My Resume

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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, business communications, and international business

Shaw TV Winnipeg, 2011
Winnipeg Free Press, 2011

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

  • Writing news content for various social media platforms
  • Versed in Facebook (Business), Tik Tok, Linktree, Twitter, Instagram (Business), YouTube, Pinterest (Business), WordPress
  • Contributing stories and photography for client use
  • Creating and voicing advertisements
  • Shooting and editing photos and videos

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 from 190 to 800 between June 2016 to March 2019

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

  • Covered stories and events in Arborg, Manitoba (Canadian Press)
  • 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

Social Media Strategist – Contract / Self-Initiated Position
Town of Arborg / Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton / Arborg Chamber of Commerce (now Central Interlake)
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
  • Grew Facebook pages through organic engagement
  • 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, Canva, WordPress & Blogger/Blogspot, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, SEO, Google Analytics, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro

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