Employment History

Freelance Journalist. October 2015 - present
Writing feature stories for a range of publications including Al Jazeera, Vice, The Japan Times and Nature Research, often providing photos to accompany the text.

NHK World, News Script and Online Editor. June 2015 - March 2017
Edited English news and feature stories for TV and online, and helped manage social media accounts at Japan's public broadcaster in Tokyo.

The Japan Times, News Desk Editor (contract). April 2014 - September 2015
Edited and fact-checked news and feature stories for the domestic, world and business pages, often under intense time pressure. Wrote headlines, updated the newspaper's website and helped maintain its social media accounts.

CBC News, Senior Writer and Producer. November 2011 - February 2014
Filed news and feature stories for the division's digital media arm. Assigned writers, edited copy, managed story lineups and helped coordinate domestic and foreign coverage in a multi-platform, real-time news environment.

CTV News, Web Journalist. July 2009 - November 2011
Filed breaking news and feature stories, edited copy, wrote headlines and managed story lineups for the broadcaster's national news website.

Trends Magazine, Sub-Editor (contract). February 2008 - June 2009
Copy edited and proofed freelance submissions, and wrote news analysis and feature stories for a Dubai-based current affairs magazine that covers the Middle East and North Africa.

Freelance Writer. November 2007 - February 2008
Wrote profile stories, business and arts features for Canadian trade and consumer magazines.

Rogers Media, Staff Writer (contract). April - August 2007
Filed business news and feature stories, and edited and proofed copy for three trade magazines devoted to Canada's manufacturing industry.

The National Post, Reporter (internship). March - April 2007
Filed daily news and feature stories for the newspaper's national and Toronto desks.

Canadian Forces, Media Program Reporter (casual). May - June 2006
Embedded with reservists during military exercises to provide media-relations training.


Education

Bachelor of Journalism, Ryerson University, 2007. Toronto, Canada

Foreign Correspondent Training Course, TOL Magazine, 2006. Prague, Czech Republic

Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004. Toronto, Canada

Arab-Israeli Conflict Management Course, Hebrew University, 2003. Jerusalem, Israel

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2001. Waterloo, Canada