CURL BC, Burnaby, BC
Communications & Marketing Manager: August 2012 – Present
Publications: The Curling Connection, www.curlbc.ca website, Curl BC Yearbook.
Key duties: Writing and producing The Curling Connection newsletter, using CMS to manage Curl BC website content, social media lead, media relations, photography, marketing sport of curling in BC, producing Curl BC Yearbook.
SOUTH WEST WALES MEDIA, Swansea, UK
Production Journalist: July 2010 – June 2012
Publications: The South Wales Evening Post, Wales’s largest selling daily newspaper, the Carmarthen Journal, the Llanelli Star and SWWMedia magazines.
Key duties: Working alongside a team of production journalists in a hub to plan, design and edit a daily newspaper, two paid-for weekly titles and several magazines.
SURREY AND BERKSHIRE MEDIA, Guildford, UK
Senior Reporter/Sub-Editor/Chief Reporter: January 2007 – July 2010
Publications: The Surrey Advertiser, Aldershot News & Mail and the Star Courier.
Key duties: My duties ranged from writing news and features for the Hampshire titles, to deputizing for the editor of the Surrey Hants Star. I also managed a small team of reporters producing content for the Elmbridge edition of the Surrey Advertiser.
BASINGSTOKE GAZETTE, Basingstoke, UK
Senior Sub-Editor: October 2005 – January 2007
Publication: A twice-weekly regional newspaper covering north Hampshire in South East England.
Key duties: Designing pages, editing copy, writing headlines and captions and helping to maintain the company’s high editorial standards.
PIRA INTERNATIONAL, Leatherhead, UK
Editor: February 2005 – October 2005
Publication: Brand Protection News, a business-to-business newsletter focused on the packaging industry.
Key duties: Writing, editing, commissioning and producing a twice-monthly business-to-business newsletter.
INTERIOR NEWS, Smithers, BC, Canada
Reporter: May 2004 – December 2004 and Production Assistant: February 1999-September 1999 and Summer 2000.
Publication: A weekly community newspaper in northern BC.
Key duties: Researching and writing exclusive news stories and taking photographs. I also acted as the paper’s editor for three weeks.