Resume

Profile

Multimedia journalist skilled in audio, video, and print. Looking to gain experience in the journalism industry and further expand my skills, working in a wide variety of mediums.

Education

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC 2013-2015
Master of Journalism.

McGill University Montreal, QC 2008-2011
Bachelor of Arts. Majors- psychology, linguistics.
Graduated with distinction.

Experience:

Reporter/ Associate Producer, CBC Saint John- Jan 2016-present.
Responsible for producing voicers, rants, and alt clips on a tight, one day turnaround. Pitched and reported on compelling stories that matter to Southwestern New Brunswick. Also responsible for writing and packaging stories on the web. As AP for Information Morning Saint John, I was responsible for pitching interesting stories, chasing the people involved, booking interviews, conducting pre-interviews, and writing scripts.

Freelance Reporter, Civilized- Nov 2017-present
Pitched and wrote stories of all kinds about cannabis and science, from listicles about slang terms for cannabis to profiles of marijuana lifers, people who’ve spent decades in prison for marijuana offences. Also responsible for weekly science articles about new and interesting studies being published.

Communications Intern, Enterprise Saint John- July-Dec 2015
Worked in communications, researching, pitching, and writing stories for various publications across the country. Also contributed articles to Medium and Buzzfeed Community on economic development. Contributed a biweekly column to the Telegraph Journal’s city section, and wrote a monthly story for The Chamber SJ highlighting some of their members.

Reporter, The Georgia Straight- April-July 2014
Worked under Janet Smith as the primary reporter in the arts section. Covered the Vancouver School Board’s decision regarding removing the elementary school band from the budget, as well as Cirque du Soleil’s Totem. Reported, wrote, and edited 60+ pieces in three months.

Reporter, TheThunderbird.ca 2013-2014
Responsible for reporting and writing stories in the Vancouver area. Developed proficiency with Wordpress software and a variety of multimedia tools. Responsible for sharing these stories on both personal and professional social media.

Assistant Language Teacher, JET Programme Kuriyama, Japan 2011-2012
Developed multicultural understanding and adaptability. Responsible for teaching at 6 high schools. Developed lessons and worked in a foreign environment. Learned communication skills in a new culture.

Programs

Video: Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere CS6
Audio: Audacity, Garageband, Dalet Plus
Photo: Adobe Lightroom
CMS: Wordpress, Polopoly
Social Media: Hootsuite Pro
Other: Microsoft Office, iNews

Languages

English (native)
Spanish (fluent)
French (intermediate)
Japanese (beginner)