Work History

Work History
Apr 2012 - Present

Senior news reporter/photographer

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, TC Media

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 include 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 leaves the office at the end of the work day or is away on holidays, I fill 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.

Jul 2015 - Present

Assistant Managing Editor

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, TC Media

In this newly developed role, I am 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 have 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.

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015

Interim Managing Editor

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, TC Media

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. 

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Intern

Leader-Post

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.

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010

Minus 20 contributor

Leader-Post

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.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

News Writer

Carillon Newspaper Inc.

Responsible for writing at least two news articles per week at The Carillon. the University of Regina's student newspaper.

Education

Education
1996 - 2012

Piano Student

Skills

Skills

Writing

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.

Copy-editing

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.

Leadership and innovation

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.

Online Publishing and Editing

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.

Photography

Familiar with both digital SLR's and compact cameras. Skilled at using manual control on SLR cameras for sharpness and image quality. Experience in shooting for all formats, from portraits to landscapes. Knowledgeable of Adobe Photoshop to convert formats, adjust exposure, and to adjust other levels to increase the quality of the photograph.

TV Reporting

Knowledge of shooting and editing both short and long form stories for television, including stand-ups. Familiar with shooting on manual setting to achieve the proper exposure, white balance, and composition of the frame. Knowledgeable of the Avid Media Composer video editing software.

Radio Reporting and Production

Knowledge of gathering sounds, clips, and interviews for radio journalism, both in short and long forms. Familiar with the ProTools audio editing software. Produced a 30 minute radio program.

Layout and Design

Knowledge of QuarkXPress and newspaper layout.

Photography Samples