Peter McCartney

Reporter and Videographer

Peter McCartney

Email: peter_mccartney@carleton.ca


Mobile: 613.630.5568

Objective

I hope to use and further develop my talent for telling stories that matter at a publication which aligns with my core values, while I continue to strive for personal and professional growth.

Education

Carleton University: Bachelor of Journalism (Combined Honours in Political Science). Class of 2013. Practiced reporting extensively in all mediums. Refined my writing and developed reporting techniques. Specialized in reporting on the environment and gained life skills and general knowledge which will be invaluable in my career.

Work Experience

Multimedia Journalist at the Airdrie Echo (April 2013-Present)

Please do not contact (current employer). Reporting, photography, layout and web skills gained at a weekly community newspaper.


Intern at Saskatchewan Environmental Society (February 2012)

Chelsea Woolhouse 306.665.1915. Wrote press releases and promotional material, worked on website and social media, and produced a short video on this environmental NGO.


Videographer at Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs (Jan 2013-Present)

Pierre Hamel 613.520.2600 ext 2995. Video production skills filming and editing academic events to put on YouTube.


Intern at 1310 News (Sept 2012 - Dec 2012)

Karen Parsons 613.736.2001 ext 111. Preparing stories for broadcast practiced interviewing, writing and editing skills.


Reporter for the Cochrane Times (May 2011 - Aug 2011)

Daniel Austin 403.679.8292. Small-town weekly experience taught me a paper's role within its community and the stories people care about.


Reporter for Metro News (May 2010 - Aug 2010)

Darren Krause 403.539.4944. Many stories each day honed my reporting skills in a competitive metropolitan media environment.


News Editor (Online Edition) at the Charlatan (Dec 2-9, 2009)

Julia Johnson 613.520.6680. Assigning stories and doing layout helped me understand the production process.

Additional Training

Prague, Czech Republic Transitions Online Foreign Correspondent Training Course (July 22-30, 2012).


PowerShit 2012 Investigative Journalism Workshop (Oct. 27, 2012).


Languages: English and French


Proficient using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Burli, Audition, Visual.ly, Final Cut Pro, Avid iNews and Newscutter, Twitter, Facebook and Reddit.


Non-media experience at Shopper's Drug Mart, Montana's Cookhouse and Starbucks.