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JANE A.

GERSTER
jane.gerster@gmail.com janegerster.com

EDUCATION & AWARDS

Carleton University, 2009 Candidate for Bachelor of Journalism with minor in Spanish, 2013. Awarded a $10,000 entrance scholarship. Jarvis Collegiate Institute, 2005 2009. Ontario Secondary School Diploma. First place Sports Writing, Feature category in the Toronto Star High School Newspaper Awards, 2008.

EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER WORK

Charlatan Publications News editor, January 2011 May 2012. Manage volunteer staff of roughly 100 by guiding news coverage, generating story ideas, assigning reporters and photo requests, editing consistent with CP style and page layout with Adobe InDesign CS4. Been responsible for breaking nation-wide news multiple times. Coverage of student elections drove record traffic to the papers website. The National Post Toronto news intern, December 2011. Live-tweeted during the public deputations for the 2012 city budget, monitored twitter, Toronto Police feed and other news organizations for breaking stories. Also responsible for pitching stories, features, and writing quick web hits. Logged over 25 bylines in just under three weeks. The United Nations Student Journalism Program Reporter, September 2011. Provided coverage for the 64th annual UN DPI/NGO Conference on sustainability in Germany as the only Canadian in a 15-member global contingent of student journalists, blogging to the conference website and pitching stories related to sustainability. The Kelowna Daily Courier Intern, May - June 2011. Responsible for providing a variety of coverage including community town halls on the H.S.T., missing atheist bus ads and the 2011 mail strike, wrote briefs and news stories for print and web. Pitched a feature story about the closure of three womens centres, which was republished on the Canadian Press wire. Global National Intern at the Toronto Bureau, June & December 2010 Intern at the Ottawa Bureau, January 2011- March 2011. Shot listed tapes, budget runner during the 2011 federal budget lock-up, conducted interviews about security during the 2010 G8/G20, the 2010 FIFA world cup and secured the first public copy of the diagrams of the diagrams outlining Prime Minister Stephen Harpers fake lake during the G8/G20 summits, wrote script and picked clips for story on G20 security measures.

OTHER SKILLS & INTERESTS

Proficient in French and Spanish. Published photos in the Charlatan, Macleans OnCampus, CanCulture Online Magazine, Bonner Umweltzeitung. Can edit with Avid Newscutter and iNews.

April 2012