The CV and Bio of Miné Salkin

Multimedia Producer

BIO

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 StreetsBido 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 KNOWLEDGE

Proven 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

experience: 


Technical Writer // Type 2 Designs Inc. Tampa FL January 2012-Present

Chief Technical Writer for a digital agency specializing in app and web development, advertising and graphic design.

 

Producer // Killawatt Productions INC. Vancouver BC July 2012- Present

Producer and researcher for an upcoming 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.

 

 

Internships:

 

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

 

Awards:

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

 

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