The New York Times | Nick's author page
Freelance Tennis Writer, June 2009 to Present
Write for the Times' tennis blog, Straight Sets, contributing to the coverage of all four tennis majors in the sports section, writing news round-up articles and feature blog posts.
U.S. & Australian Open official websites
Contributing Writer, August 2011 to Present
Since August 2011, have been a mainstay contributor for both USOpen.org and AustralianOpen.com, covering matches on a daily basis live from New York and Melbourne. Coverage includes writing match previews, match reports, player-of-the-day features and other pieces for the official website of the respective tournaments.
In 2012, also contributed as the Content Producer for the US Open mobile app's "My US Open" section, an American Express supplement. Over 250 player bios were written for the section, which featured daily dynamic content alongside the bios with matches to watch and hot tips for fans around the grounds and watching from home.
Apia International Sydney official website | www.ais.com
Editor, January 2012 and January 2013
As lead editor for the Sydney tournament site, a ATP and WTA Tour combined event, maintained the homepage on a daily basis, providing content and curating the site with breaking news, live scores and features around the tournament. Wrote match reports and features, built photo galleries, taped and built videos for YouTube page, managed Twitter and Facebook accounts, and updated the site with must-know information around the tournament, in constant communication with the Tennis Australia team in Melbourne.
NBCOlympics.com | www.nbcolympics.com/tennis
Games-Time Producer--Tennis, July and August 2012
Worked with the NBCOlympics team as the lead tennis producer for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Managed the tennis page daily by fulfilling video streams, teasing content, building photo galleries, pulling in wire stories, writing daily previews and providing social media presence for the 10-day event.
BNP Paribas Open blog
Blogger, October 2012 to Present
Write dynamic content for the BNP Paribas Open, one of the biggest and most popular pro tennis tournaments outside of the Grand Slams. Contribute weekly blog posts year round to keep site updated and fresh.
Intercollegiate Tennis Association
Social Media Editor, October 2012 to Present
Manage the social media channels for the ITA, the governing body of college tennis. Work with the ITA media team in providing complete coverage of ITA events and news surrounding college tennis via social media.
Tennis Served Fresh | www.tsftennis.com
Editor, March 2009 to January 2012
Contributed as an editor and writer for the popular tennis art, fashion, media and culture blog run with L.A.-based Erwin Ong, now editor of TennisNow.com. Provided original content for the site, focused on the off-court niche of professional tennis and the art, fashion and culture that it inspires. (Discontinued the blog in Jan. 2012.)
Other Freelance Contributions in Sports Journalism:
-ESPN the Magazine, May 31 and June 28, 2012.
Contributed two front-of-the-book pieces for ESPN the Magazine for their respective previews on the French Open and Wimbledon.
-USA Today, January 2011
Contributed an article for USA Today's Australian Open coverage on former tennis star, Chanda Rubin.
-The Helena Independent Record | www.helenair.com
Freelance Writer, July 2008 to March 2011
Have written feature stories for the IR on topics such as local personalities, and a variety of sports including pole vaulting, soccer, basketball, boxing, ski racing and rodeo.
-Tennis.com | www.tennis.com
Freelance Web Editor, October 2007 to March 2008
Managed links weekly for updated content and player profiles using a CMS.
-The Missoulian | www.missoulian.com
Freelance Writer, December 2010
Wrote a feature piece on a Missoula, Mont., native making his way to Broadway.
Work in News Journalism:
The Daily Beast
Homepage Editor, February to June 2012
Worked as a homepage editor for the news and politics site, The Daily Beast, a joint operation with Newsweek magazine. Wrote and edited for the breaking news blog, the Cheatsheet, while updating breaking news headlines, captions and stories for the 24/7 news cycle. Chose featured content to package for appeal to readers while liaising with editors on story placement. Managed the nightly story budget for the following day, making news decisions based on story worth, placement and author recognition.
Powerwall (Now folded into Wonderwall brand)
East Coast Editor, October 2010 to November 2011
Contributed daily to Powerwall, an msnbc.com-affiliated pop culture, politics and tech website. Wrote and edited the Daily Insider, Powerwall's smattering of hot-button morning news, while editing the homepage and contributing to a number of other photo galleries. Built photo galleries on a daily basis, linking and writing captions while interviewing D.C. and Silicon Valley insiders on what's hot in the world of politics, culture and VIPs.
Internships and Student Work:
The Seattle Times | www.seattletimes.com
News and Features Intern, April to June 2008
Worked with the SeattleTimes.com team to manage up-to-the-minute content on the newspaper's homepage.
The Spectator Student Newspaper | http://spectator.seattleu.edu
Contributing Writer and Columnist, September 2005 to February 2008
Wrote feature and news stories for the sports section along with a weekly column (in 2008) pertaining to campus issues.
The Paw Print Student Newspaper | www.bruinnews.com
Editor in Chief, September 2003 to June 2004
Editor in chief, news editor and business manager for high school publication.
Work in Green Journalism:
Conscious Choice Magazine | Magazine folded in spring 2009
Editorial Intern, January to March 2008
Performed copy editing on various pieces and researched and compiled useful books for magazine database.
Whole Life Times
Freelance Writer, October 2009
Wrote a piece for Whole Life LA that explored the environmental impacts of having a large family and the push and pull between natural birth and adoption.
Other Work/ Work in Public Relations & Strategic Communications:
TennisWire | www.tenniswire.org
Associate Editor, November 2010 to December 2011
Work as the day-t0-day editor for Liza Horan's TennisWire. Edit press releases for a variety of sports-business companies including Wilson and manage website's social media presence. Contribute original content for HelloTennis on the inner workings of the tennis business world.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe | www.housingworksbookstore.org
Display Coordinator & Assistant Cafe Manager, Jan. 2009 to Nov. 2010
Worked as an on-floor coordinator and assistant cafe manager for the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in SoHo. The bookstore, run by the AIDS services non-profit, Housing Works, is fueled by volunteers and one of New York's most well-known used bookstores. Worked in co-ordinating sales, reaching out to press contacts, organizing the store for large events, managing the store's membership program and helping manage the store's well-known cafe.
Seattle University Search Retreat | www.seattleu.edu
Search Retreat Project Coordinator, June 2006 to June 2008
Worked with a nine-member coordination committee to help plan, organize, oversee and implement a retreat with 150 volunteer workers and attendees.
Puget Sound Advantage | www.psadv.com
Research Intern, September to December 2007
Researched market trends and local economy for PSAdv.
Pura Vida Coffee Company | www.puravidacoffee.com
Public Relations Intern, June to August 2006
Contacted clients for brand representation and wrote press releases for trade publications.