Hey, here’s some of the places I’ve worked in case you wanted to hire me to do freelance work or be your best friend to talk about video games, nostalgic cartoons, and pop culture. My fees are substantial in that I usually work free-of-charge.
TVO, Digital Media Producer — July 2016 to Present
Creates articles, videos, blogs, live streams, and all things digital for TVO’s educational partnerships.
Built strong video shooting and editing skills, developed an understanding of pedagogy, worked closely with other digital media producers, teachers, and clients, and helped develop products for TVO.
Nikkei Voice, Managing Editor — July 2013 to July 2016
Worked as Editor of Nikkei Voice, a Japanese-Canadian newspaper based out of Toronto.
My position required me to build newspaper layouts, interact closely with our contributors and readers, attend events and functions, and create engaging content for a readership eager to learn about the Japanese-Canadian community.
National Post / Financial Post — February 2013 to Present
Work as a freelance contributor to the Financial Post’s Post Arcade, a section dedicated to reporting on video games and video gaming culture.
As well, worked with National Post as a live blogger covering events such as the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention held at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — October 2012
Worked as a chase producer for the Weekend News Desk finding interview subjects for various segments. It was challenging work that required great communication skills.
As well, worked at The World This Hour with Matthew O’Mara Bernie McNamee who I still need to send a beer for slightly screwing up a radio segment. Practice makes perfect… as they say.
Queen’s Park Press Gallery Intern — Summer 2012
Worked alongside the journalists belonging to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario‘s Press Gallery. Publications include: the Toronto Star, National Post, Globe and Mail, the Toronto Sun, CTV, CBC, CBC Radio, Canadian Press, and a whole host of great Ontario publications.
Responsibilities included creating transcripts of interview for reporters including three-hour long committee meetings on the ORNGE Air scandal. Earned the nickname “Lightning Fingers”. Also worked with communication officers to ensure journalists knew where to go and the important events that were going on inside of the building and around the province.
Ryerson University Bachelor of Journalism Program — 2009 to 2013
Science Fiction and Fantasy course at University of Toronto – 2015
Toronto University for Highly-Employable People — Never graduated…
Victoria Park Collegiate Institute — 2009 (Ontario Scholar and graduated with Humanities Award)
A direct quote from my last employer, “Yeah, he’s all right.”
I’m also a published poet.