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
Communication Advisor, Oxford County (current)
Manage and coordinate campaigns and public information for internal clients (municipal departments), provide advise and direction on digital marketing plans.
Communications Coordinator, Southwestern Public Health
Manage and coordinate public health campaigns, create digital content for social media platforms, respond to public online and assist in development in all materials related to our local health unit's COVID-19 communications plan.
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.
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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