1002, 2323 Hamilton Street
October 16, 2017
To whom it may concern,
I am applying for competition #17-279: Professor – Radio, Conestoga College, KItchener, Ontario. Thank you for posting this position.
My current role as News Director at 620 CKRM/Harvard Broadcasting in Regina, Saskatchewan goes far beyond news. I am a teacher, leader, guide as well as being privy to most all of the developments which occur daily within a radio station setting.
In my 25+ years as a broadcaster, I have worked at many levels inside a radio station; from news to production, and sales. I fully understand how a radio station operates from concept to creation. I work closely with the sales department frequently to ensure their needs are met for our clients.
On a daily basis, I work with my news team focussing on outcome. I am implicitly familiar with editing audio as well as how to use Burli and KLZ and show my staff how best to utilize these programs, I am also familiar with most automation suites and as such, am comfortable in showing others how these systems operate.
I have taught radio production skills at a college level, providing radio students an opportunity to learn what to expect when entering the broadcast business.
Several years ago -- taking a short hiatus from a formal radio station setting -- I re-educated myself in the complexities of the social media world. I had the opportunity to use my talents as an already-established news professional to rebrand myself as a Communications Specialist. I trained with some of the best social media experts in Canada, such as Todd Maffin and Marie Smith and became well-versed in the ever-changing form of communication. I still re-train every three months with social media experts who are immersed into that world.
I have spent countless professional hours in Canadian newsrooms, sales meetings, management meetings and meetings with stakeholders within the media industry. My knowledge is solid in terms of radio station operations.
I look forward to further communication regarding this role, and I thank you for taking time to review my material.