John Lubbock

Freelance journalist


John Lubbock – Investigative Journalist, Filmmaker & Media Strategist


Email: jwslubbock@gmail.com


An investigative journalist, filmmaker, and media strategist with a career in uncovering and narrating stories that spark dialogue and inspire change. With a keen eye for detail and a relentless pursuit of truth, I have successfully navigated the complexities of international politics, human rights, and environmental issues through compelling journalism and strategic communication. My expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of media production, from writing in leading publications to creating impactful documentaries. My role as a communicator is to bridge gaps, challenge perceptions, and bring to light stories that matter.


  • MA in International Politics and Human Rights, City University London, 2007-2008
  • BA in English Studies, University of Nottingham, 2004-2007

Career Highlights

  • Freelance Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker
    Jan 2013 – Present
    A dynamic portfolio featuring investigative pieces on international politics, cybersecurity, and social issues for The Guardian, Vice, and OpenDemocracy, among others. Directed a poignant documentary on the Armenian Genocide’s centenary, mastering editing suites like Final Cut and Adobe Premiere Pro. I have worked as a regular reporter for websites like Left Foot Forward, Ahval, and Byline Times.
  • Solar Media, UK Editor
    Mar 2023 – Sep 2023
    Led editorial direction for this renewable energy sector B2B publication, introducing a podcast series and expanding my network within the renewable energy industry, demonstrating the power of journalism in shaping sustainable futures.
  • Global Witness, Communications Consultant
    Oct 2022 – Dec 2022
    Designed and executed high-impact communication strategies for environmental investigations, bringing to light corruption and malpractice by companies in the Amazon rainforest.
  • Wikimedia UK, Communications Coordinator
    Apr 2016 – Jan 2020
    Elevated the charity’s visibility and mission through strategic communications and public engagement, leveraging my journalistic acumen to spotlight Wikipedia’s vital role in the digital information era.
  • University of Westminster, Visiting Lecturer
    Sep 2020 – Jan 2022
    Imparted digital media wisdom to the next generation, focusing on content creation, digital analysis, and the critical role of media in shaping society.

Skills & Expertise

  • Investigative Reporting: Uncovering truths and presenting them through compelling narratives.
  • Digital Storytelling: Leveraging multimedia tools to enhance story impact.
  • Content Strategy: Developing content that resonates with diverse audiences across multiple platforms.
  • Public Speaking & Education: Engaging presentations that educate and inspire.
  • Media Production: Skilled in documentary filmmaking and editing.
  • Languages: Fluent in English, proficient in French, and intermediate Turkish.

Technical Proficiency

  • Advanced knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop.
  • Competent in music production and sound editing.
  • Proficient in data analysis tools for investigative journalism.