Professional writer and digital communications specialist telling stories about industry, community, crime and government. Published in newspapers across Ontario and national magazines. Proficiency creating editorial plans and content strategies for both print and digital entities, as well as non-profit marketing materials and corporate communications for internal and external audiences. Ability to instantly grasp complex issues and communicate them with confidence and clarity.
Journalism Print and Broadcast
Conestoga College, 2001-2004
Graduated with President's Honour Diploma for academic excellence. Editor of college newspaper, Spoke, managing a newsroom of about 15 students. Responsible for layout, story generation and assignment, editing copy and photography and coordinating with advertising department.
Adobe Indesign, Photography, Videography, Website Builders and Digital Media platforms
Communications Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Southwestern Ontario)
Develop communication plans, annual recruitment campaigns, produce digital and print marketing materials for fundraising events, including video and social media content.
Communications Officer, Oxford County
Produce compelling blogs, news releases and radio ads to promote various departments and services in Oxford County. Edit and format corporate reports and documents ensuring adherence to branding standards and CP style.
Marketing and Communications Associate, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Manage public relations and execute national advertising strategy. Write radio ads, news releases, patient stories, blogs and podcasts. Co-ordinated first Facebook Live event for Brain Tumour Awareness Month, resulting in most viewed video to date. Manage email marketing strategy with targeted messages for donors, patients and health care professionals.
Multi-Media Journalist, Sun Media and Torstar
Accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news with clippings from Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Tillsonburg News, Niagara News (editor), The Record, and Guelph Mercury. Researched and developed feature series on child sexual assaults, delayed ambulance responses and citizens police academy. Court and crime reporter for over five years.
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