Hello, I'm Oliver Needham
I work in media, creating digital content for press, churches and radio.
I'm a PR & Media Officer at Tearfund, an international aid and development charity.
My work focuses on generating press coverage for the organisation, working alongside our ambassadors and fundraising products.
For my church, I volunteer as the Tech Team Leader at Westminster Chapel.
I lead a team of volunteers to serve the church's technical needs, primarily on Sundays, but also for additional events.
At Tearfund, I work in the Media team, who are responsible for the press coverage and public reputation for the charity.
As PR & Press Officer, my role is to gain coverage of our work with a fantastic team of ambassadors.
Tearfund is supported by a community of fundraisers who go to extraordinary lengths to raise funds. I've had the privilage of organising local and national coverage of their efforts
Photo: David Cavan/Tearfund
Leading the Westminster Chapel Tech Team means I work with a great team of volunteers who support the church's Sunday services and other events.
My focus has been on the visuals used throughout services, including the introduction of motion backgrounds and using a new font during sung worship.
For non-Sunday events, I have produced additional visuals such as logo animations and event highlight videos. Christmas services have seen me co-ordinate the visuals and lighting to accompany a packed program of songs, spoken word and messages.
As the church explored online services in March 2020, I have organised the church's use of YouTube and produced the lyric overlays for worship and the end screen animations.
Before Tearfund, I worked at All In Media as Digital Producer for 6 years. There I project managed digital services for radio stations across the world. This focused on apps for smart phones and server-side technology.
Using my experience, I have written about how radio stations should approach bringing their audio stream to mobile devices.
After leaving university, I supported the Student Radio Association by being a judge for their awards and worked on several event radio stations for Poacher International Scout & Guide Jamboree and the ONE Event gathering.
As part of the Community Radio Awards, I've created, produced and ran their 2018 & 2019 ceremony graphics and animations, alongside accompanying audio cues.
If you want to find out more about my work or my love for burgers, you can follow me on Twitter or read my blog.
There's also my work life's story on LinkedIn.
Got an offer I can't refuse or need assistance with something? You can send me an email.
Photo: Surrey Street, Croydon