As a reporter preparing to leave the Moose Jaw Times-Herald in the spring of 2015, I told colleagues and friends of mine that I thought returning to the Friendly City was a possibility. I believe that time is now with the chance to work as the communication manager with the City of Moose Jaw.
Journalism is a fantastic industry that I truly value, appreciate and love being a part of, but the opportunity to challenge myself in a new role in a city that I'm familiar with and enjoyed living in for nearly two years is one that I would relish.
While I may not have any direct experience in communications, I communicate regularly with people in the media industry as I search out interviewees in an effort to share meaningful stories with the public. If there is a unique angle to be found, I am passionate about exploring creative ways to present it — in writing, or photos, video and social media.
My knowledge of and ability to grasp Canadian politics at all three levels, existing relationships with Moose Javians, including a handful of which are employed by the City of Moose Jaw, are all assets that should help me if presented with the opportunity to join the team intent on strengthening the City's reputation.
Thank you for your time and considering me for the City of Moose Jaw's open communications manager position.