Eric Willemsen  is a Dutch journalist based in Vienna, Austria, with substantial international writing experience for news agencies, newspapers, magazines and online publications.
Eric has been covering a broad variety of subject areas throughout his journalistic career. He also applies his thorough understanding of news-making processes to help clients accomplish their communication goals.
Freelance Journalist / Communication Advisor
October 2005 - Present [Vienna, AT]
Main clients include:
> Sports Writer
The Associated Press
May 2006 - Present
Reporting [news, features, interviews] on all major sports in Austria, including FIS World Cup Alpine skiing, ATP and WTA Tour tennis, FIFA and UEFA football, PGA European Tour golf, IAAF athletics. [English]
July 2009 - Present
Blogging about international snooker news and developments with a special focus on the sports in the Netherlands and Belgium. [Dutch]
KRO Goedemorgen Nederland
March 2009 - Present
Live on-air reporting on major and odd news issues in Austria and Switzerland for daily radio program. [Dutch]
> Feature writer
October 2005 - May 2007
Contributing on international marketing, media and advertising affairs for b2b magazine. [Dutch]
September 2000 - September 2005 [Amsterdam, NL]
Staff editing on marketing, media and advertising for b2b magazine.
Dagblad De Limburger
January 1996 - September 2000 [Venray, NL]
Reporting on local affairs for regional newspaper.
Various newspapers & magazines
September 1990 - September 2005 [NL]
De Limburger | Dagblad voor Noord-Limburg, Voetbal, Tennis Magazine, BouwWereld, Stichting Evenementen Promotion Helden [1990-1996]; Capital Voice, De Journalist, Fanray, House Vision, Pitch [2000-2005].
► Medienhaus Wien
Starterkit for Social Media - Twitter, Facebook, RSS
2011 [Vienna, AT]
► Forum Communicatie
Working Abroad As a Freelance Journalist
2002 [Utrecht, NL]
► Leon de Wolff Mediamanagement
Writing News From a Reader's Perspective
1997 [Roermond, NL]
► Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
Communication Sciences [drs.]
1992 - 1995 [Nijmegen, NL]
► Academie voor Journalistiek en Voorlichting
1988 - 1992 [Tilburg, NL]