Get To Know Me
Name: Jamaal Brown
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York (Coney Island)
College: Rochester Institute of Technology (2007-2013) and Northwestern University (2014-2015)
Degree: B.S./M.S. in Communication
Hobbies: Reading, hanging out, playing basketball and bowling, and attending sporting events
Most Interesting Things About Me: I am the first and the youngest child in the family to graduate from colleges with bachelor's and master's degrees.
I am pursuing a career in communication and journalism.
I currently work for a media company as a sports business writer.
Check my resume below:
Professional Resume (PDF)
Seeking a communications and journalism career opportunity where my hand-on work experience can contribute to the growth, news consumer satisfaction, and success of the media organization.
College: Northwestern University (2014-2015)
Degree: Master of Science in Communication
College: Rochester Institute of Technology (2007-2013)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Communication
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
Communication: Written Communication, Public Speaking
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr
Journalism: Writing, Reporting, Editing, Blogging, AP Style
Research: Quantatitive Research Methods, Scholarly Database, News Media Sources
Web Production: Web.com, WordPress.com, Digital Design
Languages: English and American Sign Language
Google (January 2015 - Present)
Jamaal Brown Portfolio | Sports Business Journalist
Write wide-ranging stories on the world of sports business [jamaaldevonbrown.blogspot.com].
Master of Science in Communication (MSC) Blog (October 2014 - August 2015)
Write and describe the aspect of my experience (as a student) such as lesson learned in the classroom, applications to professional work, and other general reflections.
The EzCo Journal (August 2018 - Present)
Cover sports business on a regular basis.
Blasting News (October 2016 - Present)
Reporter/Writer (freelance journalist)
Report stories on sports business. Publish high-quality news and stories on the web. Use a variety of formats, such as written articles, photos, and videos. Promote news and stories through social networks to increase the number of readers. Verify sources and fact-check articles.
Washington Sun Times (September 2015)
Wrote an article that offered a commentary and opinion on social issues in sports.
Total Sports Live (March 2014 - January 2015)
Worked as a sports writer for online publication (a partnership with YardBarker.com, which is affiliated with Fox Sports). Wrote articles of collegiate and professional sports. Researched news and stories from relevant media sources. Engaged in a conversation with the audience on social media. Utilized Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase TSL's website traffic.
American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (September 2012-November 2012)
Maintained office filing and storage system. Used Microsoft Office to create, edit, and form documents, reports and correspondence. Copied, printed, faxed, and scanned documents, reports, and correspondence. Researched products and services for the ASLIE department. Contacted retail stores via videophone and inquired about products and services for the ASLIE department. Lifted up to 50 pounds of equipment
RIT SportsZone (September 2011 - May 2012)
Sports Marketing Assistant
Collaborated closely with marketing director to discuss promotional ideas and events for consumers. Set up promotional tent, table, banner, and equipment for sporting events. Distributed the RIT SportsZone advertisements to consumers in the surrounding Rochester community. Developed marketing strategies to promote products, services, and the brand to consumers. SportsZone was named as one of the 2011-2012 best college sports television programs in the country by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.
RIT Dean's List (Spring 2007, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
Business Studies Department: Dawan Albritton Memorial Award, Spring 2010
Representative to the National Black Advocates Conference, Summer 2007
Social Media Sports Chat (#SMSportsChat) via Twitter (2013)
Reporter Magazine, Staff Writer (2013)
Ebony Club Members (2007-2013)
Deaf Basketball Association Member (2007-2013)