The CV and Bio of Miné Salkin
Miné Salkin is a writer, producer and multimedia journalist originally from Vancouver Canada, currently residing in Tampa, FL. She now works in advertising for a digital agency, and on a new documentary television series with Killawatt Productions Inc.
In late 2011 she returned from living abroad in the the North West UK, where she worked predominantly as a freelance arts and culture writer. She reported on the Liverpool arts and music scene for Seven Streets, Bido Lito! Magazine, and has produced a video piece for the Liverpool Echo Music Blog. She also served as the web editor for Bido Lito Magazine, and was Assistant Editor for the Polyphonic Pixel, an online music magazine.
Although her area of specialization is music journalism, she has written for various publications such as The Globe and Mail, Metro Newspaper, Exclaim!, The Block Magazine, SPIN Earth, Sustainability Television, The Tyee, and has served as the Under Review editor for Discorder Magazine.
Miné studied philosophy and english literature at the University of British Columbia and graduated from the Master of Journalism program in 2010. For her thesis she produced a short documentary called Remixing Culture, a film that explores the intersection between remixed music and open source technology. It was published by the University of Copenhagen’s online academic journal, AudioVisual Thinking.
KEY SKILLS + AREAS OF KNOWLEDGEProven track record as a writer, editor, researcher and interviewer. Working knowledge of multimedia production using Photoshop, FCP, Audacity and Soundslides. Experience in managing staff in magazine publishing environment. Proven success in managing travel and production costs for major cable television series. Web Design, SEO and Copywriting
Digital Marketing Manager // Absolute Mobile Solutions. Tampa FL July 2015-Present Chief Technical Writer for a digital agency specializing in app and web development, advertising and graphic design. Quality Ads Rater // Zero Chaos, client: Google Inc. April - June 2016 Evaluator for English language ads for Google's AdWords platform. Tested and evaluated thousands of PPC, organic, location-based, video advertisements and more. Director of Digital Media & PR // Type 2 Designs, Inc. Tampa FL Dec 2013 -August 2015 Director of an agency specializing in app and web development, advertising and graphic design. Producer // Killawatt Productions INC. Vancouver BC July 2012- July 2014 Producer and researcher for a documentary television series examining the realities of the adult performance industry. Visual Researcher, Production Coordinator // Make Believe Media, Vancouver BC May 2012 - July 2013 Researcher and licensor of archival visual materials for two true crime documentary series broadcasted by Investigation Discovery and The Oprah Winfrey Network Canada. Junior Casting Researcher // Great Pacific Television, Vancouver BC 2012 Researcher for a documentary television series in association with Great Pacific TV and GRB Entertainment. Web editor // Bido Lito! Magazine, Liverpool UK. April 2011- October 2011 Web administrator for the Liverpool music magazine, including the integration of social media for the website. Freelance writer/videojournalist // The Liverpool Echo, Liverpool UK. December 2010 - October 2011. Contributor of online written and video pieces for the Liverpool Merseyside music blog. Science writer/ video producer // Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver BC June 2010-September 2010 Content writer for museum exhibits. Producer of original HD films on topics of biodiversity and scientific research aimed at both academics and children. Blogger for the museum’s website. Under Review Editor // Discorder Magazine Vancouver BC 2007-2010 I research upcoming musicians and assign materials to writers. This includes forging contacts with record labels, scheduling interviews, writing features and copy editing. www.discorder.ca Freelancer // Exclaim! Magazine Vancouver BC 2009-Present Regular contributor of album reviews, concert reviews, interviews and concert photography for the web and print editions. Videojournalist // SPIN Magazine Vancouver BC 2008-2010 Video interviewer and reviewer for music acts in Vancouver. I shoot, write, edit and publish videos for the SPINearth website.
Intern // The Globe and Mail Vancouver BC February 2010 News reporter at the Vancouver bureau, writing on crime, science, nature and activism for the web edition. Intern // Sustainability Television Vancouver BC May-Aug 2009 News writer and blogger on issues of health, environment, science and sustainability in Vancouver and around the world. Intern // Metro News Vancouver BC April/May 2009 News reporter and photographer for the largest global daily paper, writing on crime, politics and the arts in Vancouver.
education and certifications:University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC — Masters of Journalism, 2010 University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC —Bachelor of Arts, 2008 Google Partner, Certified in AdWords — 2014
2014 - GDUSA Winner for website design for Symafour, a social application for smartphones.
2010 - My documentary REMIXING CULTURE is published by the University of Copenhagen's online journal, AudioVisual Thinking. 2010 - UBC Graduate Committee Scholarship 2008 - Gwyn and Eileen Gunn Women in Journalism Award 2006 - Canada Millenium Scholarship 2004 - Kelly Duffy Memorial Award 2004 - Canada Millenium Scholarship 2004 - UBC Arts Entrance Scholarship