Rupert Eden has over a decade of experience as a print and newswire journalist working in London as well as postings in Latin America Italy and Iberia. His grounding is in financial, energy and business
Rupert Eden has over a decade of experience as a print and
newswire journalist working in London as well as
postings in Latin America Italy and Iberia. His
grounding is in financial, energy and business news
having started out in 1996 working for the US
commodities newswire Bridge followed by foreign
correspondence work for FT Finance www.ft.com and
then as a stringer for the energy newswire Platts
www.platts.com which took him to Spain, Peru,
Argentina and finally to Italy.
By 1999 he was working full time for Reuters in their Rome bureau covering corporate and political news. This news gathering period was followed by a departure from pure financial news gathering into photography, editorial management, market-driven analysis and travel journalism.
After leaving Reuters in 2001 Rupert headed editorial strategy at The Writer www.thewriter.co.uk using the written word to raise the corporate profile of high-end and medium-sized businesses through their online and in-house content including business plans, mission statements and press packs. Names he worked with at The Writer include Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Digital Vision Online, Red Cloud and Imagination. During this time he also began collaborating with World Writers www.worldwriters.com making the most of his strong language skills to adapt advertising campaigns into Portuguese and Spanish for global brands such as Vodafone, Nike, JDI, Orange and Converse.
In 2003 he moved back to Lisbon to freelance for companies including the Ashville Media Group www.ashville.com, Fodors www.fodors.com, Dorling Kindersley www.dk.com, Christian Science Monitor www.csmonitor.com, Hunter Publishing www.hunterpublishing.com, Financier Worldwide Magazine www.financierworldwide.com , Condé Nast Traveller www.cntraveller.com, Globe and Mail www.globeandmail.com, Harpers & Queen Abroad www.harpersandqueen.co.uk, Time Out www.timeout.com, Environment Business News Briefing www.ebnb.co.uk, Octopus Travel www.octopustravel.com, Travel Intelligence www.travelintelligence.net, Wallpaper Magazine www.wallpaper.com .
Since taking up travel journalism Rupert has contributed towards and updated three Time Out City Guides (Lisbon, Madrid, Andalucia), written A Hedonists Guide to Barcelona www.hg2.com , a Wallpaper Guide to Seville http://www.phaidon.com/travel/ and contributed to numerous travel guides including the Fodors and Rough Guides www.roughguides.com to Portugal. He has also just written The Adventure Guide to Southern Italy due to be published by Hunter in 2009. He is a travel correspondent for Wallpaper magazine and regulalry writes for the Christian Science Monitor and Condé Nast Traveler correspondent on Spain.
Employment history up until 2002: London 2002 – Worked for The Writer and World Writers. Additional features contributions and content: New Media Investor, The Rough Guide Europe (Portugal chapter), Time Out Magazine (London), Condé Nast Traveller, European Banker .
Lisbon 2000 - Freelance - Time Out Guide Lisbon, European Banker Magazine correspondent, Editor for UB-Mobile Lisbon guide. Author: "Insurance in the new EU, Switzerland and Norway" (Informa Publishing).
Rome 1999 - Reporter for Reuters News Agency. Freelance: McGraw-Hill Business Newsletters (European Power Daily, Electricity Utility, Global Power Report), FT Newsletters (Power in Europe, International Gas Report, Renewable Energy Report, Gas Markets Week, Insurance Report). Author: "Banking in Mercosur" (FT Publishing).
Buenos Aires 1998 - Stringer for Platt's Energy Newswire, Advertising Age, Daily World Wire, FT World Insurance Report, FT World Life Insurance Report, US AmCham Magazine, Latin Trade, Latin Finance Magazine, Multichannel News, Business Insurance, América Televisión's CQC satirical documentary (televised interviews).
Lima, Peru 1997 - Time Magazine (US), America Economia (Chile), FT World Insurance Report, FT World Life Insurance Report, Contact magazine (US Chamber of Commerce), Agro-negocios, The Lima Herald. Assistant Editor and external media consultant at PromPeru www.peru.org.pe .
Lisbon 1996 - Full-time staff reporter for Bridge News www.bridge.com Lisbon bureau.
Madrid 1995 - UK Correspondent; Platt's Global Energy Newswire, FT World Insurance Report, European Banker, European Retail, Daily Insurance News wire, Reinsurance Report.
Education - Liverpool University - BA Hispanic Studies (1991-1994); Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies (1990-91) ; Sedbergh School, Cumbria (1985-1989) ; St Julians International School (Portugal).
Rupert Eden is a versatile British photojournalist with a passion for travel and photography. He is currently based in Lisbon. His writing and photography work featuring luxury lifestyle, hotels, gastronomy and ecotourism in Spain, Portugal and Latin America has appeared in a diverse range of magazines, guide books and newspapers around the world. Over the past ten years he has worked in Lima, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. He speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese. Rupert is a keen outdoors enthusiast indulging in snowboarding, fishing, hiking and biking when possible. He has also attended a series of Permaculture Design courses in the UK and is a champion of organic farming and low energy architecture.