freelance journalist

My detailed curriculum vitae is regularly updated on LinkedIn. Here's a summary of my skills and experience.

International experience

  • Competence in multiple languages
  • Familiarity with European politics
  • Lived in Montreal, France, Finland and Japan for 3+ months each
  • language skills:
    • French (fluent)
    • Japanese (conversational)
    • Italian (basic)
    • German (basic)

Skills

  • breaking news
  • style: Canadian Press, Associated Press
  • hyperlocal reporting
  • search-engine optimization

Work experience

Staff Reporter (Radio Room)
September 2011 – May 2013 (1 year 9 months)
Toronto, Canada

  • monitored police scanners, emergency departments and social media
  • found sources and completed research for features
  • complied online packages
  • liveblogged multiple events
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Copy and Online Editor
June 2011 – September 2011 (4 months)
Montreal, Canada

  • Copy desk: composed proofs and display copy, edited content for style and local context
  • Online desk: posted text and images online to fit site organization and SEO guidelines
  • Also conducted police calls and wrote crime briefs.

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Fill-in Digital Editor
September 2013 – Present
Toronto, Canada

  • Regularly updating news websites for markets across Canada.
  • Posting house and wire content with search-engine optimized headlines and relevant multimedia.
  • Showcasing quality content and maintaining a strong social media presence.
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Education

Honours Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, French
2008 – 2012
Grade: GPA 3.63 (91%)

Extra-curricular activities:

  • The Varsity newspaper
  • l'Association française
  • AccessAbility volunteer note taker 
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