MATADOR U

Online 2014 - present
Travel Journalism
Sara Taguia
JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
METRO NEWS INTERNATIONAL
EDUCATION AND AWARDS
1021-15 Mildand Ave.
Scarborough, ON, Canada
+1 416 788 6989
sctaguiam@gmail.com
sarahtee.com
Digital Reporter and Photographer, Regina, Canada Nov. 2013 - Jul. 2014
Pitch and write Saskatchewan stories not covered by other
media. Shoot photos and videos and create interactive digital
components to accompany stories. Promote stories through
social media and monitor online channels for new stories.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Toronto, Canada 2009 - 2013
Honours B.A. Specialist in Journalism and Minor in English Literature
CENTENNIAL COLLEGE
Toronto, Canada 2011 - 2012
Advanced Diploma in Journalism
THE PROVINCE
General Assignment Reporter, Vancouver, Canada Jun. 2013 - Oct. 2013
Write hard news articles and features on topics involving crime,
human-interest and social justice issues in Vancouver. Quickly
file daily breaking news stories for the web, shoot and edit video
stories, and pitch new story angles.
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Staff Reporter, Manila, Philippines Apr. 2013 - Jun. 2013
Write Philippine-based stories that appeal internationally and
have articles appear in Asia's most read English dailies. Contri-
bute copy to long investigations, file feature stories on unexplo-
red topics and write accurate breaking news updates.
Intrepid multimedia and digital journalist
with an eye for news and six years of
reporting experience in Asia and Canada
FREELANCE
Canada and Asia Jun. 2012 - present
Write print and online hard news and feature articles for news
organizations such as Canadian Immigrant, Philippine Reporter
and Philippine Canadian Inquirer among others. Shoot photos,
videos and create online components to accompany articles.
SKILLS
News writing
Story mining
Photography
Online reporting
Social media/SEO
Video production
Audio production
Mobile reporting
Multimedia editing
Online marketing
Layout design
Copyediting
Blogging
Broadcast
HTML/CSS
English
Tagalog
French
TORONTO STAR
Staff Reporter, Toronto, Canada Sept. 2012 - Apr. 2013
Write about hyperlocal and national issues with a focus on
breaking news and crime for Canada’s most read daily newspa-
per and website. Monitor police scanners, social media and
update website’s blog for news updates.
ONSET MAGAZINE
Founder, Writer and Designer, Toronto, Canada Sept. 2012 - Apr. 2013
Write features for a digital magazine and website about
Canadian technology and startups. Design the magazine layout
and set up the website’s CMS and SEO. Produce video and audio
stories, and create interactive online visuals.
TORONTO AND SCARBOROUGH OBSERVER
Managaing Editor and Reporter, Toronto, Canada Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2012
Manage 35-person editorial team, plan story schedule and edit
all stories. Design newspaper pages, take photos and write
stories centered on beats like education, politics and human
rights issues for GTA neighbourhoods and the downtown core.
Graduated as magna cum laude and part of dean’s honour list
Four-year award recepient of Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the
Top scholarship and various in-course scholarships
MULTICOM MEDIA
Staff Reporter and Photographer, Toronto, Canada May 2012 - Jun. 2012
Photograph and write news features for the Town Crier’s websi-
te, eight neighbourhood newspapers and two magazines.
THE VARSITY
News and Online Editor, Toronto, Canada Oct. 2011 - May 2012
Edit and assign stories for Canada’s largest student paper.
Improve news site’s traffic by increasing web updates, social
media presence, multimedia storytelling and investigations.
DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À TROIS-RIVIÈRES
Trois-Rivières, Canada 2010
French as a Second Language
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Journalists for Human Rights, Canadian Association of Journali-
sts, Canadian Ethnic Media Association, Canadian University
Press, Free the Children, Empowered Student Partnership
against bullying and Focus on Youth for at-risk youth
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Communications Coordinator, Toronto, Canada Sept. 2010 - Nov. 2011.
Design the department’s online communications strategy by
introducing social media and creating a collective student blog.
Spearhead the creation of an alumni website and research
similar projects to determine appropriate website content.
ADVANTIS COMMUNICATIONS
Public Relations Intern, Toronto, Canada May 2011 - Jun. 2011
Improve website traffic and Google ranking through SEO and
using tools like Google Analytics and Spydermate. Help create
online video content, monitor social media for industry trends,
live tweet events and facilitate webinars.
ETHICS MEDIA
Social Media Associate, Toronto, Canada Nov. 2009 - Mar. 2012
Develop a digital strategy to increase traffic for two start-up
websites from zero to several thousand monthly page views
through social media marketing, Search Engine Optimization,
building relationships with tech blogs and interaction in forums.

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