Resume

Jennifer Wilson
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Communicator. Social media enthusiast. Relapsed journalist. Freelance writer and editor with a passion for new media.

Education

2003-2007
University of King’s College
Combined first class honours in journalism and political science.

Experience

Febuary 2016 – present
Twitter Canada, Toronto, Ont.

Deputy Lead, Curation.

June 2014- January 2016
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ont.

Senior Editor, Social Media.

Responsible for publishing, news gathering, training and governance across social media platforms. Lead the strategy and team responsible for all publishing and engagement from official Toronto Star accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, G+, Tumblr, Instagram and Snapchat.

March 2013 to June 2014
Rogers Communications, Toronto, Ont. 

Manager of social media properties. Editor, writer, strategist, content calendar manager and organizer: I’m essentially the air traffic controller for proactive messaging across social media platforms for the Rogers, Fido and Chatr brands in both English and French. I edit and blog (for our three corporate blogs), tweet, pin, post and more.

Sept. 2008 to March 2013
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ont.

Technology and gaming editor, living and entertainment departments. Responsible for consumer technology and video games coverage, as well as some urban life, arts and life editing and web and print production. Also responsible for weekend curation of thestar.com.

Team editor, living and entertainment departments. With a focus on online story telling, responsible for keeping sites up to date, editing and assigning the latest news and helping to plan and execute projects such at TIFF coverage.

Editor of Toronto.com, responsible for editing, commissioning and packaging articles and photos, updating the site, generating special sections and coordinating with departments and home page staff for content and placement on the Star‘s homepage.

Editor of Yourhome.ca, responsible for commissioning, writing, copy editing and packaging editorial, blogging, maintaining a Twitter presence and requesting, overseeing and QA-ing changes to the site.

Web editor for thestar.com, maintaining lineups, editing reporter and wire copy, running live blogs, creating online multimedia packages, and working on a variety of projects including features, breaking news and Olympics and election coverage.

2010
Emond Montgomery Publications
Contributing author to new media journalism textbook The New Journalist, writing a chapter on interviewing skills in the digital age. Credited as Jennifer Wilson-Speedy.

2008- present
Freelance writer, copy editor and researcher. Weekly column on home decor television appears Saturdays in the Toronto Star’s New in Homes section for two years, as well as contributions to special sections.

June 2008- August 29, 2008
Toronto Star, Toronto, Ont.

Summer copy-editor for thestar.com, responsible for editing wire copy and stories from Star reporters for the web. Also responsible for creating Olympic athlete profiles and photos.

June 2007-June 2008
CBCNews.ca, Toronto, Ont.

Casual researcher and writer, writing stories on the regional, national, world, consumer life, technology and science, and health websites as well as in depth features, moderating comments on the Your Voice page and writing headlines for the Newsworld crawl. Also worked on the Ontario Votes website and the Toronto multiculturalism project.

Training

Fall 2013
Completed Google Analytics Academy Digital Analytics Fundamentals course covering basic website tracking analytics, data and campaigns.

October 2009
One day CampVJ workshop, hosted by the Toronto Star, covering the basics of writing and reporting online, as well as use of social networks for professional purposes.

May 2007
Photoshop workshop hosted by CBC.ca, covering the basics of choosing and editing photos for online use.

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