Pawson - TV Reporter - South Africa

Nick Pawson

South Africa


TV Reporter


On-air reporter for eNews Channel Africa

Work History

Sports copy editor/writer

Highbury Safika Media

June 2012 - December 2012

Sports Copy Editor/ Writer

Highbury Safika Media

June 2012 - December 2012

Duties and responsibilities:
• Subediting all editorial copy for sports titles (original copy in text format, rechecking and tracking in InDesign)
• Correcting factual and language errors
• Ensuring appropriate style and tone
• Writing headers, blurbs and captions where needed
• Editing and proofreading layouts
• Conducting interviews, writing features across sports titles (SA Rugby, SA Cricket, Sowetan, Road to Rio, Business Day Sport, TFG SoccerClub, WP Matchday)
• Proofreading and contributing toward website
• Managed blog and Twitter/ FB accounts for Business Day Sport
• Extensive use of social media platforms to increase readership

Freelance journalist and copywriter


From September 2011

Freelance Journalist, copywriter, presenter and voiceover guy


October 2011 - October 2011

Clients include:
• Montecasino
• Women’s Health
• Runner’s World
• Durban Motor Show
• Airush kiteboards
• MTN Y'ello
• Full Sus mountain biking

Sports Reporter

March 2009 - October 2011

Head Rugby Writer

Primedia Online

May 2008 - February 2009

Head Rugby Writer

Primedia Online (

June 2008 - March 2009

Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Generating and writing original rugby copy/news
• Writing features and columns on a weekly basis (in conjunction with
• Interviewing players and coaches
• Writing lead stories, generating newsworthy angles
• Attending press conferences
• Processing and rewriting agency copy
• Editing and sub-editing
• Participating in online debates
• Liaising with media officers and PR personnel
• Live coverage of rugby matches
• Daily site maintenance – includes thorough knowledge of CMS, SEO, HTML, live feeds, image manipulation, page generation

Marketing Manager

The Sanctuary Group

December 2007 - May 2008

Public Relations and Events Management
Product writing, copywriting and press release writing
Below-the-line advertising and campaign creation
Client Liaison

Qualifications & Certifications

Creativity and Innovation Certificate

VEGA Brand Communications School

Bachelor of Arts

Rhodes University

Certificate Program in the Basics of Business


Selborne College

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