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Robin Grant
143 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto, ON ·C: (867) 444-8392
E: robin.grant35@gmail.com
Twitter: @robingrantfotos ·Instagram: @robingrantphotos

REPORTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Reporter and photographer with a strong business background, including experience with 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, science and technology. As well as social and environmental issues such as human trafficking, indigenous affairs in Canada, the fentanyl crisis, effects of climate change and international affairs.

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NORTHERN NEWS SERVICES – Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Yellowknifer Photographer and reporter (May 2016 – Sept. 2017)

  • Photographed people in Yellowknife as they related to news in sports, arts, entertainment, environment, business and indigenous affairs. Portrait, spot news and event photography.

NWT CREATIVE COLLECTIVE – Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Event photographer 
(Jan. – Sept. 2017)

  • Photographed the NGO’s monthly social events.

THE CANADIAN BUSINESS JOURNAL – Mississauga, Ont.
Profile Writer 
(June to Oct. 2013 – Sept. 2015 to May 2015)

  • Wrote 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
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
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.

THE CHARLATAN – Ottawa, Ont.
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, Ont.                                                     
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 
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
Advanced entry in the Loyalist College Photojournalism program, current
PhotoNOLA workshop with VII Photo photographer/writer Ashley Gilbertson, 2017
Master of Arts in Journalism, Carleton University, 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Carleton University, 2008

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