Gwyneth Dunsford

Gwyneth Dunsford

Digital storyteller

Location
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Industry
Media Production

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Gwyneth Dunsford's Overview

Past
  • Production assistant/writer at Global News
  • Communications at Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
  • Radio rights trainer at Diamond FM at Journalists for Human Rights
  • Freelance journalist at Self-employed
  • News intern, Halifax at Global TV
  • Sessional Researcher at Alberta Legislative Assembly
  • Editorial Intern at Metro Newspaper
  • Marketing and Communications Intern at Keppler Speakers
  • Education Abroad Program Promotions Assistant at University of Alberta
  • Heritage presenter at Parks Canada
  • Seasonal guide at Musee du Chateau Ramezay Museum
Education
Connections

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Gwyneth Dunsford's Summary

Journalist with over five years experience in radio, TV and print.

Gwyneth Dunsford's Experience

Production assistant/writer

Global News

January 2013May 2014 (1 year 5 months) Halifax, Canada Area

Communications

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

August 2012January 2013 (6 months) 1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Radio rights trainer at Diamond FM

Journalists for Human Rights

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

January 2012August 2012 (8 months) Tamale, Ghana

Working side-by-side with Ghanaian journalists on human rights stories.
Teaching workshops on basic journalism skills.
Researching and writing a human rights toolkit as a resource for journalists at Diamond FM.

Freelance journalist

Self-employed

June 2011January 2012 (8 months)

Reporting traffic and weather for News 95.7.
Writing features for The Chronicle Herald, The Coast and Xtra.ca.
Reporting and blogging for OpenFile Halifax.
Researching and pitching magazine features and radio documentaries to various outlets.

News intern, Halifax

Global TV

Broadcast Media industry

April 2011April 2011 (1 month)

Shadowing and assisting reporters, video journalists and cameramen.
Writing and editing stories.
Reporting on provincial and municipal politics, crime and general interest stories.

Sessional Researcher

Alberta Legislative Assembly

January 2010May 2010 (5 months)

•Collecting and analyzing budget material for MLA speaking notes.
• Preparing information for members’ statements, press releases and outreach materials.
• Researching and compiling notes on energy, post-secondary education and arts and culture.

Editorial Intern

Metro Newspaper

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

October 2009November 2009 (2 months)

•Researching and pitching developing stories to the managing editor.
• Writing and editing four to five stories and briefs a day.

Marketing and Communications Intern

Keppler Speakers

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Events Services industry

June 2009August 2009 (3 months)

Researching and writing copy for online and quarterly print publications.
Maintaining product and client information and media in databases.
Managing projects related to social networking and web market research.
Viewing, editing and converting digital media for use on web.

Education Abroad Program Promotions Assistant

University of Alberta

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2008April 2009 (8 months)

Marketing international programs to students through presentations and campus outreach.
Planning and staffing promotional events and tables on campus.
Liaising between student volunteers, prospective students, office staff and university instructors.

Heritage presenter

Parks Canada

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

May 2007August 2007 (4 months)

Seasonal guide

Musee du Chateau Ramezay Museum

May 2006August 2006 (4 months)

Gwyneth Dunsford's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Investigative Journalism - Knight Foundation
    • Mobile Journalism - Knight Foundation

Gwyneth Dunsford's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Ticket handler

      Halifax Pop Explosion Festival and Conference
      • Arts and Culture
      October 2011 October 2011 (1 month)
    • Canadian Campus Radio Conference volunteer

      CKDU 88.1 FM
      • Arts and Culture
      June 2011 June 2011 (1 month)
    • Social media volunteer

      Atlantic Film Festival
      • Arts and Culture
      September 2013 present (1 year 1 month)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Human Rights
    • Organizations I support:

      • Amnesty International
      • Free The Children

Gwyneth Dunsford's Languages

  • French

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Bokm�l, Norwegian

    (Elementary proficiency)

Gwyneth Dunsford's Skills & Expertise

  1. Journalism
  2. Blogging
  3. Social Media
  4. Broadcast Journalism
  5. Editorial
  6. Documentaries
  7. Politics
  8. Editing
  9. Social Networking
  10. Adobe Audition
  11. Final Cut Pro
  12. Copywriting
  13. Photography
  14. Video Editing
  15. Media Relations
  16. Newspapers
  17. Radio
  18. Broadcast
  19. Radio Broadcasting
  20. Burli
  21. Photoshop
  22. HTML + CSS
  23. iMovie
  24. Web Design
  25. Podcast Production
  26. Visual Storytelling
  27. Media Production
  28. Newspaper
  29. Radio Production
  30. Cross-cultural Training
  31. Political Research
  32. Radio Host
  33. Media Skills Training
  34. Storytelling
  35. WordPress
  36. ENPS

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Gwyneth Dunsford's Education

University of King's College

Bachelor of Journalism, Journalism

20102010

The Washington Center

Media and Communications Program

20092009

University of Alberta

BA, Comparative Literature, French

20052009

3.70 GPA. Graduation with Distinction
Course selections:
Journalistic Ethics at the Associated Press Bureau in Washington, D.C.

Activities and Societies: The Gateway Student Journalism Society, World University Service of Canada, Faculte Saint-Jean

University of Oslo (UiO)

Exchange, English, Scandinavisk studier

20072008

Took classes in Norwegian language and culture.

Activities and Societies: Filologisk Forening, Radio Nova

Will Sinclair High School

20012005

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