Professional Experience

National Online Journalist

Breaking News Global News (June 2017 – Present)

  • Manage, update and monitor Global News website and all social media platforms;
  • Update top stories website with timely and relevant content;
  • Track breaking news and communicate with team to delegate coverage plans;
  • Assess importance of news and viral stories, then create search and social friendly story pages;
  • Create videos, GIFs, slideshows, collages, etc., to share article with maximum social media resonance; and
  • Monitor reader engagement via statistical analysis in order to make more informed coverage decision.

Online Producer

Global News Winnipeg (November 2015 – May 20167)

  • Wrote up to ten web articles a day;
  • Appeared regularly on Global News shows and radio stations as an on-air web expert;
  • Pitched daily story ideas, create headlines and source wire copy;
  • Provided digital support, leadership, motivation and training for all newsroom personnel;
  • Maintained strong social media presence for breaking and in-depth news on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; and
  • Uploaded ENG visuals, stories and segments to the website.

Writer/Producer

Global News Winnipeg (November 2014 – October 2015)

  • Wrote and produced local and national news for Global Winnipeg Morning News;
  • Managed logistics for reporter packages and live hits, such as securing a location, coordinating with camera operators and writing scripts.
  • Wrote headlines, teases and intros;
  • Booked guest segments; and
  • Identified new stories by sourcing blogs, social media sites and local news.

Project Manager, Lead Writer

Tactica Interactive (July 2013 – October 2014)

  • Managed the development, production and post-production of over 50 digital projects;
  • Led a team of designers, animators and developers;
  • Provided copywriting for interactive projects;
  • Managed day-to-day operational aspects of a project budget and scope;
  • Coordinated and scheduled meetings, and assigned tasks to team members; and
  • Wrote content for Tactica’s blog and social media outlets.

Production Coordinator

Mindset Social Innovation Foundation (May 2011 – May 2013)

  • Jointly organized an international campaign and multimedia project on access to medicine as a human right;
  • Managed a team of interns and coordinated weekly meetings;
  • Conducted research and pre-interviews;
  • Transcribed, organized and digitized footage; and
  • Managed distribution of the project by writing scripts, treatments and grant proposals.

Honours and Awards

  • Selected to attend the Economics and Journalism conference put on by the Fraser Institute;
  • Selected for the Canadian Media Production Association’s Mentorship program 2013-2014; and
  • Nominated for a 2010 John H. McDonald Journalism Award for best news story and excellence in reporting and writing.

Education

University of British Columbia

Master of Journalism (M.J.) (2012)

University of Winnipeg

Four-Year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (2007)