CV

profile:

I am a writer, producer and multimedia journalist with a vested interest in documentary, arts and culture and technology. 

experience:

 

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.

http://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.

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.

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.

education:

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC – Masters of Journalism,  2010

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC – Bachelor of Arts, 2008

key skills and areas of knowledge:

Proven track record as a writer, editor, researcher and interviewer.

Working knowledge of multimedia production using Photoshop, FCP, Audacity and Soundslides.

Proficient in MAC and PC-based environments, and most online content management platforms such as WordPress.

Experience in managing staff in magazine publishing environment.

Proven success in managing travel and production costs for major cable television series.

awards:

 

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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