Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Digital Director

Chill Media Inc.
  • Project management and strategic planning for the re-launch of ChillOnline.ca (Chill Magazine, The Beer Store) and GolfCanada.ca (Golf Canada, Royal Canadian Golf Association)
  • Define the value proposition, strategic mandate/editorial vision, and specific technical requirements for each website
  • Co-ordinate deployment with IT/developers and design agency
  • Liaise with internal and external stake holders (including The Beer Store, RCGA, Globe & Mail, and Ticket Master Canada)
  • Responsible for budget overview, maintenance, and reporting
Nov 2009 - Present

Associate Editor

Golf Canada Magazine
  • Commission and create original content for Golf Canada magazine
  • Work with internal editors, graphic designers, 3rd party content partners and freelance writers
  • Create and maintain editorial calendar, publishing schedule, and editorial budget
Jan 2007 - Nov 2009

Project Manager

Annex Publishing & Printing Inc.

Responsible for the redesign and redevelopment of 20 online trade publications

  • Drive continuous enhancements to the functionality, systems and processes of the web experience
  • Lead staff training for editorial & advertising sales teams
  • Ensure that the websites' look & feel, usability, information architecture, and content meet established standards and web best practices
  • Co-ordinate deployment with IT/developers, co-ordinate designs with agency; develop and execute online marketing programs/plans
  • Liaise with internal circulation, production, editorial and advertising sales departments to improve Annex’s overall web presence, increase online revenue, and maintain efficiency of internal operations
Jun 2005 - Jan 2007

Associate Editor

Annex Publishing & Printing Inc.

Associate Editor of two national food service publications: Canadian Pizza Magazine and Canadian Vending & Office Coffee Service Magazine 

  • Maintain the editorial quality and integrity of two Canadian trade publications
  • Gather and edit news articles for both print and online publications
  • Write feature articles and editorials
  • Remain highly visible in each marketplace – represent  publications at tradeshows and industry events
  • Coordinate the flow between editorial, sales and production teams
Apr 2005 - May 2005

Copy Editor

Annex Publishing & Printing, Inc.
  • Responsible for grammar, spelling and fact-checking editorial content of over 20 trade magazines
  • Ensured each publication followed CP style and upheld the company’s specific editorial standards
  • Updated editorial content on 22 publication websites
Jan 2005 - May 2005

Proofreader

Annex Publishing & Printing Inc.
  • Responsible for spelling and fact-checking editorial content of over 20 trade magazines
  • Ensured each advertisement followed company standards in terms of style and quality
  • Liaised with advertising sales managers and their clients

Education

Education
2000 - 2004

Honours BA

University of Waterloo

An innovative degree that offered practical insight into rhetoric, professional writing and information design, and digital media. Courses included:

  • literature
  • linguistics
  • rhetoric and writing
  • second-language
  • computer science
  • usability testing
  • document design
  • technical writing
2000 - 2004

BA - Minor

University of Waterloo

The areas of research and teaching interest covered included deviance and criminology, family, gender, social stratification and politics, knowledge and religion, health, work and recreation, social psychology/symbolic interactionism, research analysis, and survey methodology.