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Work experience

June 2016present

Managing Editor

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Star News Publishing Inc.

As Managing Editor, I assign, edit and produce stories, photos and other content for the paper, as well as budget and layout pages using Adobe InDesign. I manage my reporters, including scheduling, and provide direction for the paper in thee short and long-term, alongside other managers in other departments and our publisher. I am also the Managing Editor of our weekly paper, Rural Roots South.

As well, I am the Managing Editor of the weekly Star News Publishing Inc. paper, the Oxbow-Carnduff Herald-Gazette.

Apr 2012June 2016

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 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.

July 2015June 2016

Assistant Managing Editor

Moose Jaw Times-Herald, TC Media

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.

Mar 2015Jun 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 2011Dec 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 2008Aug 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 2009Aug 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

19962012

Piano Student

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. 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.

Layout and Design

Familiar with Adobe InDesign for newspaper layout. Knowledge of QuarkXPress.

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.
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.

Computer skills

Strong knowledge of operating Windows and Mac computer systems.

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.

References

Darryl Mills

I reported to Darryl Mills, the regional managing editor of Saskatchewan.

306-940-7472; darrylmills73@hotmail.com

Lyndsay McCready

I reported directly to Lyndsay McCready, my managing editor, at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald.

306-630-6547

Lesley Sheppard

I reported directly to Lesley Sheppard, my managing editor, at the Times-Herald.

306-630-5564

Tim Switzer

I reported to Tim Switzer during my internship at the Leader-Post.

306-781-5300; citydesk@leaderpost.com

Patricia Elliott

Patricia Elliott was my professor in introduction to print class and intermediate print class.

306-585-4449; patricia.elliott@uregina.ca

Will Chabun

Will Chabun was responsible for the Minus 20 section of the Leader-Post.

wchabun@leaderpost.com

Awards and Scholarships

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

W.H.M.I.S., 2008

S.A.D.D. Writing Contest, 3rd place, 2008

Extracurricular activities

Moose Jaw Night Writers member, August 2014-present

Secretary of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald Press Club, May 2014 - present

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

Interests

Writing, reading, photography, live theatre, Facebook, Twitter, 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.

Summary

I am the Managing Editor at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. I hold a Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Journalism with Distinction from the University of Regina.

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.

I have extensive experience with using digital platforms and fully embrace Digital First principles. I am an intelligent and creative writer, journalist, 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.

I also maintain a blog, Lisa's Corner found at lisagoudy.blogspot.com

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