Resume

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six years experience in journalism: two in college, four in university.
  • Worked at three publications, serving communities with thousands of people.
  • Experienced at writing short and long-form pieces. Published work on a variety of topics.
  • Obsessed with details. Can thoroughly find grammar mistakes, typos, and factual errors in copy.
  • Can handle multiple responsibilities. Worked an average of 30 hours per week while attending school full-time.

SKILLS

  • Fact-checking
  • Copy editing
  • PhotoShop, InDesign
  • Photography, Filming
  • Video, Photo editing

EXPERIENCE

The Burlington Post, Burlington, ON ⎼ Editorial Intern
April 2013 – May 2013

  • Newspaper circulating twice weekly to 50, 000 homes. Online site serving 176, 000 residents Burlington.
  • Write original community-based stories for print and online editions, copy edit articles, and rewrite press releases.

Sheridan Files, Oakville, ON ⎼ Reporter
Nov. 2012 – Feb. 2013

  • Online news site serving Sheridan College students and communities in the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Pitch and report on hard news and lifestyle stories in the Greater Toronto Area using print, video, photography, and infographics.

The Sheridan Sun, Oakville, ON ⎼ Reporter
Jan. 2012 – Oct. 2012

  • Newspaper serving 21, 000 enrolled students at Sheridan College.
  • Pitch story ideas relevant to Sheridan College, write and edit articles, and lay out newspaper pages using InDesign.

WORK

Shoppers Drug Mart, Oakville, ON ⎼ Cashier, Post Office Clerk, Merchandiser
Nov. 2014 – Present

  • Provide friendly and efficient service for customers.
  • Accurately put mail through the Canada Post system while meeting customer’s needs.
  • Unload products and stock them on shelves quickly and neatly.

EDUCATION

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON ⎼ Bachelor of Journalism, Minor in Politics
Sept. 2013 – April 2017

  • Focus on multimedia and broadcast journalism in final years.

Sheridan College, Oakville, ON ⎼ Print Journalism Diploma
Sept. 2011 – April 2013

  • Focus on hard news and feature writing.

VOLUNTEER
Canadian Journalists for Freedom of Expression, Toronto, ON ⎼ Activism
Aug. 2012

  • Educate the public about issues Canadian journalists face when reporting on the government.

LANGUAGES

English, Malayalam