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Robin Grant
1041 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON ·C: (647) 447-527
E: robingrantbusinessjournalist@gmail.com
Twitter: @bizwritingrobin ·Instagram: @robingrantimages

REPORTER AND EDITOR
Journalism & Business Communications

Reporter and editor with a strong business background, as well as online publishing and digital media. Possess excellent oral and written communications skills, and ability to handle multiple changing deadlines simultaneously. Operate with a strong sense of urgency and thrive in deadline driven environments. Fascinated by innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, taxation, manufacturing, the renewable energy sector, leadership and science and technology.

 CORE COMPETENCIES
Reporting & Editing · Business Profile Writing · Feature Writing
Hard News Writing · Research & Pitching Skills · Social Media
HTML & CSS · Copy Editing · Canadian Press Style

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

THE CANADIAN BUSINESS JOURNAL – Mississauga, ON
In-depth monthly profiles of successful enterprises, business news, and features for business executives.
Freelance Profile Writer
(June to Oct. 2013 – Oct. 2015 to Current)

  • Writes five 1,200 word profiles a month about successful Canadian businesses, municipalities and associations.
  • Interviews leading professionals, including CEOs, vice presidents, and mayors.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, education, economics, finance, healthcare, retail, sports and recreation, energy and resources, and associations.

 KPMG CANADA – Toronto, ON
Leading international tax, audit, and legal firm.
Writer and Editor
(Feb. 2014 – July 2015)

  • Produced a variety of tax news articles and digital communication material aimed at KPMG tax professionals, and corporate and personal tax clients.
  • Worked closely with senior managers, the manager of National Tax Publications, partners and other tax professionals.
  • Wrote and edited the weekly 15-20 page newsletter and coordinated its digital production and distribution.

THE NATIONAL POST, GUELPH MERCURY, WINDSOR STAR, VANCOUVER OBSERVER
Award-winning daily Canadian newspapers.
News Writing Intern
(2011 – 2013)      

  • Wrote news articles under tight daily deadlines, often for the web.
  • Successfully researched and pitched daily news articles.
  • Developed online news writing, headline writing and interviewing skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Canadian Press style.

CHARLATAN – Ottawa, ON
Independent weekly student newspaper at Carleton University.
News reporter
(2011 – 2012)

  • Reported on student issues, including tuition hikes, government funding, enrolment, the post-secondary education system, university building construction and politics.

CARLETON UNIVERSITY – Ottawa, ON                                                     Canada’s leading and oldest journalism school.
Teaching Assistant, Office Administrator, Videographer
(2011 – 2013)

  • Taught journalism and essay writing skills to undergraduate students.
  • Managed administrative duties at the Carleton School of Journalism Resource Centre.
  • Produced video footage for a yearly speakers’ series at the Carleton School of Public Policy and Administration.

HURRIYET DAILY NEWS – Istanbul, Turkey
Turkish English-language newspaper covering domestic, regional and international news.
Copyeditor
(Sept. 2009 – Feb. 2010)      

  • Edited news articles under tight daily deadlines.
  • Developed excellent copyediting skills.
  • Worked extensively with a content management system.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Certificate in Digital Photography, George Brown College, 2016
Master of Arts in Journalism, Carleton University, 2013
Ladies Learning Code, HTML, CSS, Java Script, WordPress, Drupal
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Carleton University, 2008

 

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