Rory Martin is a freelance multi-media journalist with over five years of experience.
Making his radio debut at the age of 26, Rory has gone on to read the news live for Your Radio, report for BBC Highland, The Evening Times (Glasgow), The Evening Telegraph (Dundee), and That's TV.
His first breakthrough in television was submitting exclusive shots of the first Glasgow School of Art in 2014. These were broadcast on the STV Six O'clock news. Continuing with STV, he gained valuable insight into production with STV Glasgow as a runner and social media intern on their flagship programme, The Riverside Show.
Rory's most recent role in journalism was with That's TV. This involved working as a video journalist with their stations in Oxfordshire and Solent on the south coast. He was part of the launch team for That's Cambridge, which set-up a news operation from scratch.
Working for BBC Highlands and Islands furthered his development as a broadcaster. He proved able to write copy and report for radio, online and TV to a high standard, as well as conducting interviews for the radio team. In his career so far, he has interviewed hundreds of people, from as high as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to Scotland football manager Alex McLeish, to those in the homeless community.
Rory currently is working freelance with Black Cat Radio in St Neots on their Full English Breakfast Show.
This is utilising all the skills he attained on the crowdfunded Dekko Comics project. By using his excellent news judgement, he worked with the creator to more than meet his target by successfully getting the story into the media. STV, The Courier and the Kirkintilloch Herald subsequently ran the story. The educational comics for dyslexics have now reached 12 issues.
With the Baptist Union of Scotland, he put in place a strong communications framework. This included greatly enhancing their social media presence and engagement. As an organisation representing nearly 13000 members in 160 churches spread out from Shetland to Selkirk, he reformed their magazine, so that it better represents them. A high-quality new website was delivered, which vastly improved members’ ability to connect with one another, share resources and ideas, as well as engage across a large network.
Rory is a BJTC accredited journalist who has created high-quality promotional videos for the charities and churches.
His most challenging project to date was the Reuben Reunited documentary. This was about a Tanzanian social entrepreneur, Reuben N'gwala, reuniting with old friends from a Glasgow church, who had inspired him and supported him over the years to transform the lives of the poorest in his community. This was shot to broadcast quality entirely on a smartphone. Thus proving that the skills and talent he has can cross cultures and push the boundaries of technology.
As evidenced by his success in his chosen media, Rory is a consummate and experienced professional who thrives in every aspect of his work, be it as a news reader, video journalist, editor or reporter.
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