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Stephanie Gordon
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Collaborative, critical, and compassionate high-achiever who enjoys writing and learning.

EDUCATION
Western University | London, Ontario
Masters of Media in Journalism and Communication
Relevant courses: Media Law, Audio and Visual Storytelling, Feature Writing, Integrated Journalism

Western University | London, Ontario
Media, Information, and Technoculture (MIT), Honors Specialization
Relevant courses: Alternative Media, Business Administration, Screen Writing, Humour Writing

COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE
Editor-in-Chief | OPENWIDE – FIMS’ Alternative Student Publication

  • Led a 14 person team to produce a bi-monthly 28-page publication dealing with entertainment, world issues, student advocacy, local community and satire
    • Produced 5 issues, each 600 copies, consistently and on deadline
  • Upgraded annual funding model by securing 3-year long term funding worth $17,000 from the Undergraduate Student Fund
  • Improved awareness and reputation of OPENWIDE
    • Doubled the amount of contributors on mailing list
    • 100+ attendees to Launch Party
    • Facilitated online transition of past content onto WordPress blog and Issuu

Communications Assistant | Student Experience, Western University, London

  • Researched, created and edited various communication materials such as Western’s first Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide
  • Promoted to organize and delegate tasks among other team members and facilitate training opportunities
  • Designed and maintained elements for the new website by navigating a content management system

Communications Intern | Pillar Non-profit Network, London, Ontario

  • Researched, wrote and edited various external and internal communications for Pillar’s Community Innovation Awards, such as Request for Proposals (RFPs) and news articles
  • Collaborated on creating engaging marketing communication for the Innovation Works shared space
  • Partnered with Social Finance director to develop metrics for an impact investment loan application

Public Relations Manager | CAISA Fashion Show

  • Created, organized and executed promotional content across social platforms for the largest student-run charity fashion show in Canada
    • Worked with sponsors such as Lexus London, Target, American Apparel, CHIL Frozen Yogurt to create sponsored content
  • Succeeded in bringing CTV News, The Gazette, Snap’d London, and various independent photographers and bloggers to cover the event
    • Raised $30,000 for Children’s Health Foundation, contributing to a total of $230,000 raised for the foundation over the years                                          

SKILLS

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • WordPress, HTML, CSS
  • Avid Video Editing
  • Microsoft Office
  • iNews Script Writing
  • Adobe Audition
  • InDesign

 

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