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Work Experience

December 2015Present

Sports Reporter/Photographer

The Brandon Sun

As the beat reporter for Brandon University's six athletic teams, I regularly spend time at practices chatting with coaches and players ahead of games. This keeps me busy and time management is key, especially on weekends and when I'm writing regularly to deadline. I also cover curling in the winter and golf in the summer, with a focus on high school athletics and other sports. Sometimes this means writing long-form, feature-style pieces and other times it means churning out simple briefs. I constantly interact with my audience on Twitter, take photos when required and regularly lay out and copy edit pages. Major events I have covered include the 2017 Canada Summer Games, 2017 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, 2016 Canada Cup of Curling, the 2016 CIS Women's Volleyball Championship and a pair of Tamarack golf tournaments at the Clear Lake Golf Course.

May 2015November 2015

Night Reporter

Regina Leader-Post

Transitioning from regular daytime hours to a shift that didn't end most nights until midnight was a challenge. Past 6 p.m., I was often the lone news reporter working on weeknights and had to work independently and keep an ear to the police scanner for breaking news. I also attended municipal committee meetings, rushed out to house fires and learned about the history of the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a plane used by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. I welcomed sharing diverse stories in print and digital formats,  which included coverage of the 2015 federal election. I also helped design and copy edit pages, and updated the website and social media channels.

August 2013May 2015

Reporter/Photographer

Moose Jaw Times-Herald

I began my  journalism career in a smaller Saskatchewan city local newspaper. Starting from scratch, I learned the ins and outs of the community and the people who lived in it. It took time but through conversations, interviews  and research I engrained myself in my primary role as the health and education reporter. This involved but was not limited to attending school board meetings, quizzing regional health officials on public concerns surrounding construction of the city's new hospital and regularly engaging with students of all ages. I snapped photos, shot video, updated the company's website and provided real-time information via social media channels. One of my highlights was covering the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the national women's curling championship.

April 2007August 2011

Pro Shop Assistant (Seasonally)

Pioneer Meadows Golf Course

Over five golf seasons in Edmonton, I worked my way up the highest position in the pro shop. As the tournament co-ordinator, I booked tournaments and made sure their needs were accommodated. I was also involved in the day-to-day happenings on the golf course and dealt with financials, hiring and scheduling junior staff members, while selling merchandise and dealing with customer concerns.

Education

September 2010April 2012

Bachelor of Journalism

University of Regina
September 2006April 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Alberta

Major: History; Minor: English

Technical Skills

• Photography/Photo Editing

• Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Vimeo

• Videography 

• Web Management: Wordpress

Professional Skills

• Adaptable

• Attentive

Efficient

• People-focused

• Quick learner

• Smart communicator

Volunteering

2011           CBC Saskatchewan CBC Vote Mob Reporter

2010           92nd PGA Championship Media Centre Volunteer

2009-10     The Gateway University of Alberta Sports Reporter

References

Available upon request.