

Josh is motivated to learn more about how newsrooms operate and programmes are produced, visiting ITV West Country, BBC South Today, BBC Radio Solent, and BBC Points West.

Josh conveyed a clear appetite for journalism and editorial understanding. He showed skills and clarity of thought more advanced than some third-year students we have had work for us [during a first-year University placement]. Hopefully he will be back.

Adam Ellis, Executive Digital Editor at The Football League Paper

Freelancing

Josh is The Non-League Paper's regular Yeovil Town football reporter, producing on-the-day match reports with teams and formations, player ratings, interview quotes from both managers and match stats. He also freelances for BBC Radio Somerset, commentating on Yeovil matches. Josh previously volunteered for Three Valleys community radio, commentating on Yeovil matches, featuring on podcasts, reading the news and running their social media.

Josh started writing voluntarily for his local newspaper's website aged 14, expanding into regular print columns. He produced features for online website Football League World and Yeovil Town Football Club's official programme. This progressed to a paid freelancing role with Yeovil during sixth-form, writing columns, interviewing first-team players for profiles and reporting academy news.

Josh deputised for the club's Head of Media at the start of the 2016-17 season. This role included running the team's social media and announcing new signings, fulfilling matchday duties and overseeing press calls with journalists.

Josh played an active role in student media at University, becoming one of the editors for the Bournemouth Rock newspaper during his first year and producing and presenting news bulletins on Nerve Radio.

He has freelanced for a number of media organisations writing football previews, match reports and interviewing managers and players for reaction pieces across the men's and women's game. These outlets include Press Association Sport (with work published on BBC Sport, Sky Sports and ESPN), The Football League and Non-League Papers, Sportsbeat for the FA Women's Super League website, The Western Daily Press, Sunday Indy, and CheckdMedia.

Josh has always shown genuine enthusiasm and commitment to his work. After each interview, every player has said what a polite and enthusiastic young man he is. He meets our strict deadlines and has never let us down.

I am pleased to offer a personal reference as to his good character, honesty and reliability. I am yet to see Josh not smile, he is a cheerful chap with a great working attitude.

I am sure that whoever employs Josh will find him to be a hard worker as well as a very pleasant person. I confidently recommend him for any career he wishes to pursue.

James Healey, former Head of Media at Yeovil Town Football Club

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Josh was highly professional, enthusiastic and applied himself to every task he was set. We would be more than happy to welcome him back to our organisation in future.

Stephen D'Albiac, Senior Reporter at Somerset Live

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