Resume

Amanda Grant

Journalism Experience

Reporter-Editor, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo, February 2014 — Present

  • Pitches and reports on local and provincial news stories for CBC Radio One and CBC.ca.

Associate Producer, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo, January 2013 — February 2014

  • Produces segments for Radio One morning show The Morning Edition.
  • Writes for website and produces online features.

Columnist and Reporter, Metro News London, March 2011 — present

  • Writes and researches a weekly arts and culture column.
  • Reports on local news in a daily newsroom environment.

Freelance ReporterThe Current – CBC Radio News, January 2012

  • Conducted interviews and gathered tape for lead segment on news and current affairs broadcast.
  • Conducted story research and used characters to create a scene.

Freelance Editorial Assistant, Al-Jazeera English, August 2011

  • Helped to produce television news segments for AJE’s Washington bureau.
  • Conducted and transcribed interviews, assisted in setting up shots and completed background research for shoots.

Teaching Assistant, The University of Western Ontario, May 2011 — August 2011

  • Edited student work for on-air radio broadcasts.
  • Assisted students with completing assignments, navigating media software and operating in a print, television and radio studio setting.
  • Graded reports and assignments.

Intern Reporter, The London Free Press, September 2010 — April 2011

  • Found and wrote local stories for the city desk.
  • Pitched stories to the city editor.

Intern Producer, The Current – CBC Radio News, January 2011

  • Pitched story ideas, prepared script, conducted pre-interviews and booked guests for the show.
  • Conducted research and compiled background on stories.
  • Captured sound in the field and edited using Dalet Plus audio editing system.

Producer, Rogers TV, October 2010 — January 2011

  • Hosted a weekly half-hour current affairs program London Under 30 focusing on youth in London, Ontario.
  • Researched and reported weekly segments for the program.
  • Filmed, edited and reported on issues affecting young people in London.

Reporter, Communications Western, October 2010 — December 2010

  • Researched and reported on campus news in a weekly podcast.
  • Edited and assembled the program for the web.
  • Wrote articles and profiles on University subject matter.

 Radio Host, CHRW 94.9, September 2009 — Aug. 2010

  • Hosted a weekly music program featuring Canadian artists and local events.
  • Researched and produced features on Canadian artists and musicians for live to air and pre-taped programs.
  • Conducted interviews with artists in studio.

Education

Master of Arts in Journalism, The University of Western Ontario, April 2011

  • Specialized in print and online journalism.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours, The University of Western Ontario, June 2010

  • Honours specialization in Media, Information and Technoculture with a minor in Political Science

Journalism Skills

  • Produces clean CP style copy.
  • Trained in story research and production.
  • Comfortable with editing audio, video and print.
  • Publishes and shoots photographs on DSLR camera.
  • Taken courses in research methods and online journalism.
  • Proficient with Adobe Audition, iNews, Avid Editing Suite, Dalet Plus audio editing and Photoshop CS4.
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