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MICHELLE ZILIO

michelle_zilio@hotmail.com ~ michellezilio.wordpress.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE iPOLITICS Staff reporter September 2012 to Present

Federal politics reporter covering foreign affairs, defence, immigration and the Arctic. File briefs, stories, analysis reports and blogs on a variety of deadlines. Coordinate photo, video and graphics to accompany reports. Represent iPolitics on social media and CTV News Channel panels. Member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. OTTAWA CITIZEN Intern May to September 2012

Report from the city desk and provide support to other sections of the newsroom as needed. Cover breaking news, live tweet, write features and work a variety of newsroom shifts as well as overtime. Intern February 2012

Report from the city desk and other sections of the newspaper for a three-week placement coordinated by Carleton University. UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA Rapporteur June to July 2012

Attend and write a 4,000-word report for the Youth, Peacebuilding, Governance and the Role of Social Media Conference at the University of Victorias Centre for Global Studies. Write report from Ottawa. Rapporteur November to December 2011

Cover and write a 4,000-word report for the Networks, Social Media and Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa conference at the Centre for Global Studies. Write report from Ottawa. FARM RADIO INTERNATIONAL Intern

Intern with Farm Radio International in Somanya, Ghana, with funding from the Centre for Media and Transitional Societies at Carleton University. Posted to work as a radio journalist at Rite FM, an agricultural and social development radio station in Somanya. MIDWEEK Reporter, Editor, Host January to May 2012

Take part in all aspects of Midweek, a current affairs radio show on CKCU FM in Ottawa. CARLETON UNIVERSITY Freelancer Writer September 2011 to Present

Write stories for Carleton Universitys monthly online magazine, Carleton Now. Blogger - New Hampshire primary election January 2012

Follow the New Hampshire primary and blog about the experience for Carleton University. Appeared on CBCs Ottawa Morning to discuss the primaries. Blog can be found at jschoolersinnh.wordpress.com. Media Relations Intern May to September 2011

Write stories for Carleton Now and assign photographers to assignments. Write media advisories and new releases for Carletons online newsroom and pitch to newspapers. Produce a daily e-newsletter for faculty and staff. SNAP CAMBRIDGE Junior Editor and Reporter

May to September 2010

Write stories and all captioning for SNAP Cambridge, a local events newspaper in Cambridge, Ont. EDUCATION CARLETON UNIVERSITY Graduated - May 2012

School of Journalism and Communication (Journalism) and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Rights) (double major) Highest Honours

SKILLS Able to file accurate and interesting copy on tight deadlines Proficient in social media, including Facebook and Twitter Fluent in WordPress Experience coordinating graphics, video and photos to accompany reports Experience with multimedia programs including Adobe Audition, Audacity, Avid NewsCutter, Avid iNews, Soundslides, Adobe InDesign and Adobe PhotoShop Proficient in Mac and Windows operating systems Experience producing and editing photos, video and audio Intermediate-level French

AWARDS Carleton University Yearly Scholarship (2008, 2009, 2011) Canadian Federation of University Womens Scholarship (Cambridge division) (2009) Kinsmen/Kinette Scholarship (Cambridge and North Dumfries division) (2008) Frank Ferguson English Award at Galt Collegiate Institute (2008) YMCA Peace Medallion (2008) Ontario Principals Council Leadership Award (2004, 2008) Grade 8 Conservatory Piano COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, OTHER EXPERIENCE Mentor, Carleton University Journalism Societys Mentorship Program (2010-11, 2011-12) Captain and Most Valuable Player, Carleton University Ravens Cheerleading Team (2010-11) Volunteer, The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War digitization (2010)
REFERENCES Available upon request.