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.

Tearfund

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.

Coverage of Cakes, Bakes & Faith with Martha & Will

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

Listen to Jenny Pullen on BBC Radio 2

Photo: David Cavan/Tearfund

Westminster Chapel

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.

Read how I updated our visuals

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.

Watch the Chapel End Screen animation in action

Radio

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.

Read about making radio mobile friendly

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.

Watch my Community Radio Awards animations

Photography

My wife and I enjoy travelling and discovering new sights. I attempt to capture these moments.

The best of these photos are available to download and use for free from the photography community site Unsplash.

View my photos

Photo: Palm House @ Kew Gardens, Richmond

Contact Me

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.

@OliverNeedham

Read my blog

There's also my work life's story on LinkedIn.

Find me on LinkedIn

Got an offer I can't refuse or need assistance with something? You can send me an email.

oliver@oliverneedham.co.uk

Photo: Surrey Street, Croydon