Resumé

Jocelyn Aspa

Contact Information

Education

  • Diploma Program Journalism (September 2014 – April 2016)
    Langara College, Vancouver, BC
  • Diploma, Legal Administrative Assistant (October 2006- September 2007)
    Sprott Shaw Community College, Kamloops, BC
  • General Studies (2003-2005)
    UCC/TRU, Kamloops, BC

Experience

  • Student/Reporter/Editor, Langara College, The Voice college paper
    Vancouver, BC September 2014-April 2016

    Duties

    • Pitching news stories
    • Conducting interviews over the phone and in person
    • Writing news stories for the weekly paper and meeting deadlines
    • Taking photos and videos for articles
    • Attending court and a press conference
    • Assigning news stories to reporters
    • Copy-editing
    • Editing photos and video
    • Laying out pages for The Voice, writing headlines, decks and photo cutlines
    • Managing editor duties — running editorial board meeting, following up with editors on progress of stories, managing the flow of newspaper production day, settling issues between reporters/editors, assisting editors with pages, additional copy-editing, gathering pages to a PDF document and meeting deadline for print
    • Web editor duties – creating stories in WordPress, writing headlines, sub-headlines, inserting links into online stories, tweeting links to stories, managing @LangaraVoice twitter account, scheduling stories to be published
    • Beat reporting on East Vancouver
    • Attending open houses and city councillor meetings
    • Managing a twitter account for my beat report and live-tweeting events

Other Writing Experience

  • Writer, Canucks Hockey Blog (October 2013 – present)
    Writing ‘Performance of the Week’ once a week, and alternating with ‘The Game According to Twitter’,  copy-editing
  • Blogging,  jocelynaspa.com (August 2013 – present)
    Personal blog writing

 

 

 

 

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