Hey, here’s some of the places I’ve worked in case you want to hire me to do freelance work or be your best friend. My fees are substantial.
TVO, Digital Media Producer (Current Affairs and Documentaries) — June 2017 to Present
Creating all things digital for TVO Current Affairs and Documentaries.
Working in the Adobe suite to develop sweet digital products like infographics, video, animations, podcasts, and eye-catching articles.
TVO , Digital Media Producer (Digital Learning) — July 2016 to June 2017
Created articles, videos, blogs, live streams, and all things digital for TVO’s Digital Learning Division.
Developed video shooting and editing skills, an understanding of pedagogy, worked closely with other digital media producers, teachers, and ministry clients, and helped develop products for TVO.
Nikkei Voice, Editor — July 2013 to July 2016
Worked as Editor of Nikkei Voice, a Japanese-Canadian newspaper based in Toronto.
My position required building newspaper layouts, interacting closely with our contributors and readers, attending functions, developing charitable events, and creating 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.