Resume

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Digital newsroom leader with 10 years of experience
  • Management expertise
  • Reporting, writing, editing
  • Expert in digital analytics and measuring succcess
  • Digital photography and videography
  • Multi platform content packaging
  • Social media, incl. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Hootsuite, Instagram

EXPERIENCE

Digital Content Director, Sun Media; January 2014 – present
Oversee Sun Media’s Toronto-based national online editorial team, which provides digital news, lifestyle, entertainment, finance, automotive and health content, support and strategic direction for more than 120 local newsrooms; Manage staff of 19 full-time digital producers

National Community Manager, Sun Media; August 2012-December 2013
Set social media strategy and best practices for Sun Media’s English publications (37 dailies, including the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, London Free Press and St. Catharines Standard, and close to 200 weeklies).
Trained staff on new platforms (such as live blogging tools, social media dashboards) and technologies (live streaming); Packaged news online to drive website traffic;  Spearheaded social media-driven projects; Oversaw blogs, online comments and user-generated content.

City Editor, St. Catharines Standard; March 2011-August 2012
Managed a team of 10 multimedia journalists
Strong communication and leadership skills. Coordinated all major online and print coverage

Reporter, St. Catharines Standard; May 2005-March 2011
General assignment reporter with areas of expertise in social media, online strategy and Niagara’s wine industry; Experienced with shooting video, updating and basic design of websites and engaging audiences through social media

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Journalism, Ryerson University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Honours, King’s College at the University of Western Ontario

ACHIEVEMENTS & INTERESTS

Journalism program advisory board members for Centennial College and Mohawk College
Completed introduction to HTML course through Niagara College, 2010
Three-time Ontario Newspaper Award nominee
Member of the Online News Association, including attending 2011, 2012, 2013 conferences

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