about the speaker

After assisting at one of London’s top commercials editorial houses for several years Ben Jordan began editing full time at Work in 2010. Within a year he had established himself as a well-respected editor of music promos, short films and commercials.

In 2002 he joined the Whitehouse with offices in both Los Angeles and New York. He started there as a runner and quickly progressed to assistant film editor to acclaimed film editor Neil Smith. In 2006 he was one of the first members of staff at the editorial company Work, set up and owned by award winning editor Neil SmithBill Smedley and Richard Orrick and Executive Producer Jane DilworthWork has had a successful fourteen years winning at Cannes LionsBritish Arrows CraftClio’sD&AD, amongst others for editing each year.

In 2010 he co-edited the Nike World Cup spot, Write The Future by director Alejandro González Iñárritu for the agency Wieden+Kennedy, alongside the multi awarded film editor Richard Orrick. This went on to win the D&AD Yellow PencilBritish Arrow Craft Award and Cannes Lions Gold Award all for Film Editing. Nike Write The Future has also become the most awarded commercial of all time.

He moved to New York in 2014 to help set up the Work NY office and has been busy working on campaigns such as VW, Chevrolet and Nissan with directors Fredric PlanchonRupert Sanders and James Rouse. Since being in New York he has struck up a creative and collaborative relationship with the director Miles Jay resulting in the critically acclaimed and award nominated ESPN Fletchers DriveLeon Bridges, and the multi award winning promo for Jay Z Smile along with many almost all of Mile’s other work for DeltaSenseo, and Volvo.

Now firmly at home in the US market, Ben has forged creative relationships with directors such as Malik VittahlFleur Fortune, and Alex Hulsey to name but a few. In 2019 he was short listed at the Clio’s and Emmy nominated for his work for BBDO, Sandy Hook POV, directed by Rupert Sanders.

He also cut the critically acclaimed UK independent feature film starring Jamie Winston and Sheridan Smith Powder Room, directed by MJ Delaney.

He has a distinctive creative style and an instinctive rhythm to his work and understands both the directors and agency needs.