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ELIZABETH MCSHEFFREY

elizabethmcsheffrey.com Twitter: @emcsheff elizabeth.mcsheffrey@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GLOBAL NEWS
Digital Broadcast Journalist | Halifax, N.S. | Nov. 2018 — present

• Shoot, report and edit daily news and events for the 6 p.m. broadcast; repurpose content for use online
and in the morning show

• Lead news coverage of municipal and provincial affairs in Nova Scotia; pitch and follow up on original
investigative and human interest features

• Report live and file remotely as required on a variety of weekday, evening and weekend shifts; appear on
morning show and affiliate news and radio stations as required

• Represent Global News at public functions and community events; improve audience outreach through
use of social media and live-streaming.

• Finalist for RTDNA Eastern Region Award for Enterprising Reporting on groundbreaking Behind the
Fences investigative series on construction safety in Nova Scotia

JOURNALISTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS


Trainer, Indigenous Reporters Program | Grassy Narrows, Ont. | March 2018 — Nov. 2018

• Trained and mentored members of the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation in radio, print, television and
online reporting, with an emphasis on the value of human rights and Indigenous affairs coverage

• Facilitated pitches between trainees and mainstream media outlets, resulting in new networks, income and
a portfolio of published work for program participants

• Hosted workshops, technical training sessions and public forums that improved community media literacy
skills and civic engagement; operated an online press club to expand on new topics and skills

• Measured success and improvement through regular monitoring and evaluation activities, surveys and
monthly reports; shared program accomplishments through social media and blog posts

NATIONAL OBSERVER
National Reporter | Ottawa & Vancouver | June 2015 — March 2018

• Covered federal government news and current affairs through a variety of investigative, feature and
breaking news articles, videos and photos, both remotely and from Parliament Hill

• Broke major investigative stories with nation-wide impact; co-wrote the largest national investigative
journalism collaboration in Canada examining regulatory infractions within the oil and gas industry

• Built a network of sources in areas of expertise, repurposed wire copy for search engine optimization,
updated newsroom social media accounts, and expanded publication audience and reach

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• Co-finalist for Michener Award, CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, Canadian Hillman
Prize and Dan McArthur Award for Investigative Journalism; co-winner and silver medallist for two
Canadian Online Publishing Awards; and finalist for Canadian Association of Journalists online
investigative reporting award

• Acted as managing editor as required; managed and trained new interns on publication style and website
use; and wrote grant applications and fundraising letters as required

FREELANCE JOURNALIST
Nairobi, Kenya | Dec. 2014 — March 2015

• Provided live coverage of Al-Shebaab terrorist attacks for CBC’s The Current, BBC Ulster, CBS New
York, and as a regular stringer for CBC News Now, CTV Toronto and dpa International

• Wrote human interest and travel features for CBC Edmonton, The Globe and Mail, VICE News, Slate and
High Life magazine (nominated for an AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year award)

NATION MEDIA GROUP


Reporter | Aga Khan Foundation Canada Fellow | Nairobi, Kenya | Aug. 2014 — March 2015

• Filed human interest print, video and radio features for flagship publications of East Africa’s largest
media company, including The Daily Nation, The East African, Business Daily, NTV and NationFM

DAILY HERALD-TRIBUNE
Reporter | Grande Prairie, Alta. | Feb. 2013 — May 2014

• Covered city government, health, education and general assignment news, filing two to six stories per day
while working shifts up to 18 hours; updated news website and social media accounts
• media company, including The Daily Nation, The East African, Business Daily, NTV and NationFM

INDEPENDENT RADIO NETWORK


Media Development Intern | Freetown, Sierra Leone | June 2012 — Aug. 2012

• Worked with network managers to resolve technical, ethical and resource-related challenges for 25 radio
stations across the country; audited programming to improve content and technical quality

• Developed and launched network social media strategy, and trained local staff in its upkeep; designed
new network website to provide easier access to updates and information

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS


• Finalist | Eastern Region RTDNA Award for Enterprise Reporting (2020)
• Co-finalist | Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism (2018)
• Co-finalist | RTDNA Dan McArthur Award for Investigative Journalism (2018)
• Honourable Mention | Canadian Hillman Prize for Investigative Reporting (2018)
• Citation of Merit | Michener Award for Excellence in Canadian public service journalism (2017)
• Finalist | Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best Continuing Coverage (2017)
• Co-recipient | Canadian Online Publishing Awards for Best News Coverage (2016)
• Recipient | Clement Award for Media reporting on animal welfare issues (2015)
• Finalist | Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Online Investigative Reporting (2015)
• Finalist | AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year (2015)

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

• Trainer | Journalists for Human Rights’ Investigating Disinformation program (2020)


• Teacher | Halifax Libraries English Language Learning program (2019 — present)
• Keynote Speaker | Queen’s University Charity Gala on Business and Human Rights (2018)
• Member | Parliamentary Press Gallery & Canadian Association of Journalists (2016 — 2018)
• Panelist | 98.3 FM Roundhouse Radio’s Indie News Hour (2016)
• Member | Foreign Correspondent’s Association of East Africa (2015)
• Guest Lecturer | Moi University Writing for Mass Media Course (April 2015)
• Peer Mentor | Carleton University Journalism Society (2012)

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, FRENCH AND CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

• Social media, photography, audio & ENG video editing, Google Analytics, media relations, web writing
• Audacity, Adobe Audition, Edius, ENPS, Final Cut Pro, Avid iNews, Photoshop, Wordpress

EDUCATION

CARLETON UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Journalism | High Honours | 2008 — 2012

UNITED TESOL COLLEGE OF TEACHER TRAINING


Certification | Teaching English as a Second Language | 2010

References Available Upon Request

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