Resume and Contact

Industry Links
tkaratchuk@gmail.com
www.29then40.wordpress.com
www.skatingscene.com
www.tammykaratchuk.com
https://www.youtube.com/tammykaratchuk

Education
Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Creative Communications, Diploma, Journalism major, 2011
A multi-faceted media program: advertising, journalism, public relations, and media production.

Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Business Administration courses
Primary focus: Marketing, International Business, and Communications

University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Written Communications course

Internships
Shaw TV Winnipeg, 2011
Winnipeg Free Press, 2011

Employment History
Freelance Reporter / Photographer / Social Media Strategist – Contracts
Self-Employed, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 2012 – Present

  • Writing news content
  • Creating social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and WordPress
  • Contributing stories and photography for online/newspapers/magazines and alike
  • Social media training
  • Creating and voicing advertisements for radio
  • Shooting and editing photos and videos for clients

Social Media Strategist – Contract
Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village, Arborg, Manitoba
June 2016 – March 2019

  • Promoted the Heritage Village through social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and engaged and enticed local and distant visitors
  • Organically increased growth through engagement, and tracked and analyzed insights 
  • Shot, edited, and posted photos and videos, and created promotional videos
  • Increased Facebook followers – June 2016 to March 2019 – from 190 to 800

Freelance Reporter / Photographer – Contract
Interlake Publishing, Stonewall, Manitoba
November 2014 – April 2019

  • Covered stories and events in Arborg, Manitoba (CP Style)
  • Provided photos and captions for print and online news
  • Covered the Arborg Ice Dawgs’ 2014/2015 season (KJHL Junior B)
  • Provided breaking news coverage for Winnipeg Sun under QMI Agency (Defunct)

Social Media Strategist – Contract / Self-Initiated Position
Town of Arborg / Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton / Arborg Chamber of Commerce
May 2015 – May 2016

  • Created social media platforms for the Town of Arborg and Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Promoted events and local businesses with catchy, short content
  • Utilized Periscope to promote major events
  • Tracked insights, site growth, and maintained all social platforms
  • Live-tweeted the federal 2015 All-Candidates Forum

Reporter / Weekend Anchor – Contract
680 CJOB, Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 2014 – August 2014

  • Wrote scripts for weekend evening newscasts for top and bottom of the hour
  • Contributed content for daytime hosts and joined them in-studio
  • Attended police news conferences and political pressers
  • Updated the website with breaking local, national, and international news
  • Covered final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and filed reports from Winnipeg’s German Club

Freelance Figure Skating Reporter – Contract
Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Alberta
October 2012 – October 2013

  • Generated figure skating stories for online and print edition with content distributed across the Postmedia Network
  • Contributed to the Edmonton Journal’s sports blog section under Skating Scene
  • Maintained relationships within the figure skating and amateur football communities
  • Covered the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears Football 2013 season

Reporter / Producer – Contract
Shaw Communications Inc., Shaw TV Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta
October 2011 – September 2012

  • Generated stories and live-to-tape segments with some content distributed nationally
  • Solely produced a weekly healthy living segment called Life Matters for three Shaw markets: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, and Red Deer
  • Promoted Shaw TV Edmonton through social media
  • Represented Shaw TV at community events

Industry Related Tools
PowerDirector Video Editor; Website Creation & Maintenance; WordPress & Blogspot (Blogger); Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest (Business); Adobe Photoshop & Canva; ENG & In Studio Cameras; SEO, HubSpot, Google Analytics (ROI & Organic); AVID Pro Tools; and Final Cut Pro

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