Graduate Diploma in Radio Broadcasting, 2012
After graduating from AFTRS, Nick Hose found himself hosting lunch on hit music station Hot 100 Darwin, as a result of wowing management while on placement.
Nick then spent two years working in the United States for WNYC (New York Public Radio) as a producer on a top rating books and arts program, which eventuated in hosting interviews with celebrities and politicians including Joan Rivers and Hillary Clinton.
In 2015 he moved to the ABC Darwin newsroom where he worked in some of the most remote parts of Australia as a journalist. During that time he spent two years in the Central Desert covering remote Indigenous issues for the ABC.
Nick crossed over to TV as a producer and features reporter for ABC TV’s 7.30 and also worked for ABC News as a news reader. Nick is a contributing author to Harpercollins recent ABC bushfire book ‘Black Summer’ edited by Michael Rowland.
The highlight of my time at AFTRS was Show Radio. We worked together as a team to build a radio station from the ground up. There is so much content at the Show and so many great stories to cover while having enormous fun. The best thing about my time at AFTRS was the opportunity to learn practical skills in a team that closely resembled industry. It meant when I flew to Darwin to do work placement at Hot 100 with Grant Broadcasters, I had already been working in a team to make radio. Hot 100 offered me a job as a result of the placement.
I covered the ‘Black Summer’ fires for ABC 730 in 2020 and was asked to contribute to the ABC Bushfire book about my experience. The town of Batlow had been hit hard by the fires. We followed a young paramedic into the disaster zone to see if his home was still standing. There was so much anguish and emotion as the town came to terms with what they had lost but also what they saved. It was a privilege to tell their story. In my experience the best stories come from the community. I’m always interested in real people over politicians or celebrities.