Writer, Editor, Author, Producer
- Sydney, Australia
Brooke Hemphill's Overview
- Associate Editor at B&T Magazine
- Freelance Journalist at Various
- Editor at Encore Magazine
- Head of Video and Training Content at Mumbrella
- Producer at The Content Agency Ltd
- PR Exec at Heusler Public Relations
- Presenter/Producer at Fairfax Digital
- University of Melbourne / Victorian College of the Arts
- Glen Waverley Secondary College, Victoria
Brooke Hemphill's Summary
Brooke Hemphill is a writer, editor, presenter and video producer.
Brooke's career in the media began with a regular feature in the Sydney Morning Herald titled Table for Eight.
She then went on to present the online series Sexperts for the SMH, Age and Brisbane Times websites.
This was followed by a period of freelance feature writing with articles published in Women's Health and Marie Claire USA.
In 2010 Brooke joined Mumbrella as head of video content.
In 2011 she was appointed the editor of Encore magazine and oversaw the title through two relaunches and its transition to a tablet only publication. Encore ceased publication at the end of 2013.
Her career highlights include the online series Generation L which she co-created, shot and edited. It has had more than a quarter of a million views.
Brooke is currently writing her first book Lesbian for a year - a memoir.
Specialties: producer, presenting, after effects, producing, writing, video/TV editing, indesign, magazine editing
Brooke Hemphill's Projects
Team Members: Brooke Hemphill
- November 2013 to Present
Brooke's first book Lesbian for a year - a memoir, will be published by Affirm Press on September 1, 2014.
Team Members: Brooke Hemphill
- 2011 to Present
Generation L is a sensational reality series that goes behind closed doors and into the lives and bedrooms of the new generation of gay women.
Brooke shot, edited, produced and directed the series.
The eight part webseries launched in March 2011. To date, the series has had over 100,000 views on YouTube.
Brooke Hemphill's Experience
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
March 2014 – Present (7 months) Sydney, Australia
Associate editor at B&T. Focusing on the print magazine which relaunched in 2014.
July 2006 – Present (8 years 3 months) Sydney
Feature writing for newspapers and magazines. Copy writing for websites. Press releases for Australian and American markets. Copy for business to client mail outs. Consistently meeting tight deadlines while delivering top quality product.
Lifestyle, meditation, yoga, sex, dating, relationships, Sydney bars, clubs, pubs & restaurants, first jobs, TV, media, trends, fads and gadgets.
Writing and coordinating the ongoing weekly feature Metro Dating in the Sydney Morning Herald for 2 years.
Resident dating 'expert' at Yahoo!7 Dating.
Article published in American Marie Claire.
Developing web copy and submitting via web content management system for Fast Impressions, an Australian based company with branches in the USA, UK and Canada including press releases for the New York media.
The Sydney Morning Herald - sections including Radar, Metro, Sunday Life Magazine, My Career
September 2011 – November 2013 (2 years 3 months) sydney area, australia
Brooke was the editor of Encore magazine, a business to business title covering the Australian media, marketing and entertainment industries.
In her first year in the role, the magazine's circulation increased by 170 per cent. The publication then ceased its print edition as Brooke oversaw the transition to a digital only (iPhone, iPad and Android tablet) edition.
Brooke has interviewed and profiled numerous Australian media identities including Derryn Hinch, Wendy Harmer, Shaun Micallef, Adam Hills, Merrick Watts, Tim Ross and Brendan Cowell.
Head of Video and Training Content
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry
May 2010 – September 2011 (1 year 5 months) Sydney
Produce video content for the mUmBRELLA audience including the bi weekly online series The Mumbo Report. Additionally producing “on the fly” content covering events and fast turn around interviews with industry heavy weights.
• Scripting episodes of The Mumbo Report;
• Directing 3 camera studio shoots and overseeing audio and camera operators;
• Shooting “on the fly” content for fast turn around;
• Editing all content using Final Cut Pro;
• Extensive graphics in After Effects;
• Lining up and liaising with talent for interviews – past guests have included Ray Martin, MC Hammer, Mia Freedman and Matthew Weiner (creator of advertising drama Mad Men);
• Uploading to multiple online platforms including Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and third party hosting services Kit Digital and Switch Media.
• The YouTube channel is part of the YouTube Partnership Program based on the number of views to date.
Career highlight: Attending the 2011 Cannes Lions and shooting, producing and editing a 10-minute daily video package for an Australian audience.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Media Production industry
2010 – 2010 (less than a year)
Produced and edited online video.
Heusler Public Relations
March 2008 – January 2009 (11 months)
Working for a boutique PR firm writing press releases and client collateral including articles, newsletters and web copy. Role encompassed:
Liaising with journalists on a daily basis.
Extensive research, writing and proofreading of detailed press releases.
Briefing and preparing clients for media interviews.
Public Company; 201-500 employees; FXJ; Online Media industry
April 2007 – July 2008 (1 year 4 months)
Researched, wrote, produced and presented Sexperts an online video series for Fairfax Digital Productions about sexual health that appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age websites. Role encompassed:
Selecting topics to explore in the 4 - 6 minute long episodes.
Researching complex health related topics.
Sourcing, vetting and interviewing 'talent' and experts.
Scripting both pieces to camera and interview questions.
On camera presenter for the program and voiceover.
Overseeing the edit for each episode.
The program was the highest rating Sydney Morning Herald online series with individual episodes clocking up 60,000+ views. The entire series of 32 episodes received over 1 million views.
Brooke Hemphill's Skills & Expertise
- Feature Articles
- Final Cut Pro
- Creative Writing
- Content Strategy
- Public Relations
- Press Releases
- Social Media
- New Media
- Video Editing
- Video Production
- Post Production
- Copy Editing
- Television Production
- Media Relations
- Media Production
- Media & Entertainment
- Online Video
- Content Creation
- Web Content Management
- Online Journalism
- Digital Media
- Web Content
Brooke Hemphill's Education
University of Melbourne / Victorian College of the Arts
Bachelor of Visual and Performing Arts, Film; TV & Writing
1997 – 1999
Glen Waverley Secondary College, Victoria
High school diploma
1990 – 1996
Brooke Hemphill's Additional Information
Brooke Hemphill's Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes I care about:
- Animal Welfare
- Arts and Culture
Contact Brooke for:
- career opportunities
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- expertise requests
- business deals
- reference requests
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