Experience

Social Media and Web Manager
Wheatland Roofing Inc.
September 2015 – Present

  • Create graphics and video content for Facebook page and website.
  • Write topical blog posts.
  • Generate sales leads via Facebook advertising.

 

Associate Editor, Web Editor
Navigator Student Press
September 2016 – Present

  • Assist managing editor in leading team of thirteen to create both print and online monthly magazine.
  • Compose feature stories and photo essays on a wide range of topics, including addiction, Canadian literature, and local tourism.
  • Upload online version of magazine using WordPress.
  • Troubleshoot web-related problems.

 

Managing Editor
Portal Magazine
September 2016 – April 2017

  • Manage team of fifteen to ensure production of nationally-distributed literary magazine runs efficiently.
  • Facilitate communication, mediate disagreements, and problem-solve.
  • Edit a wide range of writing types, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
  • Speak on behalf of Portal at public events and fundraisers.
  • Sell advertising space to local businesses.

 

Research Grant Writer
Autism BC
June 2016 – February 2017

 

Research Admin Assistant
Island Crisis Care Society
May 2017 – August 2017

    • Create new website for established nonprofit.
    • Review, edit and create web and social media content.
    • Manage Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing Major, Journalism Minor
Vancouver Island University
4.1 GPA

(Graduate in April 2019)

 

Awards and Scholarships

  • Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction
  • Pat Bevan Poetry Scholarship
  • Kevin Roberts Poetry Award
  • VIU Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • VIU Dean’s Honour List (each year of attendance)
  • Blodwyn Memorial Prize in poetry
  • BC Arts Council Scholarship

 

Click here to view writing portfolio.

Want to chat? Email spenserasmith@gmail.com.