sarah hoyles

producer / communicator / event maker

EXPERIENCE


Communications Consultant

2015-ongoing

Various Clients | Edmonton Heritage Council, Make Something Edmonton, Arete HR, Good Women Dance Collective et al.
Develop and implement strategic communications plans and materials
Responsibilities: Create communications materials, research and write blog materials, develop/produce podcast, maintain websites, write and disseminate newsletters plus craft, tailor and deliver social media content

 

FREELANCE JOURNALIST

2016-ongoing

Metro Edmonton Newspaper
Pitch, research and write print/online stories, on a daily deadline

 

PRODUCER/HOST

2011-2015

CKUA Radio Network
Produce and host talk radio programs
Responsibilities: lead story meetings, mentor writers/producers, chase, and conduct interviews, script writing, editing, prepare daily promos for airing, packaging and develop podcasts and online content/social media

 

Communications Coordinator

2009-2010

Art Gallery of Alberta
Craft internal and external communication strategies and materials
Responsibilities: speechwriting, creation of media kits and newsletters, lead media preparation and facilitate interviews, develop and implement social media plans for various platforms

 

Communications Officer

2008

United Nations Association in Canada | Sense of Belonging Project
Craft internal and external communication strategies and materials
Responsibilities: preparing media releases, newsletters, developing website and content, liaise within communities across Canada to facilitate discussion around diversity, evaluate policy and research to create final resource for policy improvement

 

Associate Producer

2007

CBC | Definitely Not The Opera
Contribute to weekly two-hour national radio program
Responsibilities: set-up interviews, write and voice radio reports and assist in packaging of show

 

NEWS REPORTER

2006

CBC Moncton
Pitch, research and file daily news reports for Moncton CBC radio newscast


Education

Bachelor of Journalism

2005-2006

University of King's College
Halifax, NS

 

Bachelor of Arts, Honors

2000-2005

University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

 

 

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