Freelance — CFL Reporter & Digital Host
April 2023 - present
Creating weekly social media videos (writing the scripts, recording, and editing) about the 2023 CFL season for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' digital platforms.
Interviewing a range of athletes for companies, including Canadian Superbike racers.
Writing articles and player profiles for CFL news site, 3DownNation.
Hosting events and creating video content as needed, such as interviewing fans at concerts at Budweiser Stage for Bet99.
Homestand Sports (formerly The Parleh) & CFL with Sarah — Host & Associate Producer
April 2022 - April 2023
Hosted & produced CFL with Sarah, an online show which covered the Canadian Football League (including relevant news, reporting on games, and fun storylines, etc).
Wrote scripts, sourced images and videos, clipped content for social media, and worked alongside editors to produce all CFL with Sarah content.
Hosted & published daily sports betting videos on multiple platforms.
Promoted all CFL with Sarah content on company and personal's digital platforms, all while steadily growing an audience.
Interviewed CFL players and fans (including streeters) from across the country.
Conducted primary research on the CFL, attended games as media during the season, and attended the 2023 CFL Combine in Edmonton.
Hosted multiple weekly podcasts, including Trips Formation (focused on NFL & CFL) and Rated G (a women's show about sports and pop culture).
Worked with sportsbooks, such as Bet99 and FanDuel Canada (hosted videos, hosted events including both a Grey Cup and Super Bowl Watch Party, interviewed fans, posted on their social media platforms).
Wrote a portion of the weekly 4% Rising newsletter based around women's sports (in collaboration with CBC Sports).
Kayla Grey Media, Inc. - Executive Assistant
July 2022 - March 2023
Worked as a personal assistant to Kayla Grey, the sideline Toronto Raptors reporter for TSN.
Organized Kayla Grey's daily schedule, coordinated meetings, and helped with daily tasks both remotely and in person.
Assisted Kayla Grey on-site at events, such as TIFF, award shows, speaking engagements, community outreach, and other sporting and social occasions.
Kenilworth Media, Inc. — Project Coordinator and Editor
February 2019 - January 2021
Worked as editor and art director of VPNextGen (vpnextgen.com), a website for emerging veterinary students and professionals.
Responsible for all aspects of VPNextGen, including the concept, design, branding, social media, and content (seeking contributors).
Used Wordpress and SEO.
Hosted the monthly podcast, NextPod. Found monthly guests to interview, came up with topics/questions, hosted, and edited.
Worked on marketing and sales promotional content (print and digital) for a range of B2B publications at Kenilworth Media, Inc. Also, implemented social media campaigns and worked with several departments to conceive, plan, and execute a variety of projects.
The Next Trend Designs Inc. — Office Administrator
September 2020 - January 2021
Working as an assistant to a range of departments, including accounting, digital/social media marketing, and the warehouse.
Kenilworth Media, Inc. — Assistant Editor
August 2018 - February 2019
Worked as an assistant editor for two magazines, Veterinary Practice News and Veterinary Practice News Canada.
Wrote and edited news daily for print and online.
Kept up with breaking news within the field and interviewed industry professionals for monthly profiles, all while adhering to tight deadlines.
Managed social media content and contributed to weekly newsletters.
Worked in Chicago and Canadian Press style.
Freelance Fashion/Editorial Assistant — Carly Ostroff and Truc Nguyen
December 2016 - January 2019
Worked as an assistant to two freelance editors (separately) after completing internships at Flare Magazine (Truc Nguyen) and The Kit (Carly Ostroff).
Conducted research for articles and created galleries (using Photoshop and Wordpress), as well as social media plans for various brands and publications, such as Rowenta and Flare Magazine.
Helped prepare for TV segments/commercials/photoshoots.
Worked on set as a stylist’s assistant (on campaigns for fashion magazines and corporate companies), such as Food Basics, Uniqlo, The Shopping Channel, Breakfast Television, Hayu, Nuvo Magazine, and S/Magazine.
Providr, Inc. — Staff Writer
May 2018 - July 2018
Worked as a digital writer, focusing on news, pop culture, and upbeat stories. Used Wordpress and SEO and sourced images for all posts.
TAPIF — English Teaching Assistant in France
October 2017 - April 2018
Created inspiring lesson plans, activities, and projects to teach English to primary and middle school students in Northern France.
Seneca College — Journalism Program (with honours)
January 2021 - April 2022
Completed the two-year journalism program (fast-tracked), which includes courses on multi-platform reporting, content producing, documenting, specialized writing, pitching, editing, investigating, and on-air performance.
School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto — Digital Marketing Management Certificate
May 2019 - August 2019
Completed three courses: Foundations of Digital Strategy and Marketing Management, Search Engine Marketing, and Social Media Strategy.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University — News Studies Course and Documentary Course
Completed two courses relating to the modern news landscape that touched on ethics, gathering and presenting information, best practice in print and broadcast, and different styles of documentary.
The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Toronto Metropolitan University — Creative Writing CE Course
April 2018 - July 2018
Worked on developing creative writing skills specifically focused on literary non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.
Toronto Metropolitan University — Bachelor of Design, Fashion Communications Program
Studied various sides of the fashion industry, including graphic design, styling, event planning, art history, art direction, photography/videography, social media, and journalism.
English, French, Arabic
CBC News — Toronto Local News Assignment Desk Intern
February 2022 – April 2022
Worked as member of the editorial team, learning first-hand how to pitch, gather, chase, and conduct an interviews for web, radio, and television. Had the opportunity to chase, interview, and write my own web stories.
YourTV Milton/Halton Hills — Volunteer
November 2019 – December 2019
Helping the producer behind the scenes with live segments for local channel.
Women in Leadership Foundation — Social Media Manager
April 2019 – December 2019
Working with the foundation’s Social Media and Marketing Chair to create and promote content (including interviewing speakers), grow the audience, and increase event ticket sales.
The Kit — Digital Editorial Intern
April 2016 - August 2016
Worked with the digital editor, Carly Ostroff, on writing and developing online fashion/culture stories and galleries. Sourced and resized all images, used Wordpress and SEO, and wrote/scheduled social media posts.
Style Nine to Five — Contributing Features Writer
February 2016 - May 2016
Pitched and wrote up to four articles monthly for the website about the fashion industry and conducted interviews with industry professionals.
Flare Magazine — Senior Style and Market Editor’s Intern
June 2015 - December 2015
Worked as the personal intern to the Senior Style and Market Editor and was responsible for all image requests and fact checks for print market pages in Flare Magazine. Assisted on set with samples and was responsible for sending and receiving packages. Worked on organizing fashion week schedule and pitching/creating digital shopping stories for the website on Wordpress.
ELLE Canada and Glow Magazine Stylist — Fashion Intern
October 2014 - December 2014
Assisted on set and was responsible for sending and receiving packages as well as organizing samples.
Graphic Designer, Nicole Dagenais — Design Intern
May 2014 - September 2014
Worked personally with a freelance graphic designer and primarily did creative research and edited photos in Photoshop and Illustrator.