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Summary

- A digital media expert with  a combination of technical and creative experience

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

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

Work experience

May 2012Present

Bridges Coordinator/Assistant City Editor/Digital Reporter/Producer

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

- Coordinate Bridges, a weekly magazine. Involves writing the majority of the local copy (longform profiles), communicating with freelancers, doing layout and generally planning the entire publication.

- Act as City Editor for the   newspaper one day a week assigning stories, coordinating reporter efforts and making editorial decisions

- 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

- Use Wordpress to maintain 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 social media accounts to promote the brand and drive traffic to the website.

- Act as a Jack-of-all-trades within the newsroom, with a wide array of skills allowing me to contribute wherever I'm need 

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

Dec 2011April 2012

Associate Producer — The Morning Edition

CBC Saskatchewan

- Filled in as a casual employee on Saskatchewan's provincial morning current affairs radio show

- Booked guests, pitched stories, edited audio segments and appeared on air

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 topics 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

References

David Hutton — Former City Editor  at The Saskatoon StarPhoenix

                                 (306) 380-1475

                                       [email protected]

Charles Hamilton — Former City Editor  at The Saskatoon StarPhoenix

                                  (306) 222-1890

                                        [email protected]