Howard Timberlake

Howard Timberlake

Digital Producer, BBC Global News

A classic example of a multimedia Swiss Army Knife, Howard has built up a host of key skills he may need to employ in this fast and adventurous digital age. He knows his way around stills and video cameras, can edit, direct, present, and you may even hear his voice in online videos from BBC Earth.

Howard began his career as part-tea boy/part-studio producer at BBC Radio Berkshire when he was 18, before joining BBC News Online in 2000. There he cut his teeth in fast-paced content production through some of the biggest news stories of the early 21st Century – September 11th 2001, the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the death of the Queen Mother, to name a few.

Later, as a freelancer, Howard worked in editorial and social media roles at the National Trust, the Environment Agency and Microsoft, before re-joining the BBC again in 2013.

His current role with the multi award-winning Features team plays to his favourite areas – telling great stories in informative, creative and innovative ways. This has included forays into 360-degree video and interactive visual storytelling.