- Regina SK
- [email protected]
As Managing Editor, I assigned, edited and produced stories, photos and other content for the paper, as well as budgeted and laid out pages using Adobe InDesign. I managed my reporters, including scheduling, and provided direction for the paper in the short and long-term, alongside other managers in other departments and our publisher. I was also the Managing Editor of our weekly paper, Rural Roots South.
As well, I was the Managing Editor of the weekly Star News Publishing Inc. paper, the Oxbow-Carnduff Herald-Gazette.
City hall beat reporter, covering anything related to municipal politics and city council for the printed edition of the Times-Herald newspaper. Also responsible for covering general news, breaking news, arts stories, human interest pieces, agriculture and business stories, to name a few, and taking photographs and videos. Responsible for writing three to four stories per day.
Additional responsibilities included posting stories and photos online daily as well to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, compiling briefs for the community events sections of the Times-Herald and writing one to two stories per week for the weekly publication, UnCut.
Also, when my managing editor left the office at the end of the work day or was away on holidays, I filled in. I have assigned and edited stories, budgeted story placements for the paper and worked with the community in a reporter and a management role.
In this newly developed role, I was responsible for assisting the Managing Editor on anything that is required, including brainstorming ideas, editing and budgeting in addition to my role as a reporter.
I also had a Managing Editor role for some of the small weekly TC Media papers in Saskatchewan - Grenfell/Broadview, Oxbow, Radville/Deep South and Coronach. This involves checking in and being a resource for these publications to help them enhance content.
Performed the full duties of a managing editor, including assigning and editing stories, budgeting story placements, supervising news and sports reporters and their schedules and coming up with initiatives to move the paper forward.
Additional responsibilities included communicating with other departments to ensure everyone is on the same page with the editorial vision and communicating with other managing editors in TC Media on shared initiatives.
Also responsible for writing editorials on an almost daily basis, putting up a poll each day and providing content for other elements of the paper.
Responsible for providing articles for the printed edition of the Leader-Post newspaper, leaderpost.com, and the weekly Regina Sun Community News. Average number of stories was two to three per day. Additional responsibilities included compiling the Trending column of the Leader-Post newspaper and briefs/rewrites of some news releases.
Member of a group of young people across Saskatchewan under the age of 20 that wrote for the Minus 20 section of the Leader-Post. This involved opinions on subjects and issues of choice. It was an unpaid and voluntary position.
Responsible for writing at least two news articles per week at The Carillon. the University of Regina's student newspaper.
Strong familiarity with the principles and formats of journalistic writing and research, particularly with news and arts writing. Strong knowledge of writing clear, concise, and engaging articles. Experience with creative writing and in-depth pieces. Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office.
Knowledgeable with the Canadian Press style and how to review documents for spelling, grammar, and precision. Familiarity with iQue, SaxoPress and Adobe InCopy. Familiar with editing other reporters' stories as well as my own and managing news department budgets.
Experienced in coming up with story ideas and initiatives to enhance content to align with company priorities. Also knowledgeable with communicating with internal and external partners and supervising other staff members. Excellent communication skills with members of the public, in person and over the phone. Familiar with handling client questions and concerns. Able to adapt quickly to new situations and communicate those effectively.
Familiar with Adobe InDesign for newspaper layout. Knowledge of QuarkXPress.
Strong working knowledge of syndicated news feeds and posting links to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Knowledgeable of media website back ends and creating a web site with additional pages, links, and photographs to accompany the posts. Skilled with live tweeting events such as council meetings. Familiar with uploading video and audio online to a web site.
Strong knowledge of operating Windows and Mac computer systems.
I reported to Darryl Mills, the regional managing editor of Saskatchewan.
306-940-7472; [email protected]
I reported directly to Lyndsay McCready, my managing editor, at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald.
I reported directly to Lesley Sheppard, my managing editor, at the Times-Herald.306-630-5564
I reported to Tim Switzer during my internship at the Leader-Post.
306-781-5300; [email protected]
Patricia Elliott was my professor in introduction to print class and intermediate print class.
306-585-4449; [email protected]
Will Chabun was responsible for the Minus 20 section of the Leader-Post.[email protected]
CTV Journalism Entrance Scholarship, 2010
NOVA Corporation Award, 2010
Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2010
Academic Silver Prize, Winter 2010
Academic Silver Scholarship, Winter 2009 and Fall 2009
German Consulate General’s Book Prize, Winter 2009
Faculty of Arts Dean’s Honours List, Fall 2008, Winter 2009, Fall 2009, Winter 2010
Centennial Silver Medal for Academic Achievement, 2008
Government of Saskatchewan General Proficiency Award, 2008
Social Studies Merit Award, 2008
Centennial Merit Plus Award, 2008
S.A.C. Music Award, 2008
Food Safe Certificate, 2007
S.A.D.D. Writing Contest, 3rd place, 2008
Moose Jaw Night Writers member, August 2014-present
Secretary of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald Press Club, May 2014 - December 2016
Yoga classes, 2012 - present
Zumba classes, 2014 - present
University Concert Choir, 2009 - 10
Grace Mennonite Church Choir, 2008 - present
Campbell Collegiate Senior Green, 2005 - 08
Campbell Collegiate Senior Concert Choir, 2004 - 08
Campbell Collegiate Concert Winds, 2004 - 08
Writing, reading, photography, live theatre, yoga classes, dance classes, travelling and exploring new places, Canadian and American history, playing piano and trumpet, playing games, going to movies, spending time with family and friends.
I am the Information Officer (writer) in the Communications Department at the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board. I hold a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Journalism with Distinction from the University of Regina.
For five years, I worked at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald daily newspaper in various capacities, including reporter/photographer, Assistant Managing Editor and then Managing Editor at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald.
I have plenty of experience with leadership, communication and coming up with initiatives. This experience was furthered when I served as Interim Managing Editor for three months. Following this, I received the job title of Assistant Managing Editor before becoming Managing Editor. My communication skills are furthered in my current position on the Communications team at the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board.
I have extensive experience with using digital platforms and fully embrace Digital First principles. I am an intelligent and creative writer, photographer and editor with a positive outlook on life.
I am constantly inspired by the sights around me. I am confident my work experience and skills will be a great asset. I am prepared to take on new challenges while providing a creative and valuable influence in the workplace.
For more writing samples from my time at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, visit my Moose Jaw Times-Herald Author Page.
Juno Awards 2013 coverage
Need for the scene: Aboriginal Prairie Showcase 2011 Mini documentary
JTV NewsTV Program
Streeter Recycling Video (produced for INK Online, the Journalism School's newspaper at the University of Regina)