Personal Details

Phone: 0401393218
Email:  mail@tompollock.me
URL: tompollock.me
LinkedIn: Tom Pollock
Twitter: @tom_pollock

Education

Currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Swinburne University, Melbourne.

Successfully obtained Victorian Schools Certificate of Education (VCE) by passing: English, English Language, Chinese, Health and Human Development, International Studies and Maths.

- Flora Hill Secondary College, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 7-10
- Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 11-12

Employment

May 2012- present: MFootball

Co-editor, duties include:

  • Writing news and features for the website
  • Sub-editing work produced by other contributors
  • Promotion of content via social media
  • Creating and editing images for the frontpage slider in Photoshop
  • General maintenance of the site
  • Attending press conferences, training sessions and matches

December 2011- December 2012:  Green and Gold Army

Website editor, duties include:

  • Constant updating of news, multimedia and blogs
  • Promotion of news and blogs and interaction with followers on Twitter and Facebook
  • Creation of homepage slideshow images using Photoshop
  • Writing news articles
  • Sub-editing of news and blogs prior to publication

March 2012- June 2012: Football Zero

Social media manager internship, duties include:

  • Promotion of special deals on Facebook and Twitter
  • Creation of competitions with the aim of increasing Football Zero’s followers
  • Customer engagement by using videos, images, news stories and questions

July 2011 – October 2011: The Scotsman

Sports desk assistant, duties include:

  • Writing articles for publication
  • The production of page-fillers (quizzes, TV previews, match previews, team and injury news)
  • Sub-editing
  • Meeting deadlines

May 2006 – September 2009:  Bendigo Bombers & Essendon Bombers

Match reporter, duties include:

  • Writing match reports for a specific audience
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Traveling to games

Skills

  • News writing
  • Feature writing
  • Interviewing
  • Photoshop
  • Video editing
  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress, Kentico, ExpressionEngine)

Competencies

  • Relate well to other people
  • Enjoy challenges
  • Work effectively
  • Work independently and with others
  • Confident in own ability
  • Mature/responsible
  • Good sense of humour
  • Respectful
  • Able to take direction

Community Involvement/Achievements

2012:

2011:

  • Spent eight months overseas, travelling around England, Scotland and mainland Europe.
  • While in Edinburgh, I completed a three month internship with The Scotsman newspaper.
  • Joined Green and Gold Army as a website and social media editor. I also contribute articles.
  • Started writing news and feature articles for AtléticoFans.

2010:

  • Worked on a six month contract for the Victorian Government’s youth website to submit various articles for publication.
  • Attended two days of intense Youthcentral training about writing for the internet, how to interview effectively, legal aspects of writing for a Government website and how to engage your audience.
  • Created a personal blog about football (soccer) in Australia, Europe, Asia and the UK.
  • Wrote a weekly column covering Australian football (soccer) for World Football Columns.

2009:

  • Wrote match reports for the Bendigo Bombers Football Club, through the local youth organisation, Lead On.
  • Guest speaker at the Flora Hill Secondary College Boys’ assembly.

2008:

  • Participated in Flora Hill Secondary College leadership training.
  • Wrote match reports for the Bendigo Bombers Football Club, through Lead On.
  • Nightingale sports house captain.
  • Passed Year 10 with honours.
  • Participated in work experience at The Bendigo Advertiser.

2007:

  • Wrote match reports for the Bendigo Bombers Football Club, through Lead On.
  • Participated in the Flora Hill SC China Study Tour.
  • Passed Year 9 with Honours.

2006:

  • Wrote match reports for the Bendigo Bombers Football Club, through Lead On.