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© 2019 by Nicole Di Donato. 

Video journalist working with CTV News Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie. Pitch, research and develop original stories. Write, shoot, voice and edit video for the noon, 5, 6 and 11:30 p.m. newscasts. Develop and maintain contacts in the community. Utilize brand new Atlas software and operate ENG equipment.

Attended story meetings and pitched hard news and feature stories that are relevant to people in Saskatchewan. Set up and conducted interviews. Wrote scripts in iNews and edited video using Velocity for the noon, 5, 6 and 11:30 p.m. newscasts. Reported on video and web stories on a daily basis. 

Communicated with reporters, created and maintained weekly schedules, assigned stories and made sure reporters met deadlines. In charge of scripting, host selection and filming of the daily morning update. Reported, filmed and edited video stories. Anchored weekly newscast and hosted specialty segments like weather and trending. 

Pitched campus and local news stories at weekly team meetings. Provided editorial and technical feedback for written and video stories. Edited and posted multimedia stories on the RUtv News website using WordPress. Communicated and collaborated with co-editor. 

Corresponded with labels and artists from across Canada. Put together CJRU's weekly top 30 chart. Reviewed and added new local and international music to the station's music library. Digitized CDs and set up interviews with Canadian artists and bands. Edited and posted album and concert reviews on the CJRU website.

Reported and pitched stories that were relevant to the Ryerson and downtown community. Found interview subjects and came up with questions. Did in-depth research about story topics and gathered key facts. Wrote scripts and recorded voice overs. Edited video using Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Created and hosted an hour-long radio show called "Arts & Culture on the Morning Mixtape." Wrote scripts and conducted live interviews in the studio with Canadian artists and bands. Began each show with a 10-minute news update featuring weather, sports and local news highlights. Edited audio using Audacity and Adobe Audition. 

Maintained order on the floor and gave cues to the hosts while they were on the air. Put lavalier microphones on the hosts and guests as well as set up the studio prior to the show. Announced contest winners live on the air at the end of each show and had the opportunity to host one of the segments. 

EXPERIENCE

 

APRIL 2019 - PRESENT

Video Journalist 

CTV News Northern Ontario

MARCH 2019 - APRIL 2019

Reporter and News Intern

CTV News Saskatoon

JANUARY 2019 - MARCH 2019

Video Producer and Reporter 

The Ryersonian 

SEPTEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019

Co-Campus and News Editor 

RUtv News 

SEPTEMBER 2016 - MARCH 2019

Music Director

CJRU 1280AM

MARCH 2016 - MARCH 2019

On-Camera Reporter

RUtv News 

MARCH 2016 - MARCH 2019

Radio Host and Producer

CJRU 1280AM
 

SEPTEMBER 2015 - APRIL 2019

Floor Director

CHIN Radio and Television 

 

 

Video

 

APPLICATIONS

Adobe Premiere Pro

Avid Media Composer

Velocity

LumaFusion

iNews

EQUIPMENT

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon T5i 

Canon XF205 HD

Panasonic AC90

ARRI Lighting Kits

Dejero

Audio

 

APPLICATIONS

Adobe Audition

Audacity 

iNews

EQUIPMENT

Marantz PMD661

Zoom Recorder

Sennheiser Microphones

(shotgun, lavalier mics, handheld)

SKILLS

 

Photography

 

APPLICATIONS

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Pixlr

EQUIPMENT

iPhone 

DSLR Cameras

Multimedia

 

Infographics

Timelines

Interactive Google Maps

StoryMaps

360 Images

Social Media Videos