He is currently a Content Coordinator at the Guardian, working on the Global Development Professionals Network. He is also a reporter focused on data and investigative stories for Energydesk, and a regular freelancer for Vice.
His journalistic interests include human rights, international development, law, politics, education and the environment.
Prior to his current roles, Joe led a journalism project at Child Rights International Network (CRIN), a job which saw him report from the Human Rights Council at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. He has also worked as a freelance reporter for Times Higher Education.
He graduated with merit from the MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University London in 2014.
Joe has written news and features for the Guardian, the Independent, the Sunday Times, Times Higher Education, When Saturday Comes and VICE. He has also interned at a variety of news organisations, including CBS News.
From June 2012 to June 2013 he was Media Intern at the University of Manchester Students’ Union. In this paid role, Joe led three student media outlets in print, radio and TV and managed more than one hundred budding student journalists and broadcasters.
During his time in Manchester, the number of people consuming student media content increased exponentially,with the student paper’s website (mancunion.com) seeing the number of unique visitors to the site double to over 200,000. He also co-organised and managed the £5,000 budget of the first ever student media awards at the University. This was a formal event featuring industry figures including Ian King, Business Editor at The Times, and Dom McGuinness from TalkSport.
In 2012, while still an undergraduate, Joe was nominated for Amnesty International’s Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year for his work at The Mancunion newspaper.
He has a First Class degree in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester.
He tweets here as @JSandlerClarke.