Nick Brown

Freelance Newspaper Illustrator & Blog Writer

2 Skills
Nick Brown – Curriculum Vitae
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Career History


Positions held included
• Dairy Freezer Manager
• Night Fill Manager
• Produce Assistant Manager
• Liquor department, and front end assistant
HAMILTON SPECTATOR October 2008 – February 2011
Sports October 2008- October 2010 & General News October 2010 – February 2011
• Covering a range of sports
• Attending and covering award nights
• Writing my own columns
• Interviewing by phone, email and in person
• Sourcing stories
• Building a solid contact list
• Rewriting media releases
• Delivering breaking news
• Interviewing
• Sourcing stories
• Building a solid contact list
• Vox Pop
Key Interviews
AFL identities
• Sam Newman
• Robert ‘Dipper’ Dipierdomenico
• John Barnes (Essendon/Geelong)
• Danny Frawley (St. Kilda/AFL Media)
• Matthew Richardson (Richmond)
• Jobe Watson, Mark McVeigh, Dustin Fletcher, Leroy Jetta (Essendon)
• Jason Akermanis (Brisbane/Bulldogs)
• Campbell Brown (Hawthorn/Gold Coast)
• Liam Picken (Bulldogs)
• Michael Jamison (Carlton)

Cricket Identities
• Tim Nielsen (Australian coach)
• Bryce McGain (Australia spinner)
• Adam Crosswaite (Australia/NSW batsmen)
• Keith Stackpole (Former Australian player)

Western Border Football League
Editor and chief writer of the match day publication – ‘The Western’
• Writing game previews, reviews and feature stories
• Organising and editing all other content
• Delegating other writers and working with other media outlets and clubs
• Working in conjunction with the league CEO

Eastern Football League – Melbourne
Media Team Member
• Commentator and Special Comments for coverage on Radio Eastern
• Game reporter on Radio Eastern
• Writer for the league’s match-day publication ‘The Eastern Footballer’

BMS Telecorp
AFL membership campaign consultant
Duties included - Working on membership campaigns for the following clubs/leagues
• AFL Silver Memberships (Top agent on this campaign.)
• Essendon (Equalled the company record on 14 memberships)
• Geelong (Top agent on the Geelong campaign)
• North Melbourne (Set a company record of 13 memberships in just two hours)
• Collingwood (Set a company record of 36 memberships in one day)
• Carlton
• Gold Coast Suns
• Brisbane
Extra Curricular Activity
• Board member/instigator of the first ever under-12’s football competition in Hamilton
• Inaugural coach of the Under-12 Scorpions football team
• President of the Athletics Basketball Club (senior and junior)
• Coach of the Glenthompson-Dunkeld Rams under-16 football team 2010
• Inaugural Coach of the Southern Pumas under-16 cricket team
• Coach of the Athletics Junior basketball team
• Coach of the Minders Junior Basketball team
• Instigator of the ‘Young Guns’ cricket program for the Grampians Cricket Club
Education and Training

• St Mary’s Primary School
• Monivae Secondary College
• Certificate Three in Retail Operation
• Forklift licence
• Level two first aid
• Media fire training
• Completion of non-graduate cadetship
• AFL level 1 coach
• RSA (Responsible Serving Of Alcohol)


David Heard
Western Border Football League CEO
0419 399 311

Phil Holmes
Spectator Sports Editor
0458 186 383

Patrick Keane
AFL Media Manager
0417 033 215

Lachlan Patterson
Media Manager of the Australian Cricket team
0430 199 144