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Summary

- A digital media expert, with professional experience coordinating a website and using social media to foster engagement and drive traffic

- A strong writer, with the skill and talent necessary to produce engaging, readable copy

- A creative thinker, with education and practical experience in print, visual and audio media

Work History

Dec 2012Present

Digital Reporter/Producer

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

- Use Wordpress to coordinate the StarPhoenix's website through the posting and arranging of content, from both our in-house reporters and around the Postmedia chain, with a focus on driving engagement and creating a loyal reader-base.

- Make use of the StarPhoenix's various social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to promote the brand and drive traffic to the website.

- Work on the team developing the voice and engagement strategy for the StarPhoenix app

- Shoot, edit and publish videos on any number of subjects for the newspaper's website and social media accounts, in particular larger projects that require a more experienced editing touch.

- Contribute editorially, writing news stories, arts pieces and features for both the paper and Bridges, our weekly magazine

May 2012Nov 2012

Sports Reporter

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

- Reported daily on a wide range of sports-related topics relevant to Saskatoon

- Developed relationships with important contacts in the local sports scene to facilitate gathering of information, both for stories currently underway and potential future features

- Constantly worked under, and meet, imminent deadlines

Note: I was previously employed as a Daily News Intern at the Starphoenix, From January to April, 2011.

Apr 2011Aug 2011

Intern - Life Section

The Bangkok Post

- Spent 13 weeks as a full time reporter for Thailand's largest English-language daily newspaper

- Gained valuable experience working in a foreign market and adapting not only to the newsroom environment, but to a culture completely different from my own

- Covered all manner of lifestyle topic including film, travel and books as well as harder news areas such as human rights activism

20092010

Development Team QA

Radical Entertainment

- Worked closely with a staff of approx. 100 designers and programmers to ensure bugs and glitches did not arise as changes were made to videogames under development.

- Worked on two titles: Prototype (2009) and another game that was cancelled by Activision in 2010.

20072009

QA

Electronic Arts

- Tested a wide range of EA games on multiple platforms. 

- Shifted from team to team as the workload required.

- Provided updates to higher management to ensure milestones were met

Education

Sep 2010Apr 2012

Bachelor of Journalism

University of Regina
Sep 2002Apr 2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production

Simon Fraser University