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KRYSTALLE RAMLAKHAN
krystalle.ramlakhan@gmail.com
Twitter: @Krystalle_CBC
Online portfolio: www.krystalle.ca

EXPERIENCE

Multiplatform Journalist, Video Journalist/Editor, Radio News Reader, Social Media Editor/Presenter, and Producer, CBC, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
June 2014-present
·Report for online, television and radio news, current affairs radio shows daily including live reporting.
·File and package online stories with photos, links, and media in Polopoly.
·Shoot, write and edit video for online and television with traditional and mobile cameras.
·Pitch original stories every day.
·Competent and proficient in a number of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, YouTube, WordPress, LinkedIn, and Blogger.

Reporter/Editor, CBC, Iqaluit, Nunavut
October 2013-April 2014
·Reported for radio and television on a daily basis. Gathered audio and visuals in English and Inuktitut for bilingual broadcasts.
·Filed for national broadcasts for radio for World Report and World this Weekend. Filed for NSS for television and live hits for CBC News Network.
·Edited tape and wrote scripts for current affairs radio shows.

Associate Producer/Reporter/Editor, CBC, Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 2012-October 2013 + May 2014-June 2014
·Experienced in many different roles including t.v. reporter, radio reporter, current affairs radio associate producer, and associate producer for evening t.v. newscast.
·As a t.v. reporter I pitched, gathered, wrote, voiced, and edited full stories for the evening newscast. Also tweeted relevant information while gathering stories, sent information to desk, and called in radio rants/hits from the field.
·As a radio reporter I researched stories and conducted interviews, gathered audio, wrote and edited full voicers/radio stories and script and clips, and called in rants/hits from the field.
·As an associate producer for current affairs radio I pitched original stories every day, researched stories, found engaging and credible sources for interviews, conducted pre-interviews, and wrote scripts for on-air hosts for the morning, noon, and afternoon radio shows.
·As an associate producer for the evening t.v. newscast I assigned cameras and wrote scripts and edited video for voiceovers and clips.
·Done research for CBC documentaries and flood preparation.

Reporter/Community Correspondent, Canstar Community News: Lance newspaper, Winnipeg
September 2011-present
·As a community correspondent I write a monthly column and take original photos about my travels as a journalist originally from St. Vital. Previously I wrote St. Vital related stories for the column. (January 2012-present)
·As a reporter I pitched and wrote original stories and took photos for the weekly newspaper. (September 2011-December 2011)

Voting Record Officer, City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 26, 2011 (St. Vital by-election)
·Verified voters’ identity and eligibility, dispersed ballots, and explained voting process.

Fund Assistant, Manitoba Conservation, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 2008-August 2011
·Assisted in managing the Sustainable Development Innovations Fund.
·Reviewed grant proposals, corresponded with grant recipients, assessed project results, verified financials, prepared final reports, worked with outside consultation firms, did data base entry, prepared forms, documents, and letters, and composed case studies intended for the provincial government website.

Production Assistant, Tricon Films, Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 2011
·Worked as a production assistant on YTV’s “The Next Star”.
·Supervised contestants, verified registration forms, assisted with setting up scenes, and helped with behind the scenes logistics.

Instructor/Project Leader, Career Trek Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 2010-May 2011
·Phase 1 Instructor: taught grade 5 students about different careers in journalism, public relations, advertising, and media production.
·Phase 2 Project Leader: assisted teaching grade 9 students about broadcast journalism.
·Prepared lesson plans, gathered appropriate materials, and conducted engaging and informative classes on what steps students can take to enter certain careers.

EDUCATION

Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Creative Communications, April 2012
·Program develops skills in journalism, public relations, advertising, and television and radio production with an emphasis on succinct writing and hands-on technical skills.
·Elected class representative (Red River College, 2010-2012).
·Students are required to complete two work placements that are each three weeks long to gain industry experience in a professional environment. I completed placements at Shaw TV Winnipeg, CBC Winnipeg, and arranged my own internship with Global News Winnipeg.

Intern, CBC, Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 9-27, 2012
·Pitched, wrote, and voiced an original story that went to air.
·Gathered, wrote, and cut voiceover clips, shadowed reporters, conducted interviews on shoots, researched stories, gathered sources, and used raw footage to write my own version of stories.
·Trained and became proficient using iNews and Avid news software.

Intern Reporter, Shaw TV, Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 3-20, 2012
·Pitched, wrote, and voiced original stories with mentorship from professional journalists and videographers.
·Completed six full stories, an on-camera live-to-tape interview, and a streeter pack within two weeks.

Intern, Global News TV, Winnipeg, Manitoba
February 21-April 4, 2012
·Interned two to three times per week.
·Became proficient in ENPS, Global’s newsroom software.
·Researched stories, wrote leads, tags, and voiceovers and chose clips for evening t.v. newscast.
·Shot listed, gathered sources, and shadowed reporters.
·Wrote and voiced my own version of stories with raw footage gathered on shoots and conducted interviews on shoots.

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bachelor of Arts, May 2010
Major: English, Minor: Religious Studies

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

·Reported and anchored for Live at Five, a weekly live newscast produced within one day through broadcast journalism class in the Creative Communications program. Stories were shot, written, voiced, and edited between 8:00 a.m. and a 4:30 p.m. deadline. The newscast was streamed live on the Internet and later rebroadcast on Shaw TV Winnipeg.
·Writer for the University of Manitoba Bisons website
·Global TV intern (Provincial Election night, October 2011)
·Writer for manitobaelection.ca (Provincial Election, 2011)
·Writer for Prairie Yogi magazine (launched in December 2011)
·CBC Radio intern (Civic Election, October 2010)
·Interned as the Arts and Culture editor for Red River College’s student newspaper the Projector (December 2010-January 2011)
·Reporter for the Projector (September 2010-March 2012)

HOSTING

·Hosted, did live-hits and interviews, and produced prepackaged stories for The Winnipeg Humane Society’s live nine-hour telethon, which was broadcast on Shaw TV Winnipeg.
·Co-hosted the Independent Professional Project Presentations (IPPPs) which are the presentations for Red River College students’ final thesis projects.
·Co-hosted 92.9 KICK FM’s morning show Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9 a.m. (October 2010-December 2011)
·Finalist in Sound Republic’s Next Video Host contest

COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

·Blogged twice a week about social media for a company that manages social media accounts.
·Freelance write marketing/communications materials for a marketing and branding agency.
·Competent and proficient in social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, WordPress, and YouTube.
·Co-coordinator of the 2012 Creative Communications Media Awards (CCMAs)
·Winnipeg Jets communications intern (November 2011-March 2012)
·Member of the Future Leaders of Manitoba Council (FLM). Volunteer with marketing, communications, and social media tasks for council. (September 2011-present)
·Writer for the non-profit organization Career Trek’s newsletter Right Direction and 2010 annual report (July-December 2011)
·Event assistant for the 2011 Creative Communications Media Awards
·Student ambassador, which included conducting tours for Red River College to prospective students (January, August 2011, January 2012)
·Job shadowed in the Manitoba Moose communications department (October 2010)

AWARDS

·Recipient of the 2011 Enterprising Women’s Conference Award
·Nominated for “Best Short Story” at the 2011 Creative Communications Media
Awards (CCMAs)
·Dakota Collegiate ice hockey team’s Coach’s Award-“Most Coachable” (2004)

ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES

·Head coach of the Dakota A1 midget hockey team (2006-2011)
·Founder and head coach of the Dakota Collegiate field hockey team (2007-present)
·Assistant coach of U-19 Team Manitoba for field hockey at national competition (2008)
·Captain of Team Manitoba for field hockey at 2007 Western Canada Summer Games

References upon request