Resume

Qualification highlights

  • Freelance writer for several print and online media, including blogTO.com, Skateboard Canada, Spacing Magazine and Gamerfeed.com.
  • 3+ years of Management experience at a not-for-profit radio station
  • Excellent researching, writing, editing, interviewing, reporting and hosting skills for print, radio and web.
  • Event organization including Queen’s Park Lobby Conference and provincial campaign launch events at several locations.
  • Strong problem solving, research, analysis, time management, and committed teamwork skills.
  • Computer skills: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Protools, Logic Audio, WordPress.

Professional Accomplishments

On-Air Media Experience

  • Manager of not-for-profit university radio station, CKRG 89.9FM in Toronto.
  • Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Obtained LPFM license through CRTC, negotiations with neighboring stations, geographical surveys and installation of new broadcast system.
  • Production and editing of commercial advertising spots purchased with the station.
  • Increased volunteer numbers from 7 to 85 people over two years by implementing numerous volunteer drives and advertising initiatives.
  • Created operations and training policy for volunteers and executive staff; and new cataloguing systems for the music library.
  • Hosted several on-air programs, including interviewing and editing material.

Online and Print Media Experience

  • Oversee the administration of the main OUSA website.
  • Development, coordination and implementation of all OUSA campaigns;
  • Oversee the production and design of all materials for campaigns;
  • Writer and Editor-in-chief for http://www.thedailynar.com
  • Recruited 5 contributing writers and hosts for music, politics and news sections within one month of the website launch.
  • Co-host, produce and edit a bi-weekly podcast featuring new music and music-related news.
  • Freelance features writer for blogTO.com and Gamerfeed.com.
  • Researching, reporting, interviewing and writing as a freelance journalist for several magazines including Skateboard Canada and Spacing Magazine.

Professional Skills

  • Jointly manage OUSA Campus Coordinators with each individual Steering Committee member
  • Issues Management and key contact with stakeholders for several high-profile Ontario Government initiatives.
  • Integral collaborator in the successful launch and oversight of over $110 million dollars in new funding for the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
  • Research, write and edit analytical and statistical reports, liaise with Communications and Marketing Branch in preparation of news releases, backgrounders and ministry speeches.
  • Co-ordinate instructions, reporting templates, questions and answers and other supporting materials for communications branch
  • Ongoing training and upgrading of skills, including the certificate for Government and Governance in the Digital World.

Employment History

  • 2002-2007    Freelance Writer and Journalist, 66Degrees.com, blogTO.com, Spacing Magazine, Skateboard Canada, Gamerfeed.com and affiliates
  • 2006    Director of Communication and Member Relations, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Toronto Ontario
  • 2005-2007   Lead Writer, Editor, and Podcast Host, The Daily Nar, http://www.thedailynar.com
  • 2004-2005    Program/Policy Analyst, Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Government of Ontario, Toronto Ontario
  • 1998-2001    Station Manager and Chair of Board of Directors, CKRG 89.9FM Glendon Non-Profit Student Radio Inc.

Education

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Glendon College/York University, Toronto Ontario (2002)
    Major: Political Science – emphasis on international relations.
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Glendon College/York University, Toronto, Ontario (2002)
    Major: Philosophy – emphasis on legal and political philosophy.

References and portfolio available upon request




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