NEW YORK — Northern Lights has added seasoned editor Ben Whitten to its team. Whitten has nearly two decades of experience as an editor, with work spanning commercials, broadcast promos, co-branded initiatives, long-form content, PSAs and radio spots. His background as a jazz musician brings a natural sense of rhythm to all of his projects.
Whitten’s agency work includes collaborations with Grey, JWT, Y&R, and Draft FCB. He’s also worked with major networks such as USA Network, Food Network and WE. After studying Jazz Performance at Philadelphia’s The University of the Arts, Whitten headed to Manhattan with his sights set on the recording industry. He balanced an evening internship at a record label with a day job at a boutique advertising agency, where he got the chance to cut a number of small projects.
In addition to editorial work, he climbed ranks to director of broadcast production, overseeing both in-house and outside production, including editing, sound design, recording, mixing and licensing. As Whitten gained more experience editing, he moved on to editorial shop Mad House, where he spent nearly 15 years. Prior to joining Northern Lights, Whitten cut campaigns for hit shows White Collar, Burn Notice, Complications” and Suits.
“Ben’s editorial style clearly communicates a unique point of view,” says Northern Lights partner, David Gioiella. “And his diverse background in commercials, network promos and longer form assignments is a perfect fit. We’re excited to welcome Ben to Northern Lights.”