Through the years, I have worked at several print and broadcast media companies.
Here, you can see an overview of what I did for which company, similar to my LinkedIn profile.
At Charlie's Travels, I'm responsible for all outgoing (audiovisual and textual) content. Based in Nairobi, the Dutch travel startup organizes custom made vacations to Eastern Africa. With a small, international and on-the-ground team of travel experts, 'CT' is the go-to company for unforgettable, unique trips to Eastern and Southern Africa.
dec '17 - now
aug '08 - now
In June 2012, I downloaded the Instagram app. From there on, I started experimenting with (mobile) photography and uploaded the photos I took in Amsterdam or on my trips abroad. A couple of years later, more than 47.000 people are following me on Instagram, and I have collaborated with brands like Nike, Fjällräven, Toyota, Huawei and 20th Century Fox. My photos are published in a photo book called 'Depart: A photographic travel & adventure guide' and have been exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney. In cooperation with BRUUT Amsterdam and KOKORO Amsterdam, I have presented a web video series about mobile photography - read more about these videos below.
mar '16 - now
Besides my job at Charlie's Travels, I contribute texts and photos for photo books that are initiated and designed by MENDO, and published by Terra Lannoo and German publisher teNeues. We're working together on several projects, like 'Starring Amsterdam', 'Carli Hermès - Three decades of uncompromising photography', 'Living in Style: Amsterdam', 'Sportret', 'The Workshop' and 'Depart'. For most of the named books, I am responsible for all of the accompanying (English and Dutch) texts, including forewords, captions and the blurb on the back cover. In 'Depart', there is one chapter that features photos I took on a trip to Israel, Jordan and Palestine.
In order to find out what the future has in store for news radio stations like NPO Radio 1, I experimented with new ways to distribute radio. One of those ways is creating a video stream on top of the regular audio feed so that radio consumers can enjoy the added value of video, created by a small team of eight video directors that I recruited and coached. I was also responsible for the online video division of NPO Radio 1, that makes stand alone web-only video's and fragmented visual radio snippets for our social platforms. In 2017, I was NPO's delegate at the South By Southwest convention, as I was involved with several NPO-wide online innovation projects.
Coordinator Radio 1 Online
NPO Radio 1
feb '15 - dec '17
Occasionally, I directed live talkshows. I directed Literaturfest (a talkshow about literature, hosted by Ernst-Jan Pfauth, Tim de Gier and Toine Donk), Het Klankcafé (a talkshow about classical music at Arti et Amicitiae, hosted by Louis Gautier and Gerhardt Heusinkveld, broadcasted on De Concertzender) and Artfest (a talkshow about art, hosted by Marian Cousijn and Ernst-Jan Pfauth). Artfest used to be a spin-off of Literaturfest and is organised by Dutch online journalism platform De Correspondent. The show was recorded and broadcasted by Dutch broadcaster VPRO. I've also worked on some other talkshows organized by De Correspondent, like 'The Festival of Progress' and 'The Big Privacy Experiment'.
Freelance talk show director
i.a. De Correspondent, Das Mag
jun '11 - dec '17
Presenter video series
oct '16 - nov '16
For Dutch telephone provider Simyo, I hosted their ‘Smart Smartphone Photography’ web series. In cooperation with BRUUT Amsterdam and advertising agency KOKORO, I’m giving a bunch of tips and tricks on how to take a good picture with a smartphone. The four videos are watchable through Simyo's social media channels, like YouTube and Facebook.
jan '15 - Jan '16
I was in charge of directing the livestream of BNNVARA's radio programme 'De Nieuws BV' and wrote online articles and blogs for the (storytelling) pages of the website. I was also responsible for the social media outlets of 'De Nieuws BV'.
i.a. TED, CJP, Kidsweek, VPRO, Schoolmagazine
mar '05 - Jul '14
During both high school and the first years of my journalism bachelor, I worked as a freelance writer for several magazines and newspapers. Companies I worked for included CJP, TED, Textilia, Kidsweek, Schoolmagazine, ROC Magazine and VPRO Dorst. I wrote background stories, columns, reports and interviews. Subjects were mostly news, opinion, entertainment, media and youth culture. I also often contributed photographs with my stories.
i.a. VARA, NCRV, BNN, EO
sep '10 - Dec '13
As a freelancer, I was responsible for the visualisation of several radio shows. After having worked as a video producer at Kink FM and BNN, I directed video streams during the following radio programmes on NPO Radio 1: De Gids.FM (VARA), Lunch! (NCRV), Stand.nl (NCRV), Radio 1 Sportzomer (NOS / NPO), Casa Luna (NCRV) and Dit Is De Dag (EO).
Video producer BNN Today
sep '10 - Jan '12
For the Dutch Radio 1-programme BNN Today, I produced videos on a daily basis. My job was to get the video and online part of the show running from scratch. This included editorial work, filming, directing and editing. I was also responsible for the visualisation of the radio show using 'visual radio'. After the broadcast, I'd edit the video stream and uploaded it as a separate video, per subject.
BNN University student
jan '10 - Dec '10
After several rounds of auditions, I was picked admitted to the BNN University course, BNN's year-long, internal educational project, where I developed a broad range of radio skills. In 2016, 'BNN University' became 'BNN Academy'.
Freelance radio reporter & photographer
aug '08 - May '10
I worked as a radio reporter and producer at music related live events, like music festivals and concerts. I contributed interviews and audio reports. I was also Kink FM's house photographer for nearly two years.
Schoolmagazine & ROC Magazine
feb '06 - Aug '08
I was the chief editor of Schoolmagazine and ROC Magazine, Dutch magazines distributed at secondary schools and colleges across The Netherlands. I was responsible for all national content, as well as for editorials. Nowadays, CJP is responsible for the editorial content of the magazines.
Isendoorn College (HAVO, 2001 - 2006)
Hogeschool Windesheim (Bachelor's degree in Journalism, 2006 - 2015)
BNN University (2010)
Adobe Premiere Pro, Aperture, Avid, CMS (multiple), Dalet, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom