CHRIS IORFIDA

MEDIA EXPERIENCE
CBC.CA (09/03 –11/04, 10/05 – present)
CBC.ca/news (05/06-10/06, 07/14 – present)

  • Research, edit, produce copy and graphics to varying deadlines
  • Act as lineup editor, determining site placement and priority
  • Critically edit national features and regional news stories
  • Follow breaking news protocol (e.g.’s: Charleston shooting, Nepal earthquake)
  • Provide compelling, varied content to live blogs (e.g.’s: Greece crisis, U.K. election, Hebdo massacre)
  • Work independently for long periods of time on a daily basis

CBC.ca/sports: (09/03-11/04, 10/05-05/06, 10/06-07/14)

  • Researched, edited, produced copy and graphics to varying deadlines
  • Acted as lineup editor, determining site placement and priority
  • Critically edited with feedback, and promoted, material written by others
  • Moderator of live blogs on both ScribbleLive and Cover It Live
  • Created site promos, activated live video streams
  • Plan, communicate and monitor social media messaging
  • Co-hosted weekly sports podcast available on iTunes & Stitcher
  • Feature writer for long-term Sochi Olympics team (08/13 – 02/14)

Also: Freelance shifts on Copy Desk, Arts, Health beats (2006-2015)

Global News, Toronto – News Writer (02/05 – 10/05)

  • Wrote tight copy from wire, video sources, interviews, reporter notes
  • Wrote voice-overs, scripts, inserts, on-air reads
  • Control room producer and writer of afternoon news updates
  • Utilized updates to promote news brand and news team
  • Worked with editors to ensure optimal clip selection

CBC TV Network Sports, Toronto – Program Assistant (4/02 – 07/03)

  • Wrote opening and host inserts, Hockey Night in Canada promos
  • Production assistant/font coordinator in studio for HNIC & World Cup coverage
  • Production assistant (on-site) for live sporting events

The Team 1050, CHUM Radio Group, Toronto – Producer (09/01 – 08/02)

  • Determined show content, running order for national sports talk radio show
  • Booked athletes and sports journalists for on-air appearances
  • Edited sound clips from interviews and sporting events for program use
  • Answered and pre-screened callers for participation in show

The Niagara Falls Review – Staff Writer (4/01 – 09/01)

  • Researched, wrote, edited over 80 published stories on wide range of topics
  • Covered planned and breaking events
  • Interviewed sources in person and by telephone, developed stories from leads

OTHER MEDIA EXPERIENCE

  • Contributor, Chart Magazine, 2002-2007
  • Contributor, Strategy,  Exclaim!, Fitdv.com, Book Television 1998-2002

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BBDO Canada Inc./Phoenix Intelecom, Sprint Canada (08/95 – 02/00)

Positions as Human resources recruiter/generalist and training coordinator

  • Interviewed job candidates by telephone and in person
  • Promoted positions and opportunities internally and externally
  • Conducted discreet and professional reference checks
  • Represented organizations at job fairs, trade shows, professional events
  • Created or updated candidate databases
  • Assisted with training courses

EDUCATION

HUMBER COLLEGE (2000-2002)
Post-graduate Journalism Program

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY (1989-1993)
Honours B.A., Labour Studies, Minor: Political Science

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TORONTO (1995-97)
Certificate in Human Resources Management

COMPUTER SKILLS

MS Office, Google Docs, Photoshop, ScribbleLive, Cover It Live, Movable Type, Dreamweaver, Polopoly, Forge, Avid/iNews, WordPress

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