Archibald Gordon is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Caribbean Maritime University which he joined in November 2017 after a 16 year career in journalism.
In his current role he is responsible for the development of the University’s marketing, public relations and communications strategy in line with the University’s strategic operations.
Prior to joining the senior management of the CMU, Mr. Gordon spent just under seven years as the Television News Editor at the RJR Communications Group which he joined in 2001 as a reporter in the Radio division. He had editorial responsibility for all television news and current affairs broadcasts including the flagship Prime Time News (for which he’s co-anchor). He was also Supervising Editor for the award winning current affairs programme All Angles with Dionne Jackson Miller. Archibald was project manager for the RJR Group Newscentre’s coverage of the 2016 Parliamentary Election. He also planned and co-ordinated Television coverage for other special events such as hurricanes, local government elections, political party conferences and breaking news events.
Archibald has journalistic experience across radio and television as an anchor, news and current affairs producer and reporter. As a reporter/anchor he covered a range of events including the 2003, 2011 and 2015 parliamentary elections; the 2003, 2007, 2012 & 2016 local government elections; hurricanes Ivan and Tropical Storm Sandy; the Armadale Enquiry and the Christopher “Dudus” Coke extradition to the United States. He also covered issues at the regional and international level including participating in special projects with German network Deutche Welle’s Co-production Department and the US State Department (examining the impact of the lottery scam on US citizens). In October 2016, Archibald was one of 12 journalists across the world selected for a special two-week training fellowship at CNN Atlanta.
In addition to his news-specific duties, Archibald was also a host on Television Jamaica’s variety morning programme Smile Jamaica and the co-host of Junior Schools Challenge Quiz. He remains a co-anchor for Prime Time News – a role he’s served for over five years. A member of the current executive of the Press Association of Jamaica Archibald has most recently planned and co-ordinated its public forum and panel discussion entitled “Who’s Watching the Watchdog?: Media Regulation in Jamaica & Elsewhere.” A Chevening Scholar, Archibald holds a Master of the Arts (Distinction) in Media Management from the University of Westminster in London, U.K. and a Bachelor of the Arts (Honours) in Media and Communication from the University of the West Indies, Mona Jamaica.
In his spare time, Archibald enjoys listening to podcasts, yoga, swimming, scrabble, and dominoes.