Resume

artii01@gmail.com

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE:

Editor, Living (Previously Associate Editor and former Intern) 
July 2011-Present         The Huffington Post Canada/AOL Canada

• Uploading content and running front page for The Huffington Post Canada Living
• Reporting on daily pieces and longer features on women, health, education, food, and viral content
• Pitching and researching story ideas for SEO and spotting viral content for other editors
• Managing social media sites for The Huffington Post Canada Living
• Pitched and written blog posts on topical news themes; appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss articles
• Producing video content, hosting live segments for Facebook
• Planning, editing, producing and writing content for our Born and Raised series
• Previously editing and managing AOL Canada properties including Moviefone.ca. AOL TV Canada, Stylelist.ca, AOL Travel and work has also appeared on The Huffington Post international and Quebec sites

Freelance Writer/Editor
October 2011- April 2015

• Weekly contributor for Stylelist.ca
• Monthly staff writer for The Wedding Planner GTA Magazine
• Work has previously appeared in GlobalPost.com,  Doll Magazine, Speak Magazine, Rabble.ca, McClung’s Magazine, Amoi Magazine, MyDictionary.com, The Ryersonain, The Eyeopener


Reporter/Web Editor Internship

January 2011-February 2011    The Globe And Mail                                     Toronto, Ont.

• Uploading content and running home, world and national hubs on globeandmail.com
• Covering breaking news including “Ryan Russell death,” “Arab Spring” and “local drug-busts”
• Hosting live online discussions with reporters and experts on globeandmail.com

Co-Editor-In-Chief
September 2010-May 2011    McClung’s Magazine                                    Toronto, Ont.

• Responsible for hiring, budgeting, social media pages
• Responsible for editing and fact checking drafts, and assigning stories
• Writing both features and short articles for the magazine
• Previously held positions of online editor, handling editor and writer

Head of Research
September 2010-January 2011    ‘Identity Denied: A Documentary’                                 Toronto, Ont.

• Responsible for chasing and booking all interviews and attending all shoots
• Helped produce and promote a 12-minute documentary on gay refugee rights in Canada

PREVIOUS VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

Toronto Global Shaper
The World Economic Forum
• Responsible for social media sites, communications
• Currently working on a city-wide project called This Is Our Toronto video series

Mentor
 The Verse City Journalism Project
• Leading training sessions on story structure, blogging, interviewing and editing
• Currently partnering with Toronto Public Health and youth group

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Journalism, specializing in online and broadcast journalism
Ryerson University  September 2007- April 2011                                                                          T

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

2015: Gold Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Article or Series in the red (consumer) category for Stigma And Silence: Black Canadians And The Fight For Mental Health Awareness.
2014: Gold Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Article or Series in the red (consumer) category for Breaking Taboos: When South Asian Women Choose Divorce
2013: Silver Canadian Online Publishing Award for Online-Only Article or Series of Articles for Why Do Generation Y Couples Say ‘I Do’ To Matrimony?
2012: Featured front page profile in South Asian Generation Next newspaper’s August issue
2011: Wanda Stankiewicz Memorial Scholarship
2010 Recipient of the HaakSaan Award for Excellence in Online Reporting
2010: Top 30, Mike & Ike Ante Up! Competition: Canada’s Most Inspiring Youth Leader
2010: Student Services Leadership Award: Community Development Award
2009: Toronto Sun Paul Rimstead Memorial Journalism Award
2009: Nominated for a Canadian Blogger Award for http://www.mcclungs.ca
2008-2011: Ryerson University Faculty of Communication and Design’s Dean’s List             

SKILLS
• Proficient in Microsoft Office windows/MAC programs, CP Style
• Experience with iNews, Final Cut Pro, NewsEdit, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
• Experience with Mobile Type, Blogsmith, Escenic CMS, Newsgate Wire Service
• Able to operate P2 cameras, flip camera, hand-held mini recorders, Canon HD cameras
• Extensive marketing skills through Facebook, Blip.tv, Twitter, WordPress, Soundslides, YouTube

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