About Claire

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I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I went to the Universiy of King’s College for a degree in journalism and political science, which led to two years as a federal politics reporter on Parliament Hill. 

On top of a solid newsroom position with iPolitics as their national and digital security reporter, I’ve also had bylines in the National Post, the Telegraph Journal, the Chronicle Herald, Vice and DailyXtra.

Over the past year I’ve taken up as a contract web and graphic designer, writer and editor, researcher, developer: whatever needed to be done. I wanted to grow out my resume with more tangible skills, so I took courses on web and graphic design, coding and more to expand on strengths I’d gained in journalism but couldn’t quite substantiate, including analytics and computer assisted investigation and research methods. I like to think this demonstrates my willingness and eagerness to learn new skills and my grace in balancing varied roles and tasks.

I would like to take all of that and put it to good use as a researcher and analyst. What I loved most in my role as a reporter was the political analysis I did, but when it concerned policy, not politics. The year I spent focusing on my digital skills was useful, largely because it has helped me realize that the policy aspect of my work was so important to my sense of fulfillment, but also because it gave me tools that set me apart from other applicants and allow me to contribute uniquely to my team.

I am currently pursuing employment as a researcher or analyst in Ottawa, preferably to do with policy or federal politics.

Please reach out if you have a project or position to discuss.

 


Resumé, in brief

 

Research and Analysis

Volunteer policy researcher and data analyst with the campaign for Ottawa municipal council candidate Emile Taman; analyzed digital metrics for a multimillion dollar non-profit and wrote their inaugural data, social media and privacy policy; some editorial research and analysis for private clients.

Web and graphic design

Web and graphic design (WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace); brand design and development, including logo design; social media consulting; some photography; content writing and editing.

Writing, editing and social media

Editorial bylines in iPolitics.ca, National Post, Vice, the Halifax Chronicle, others; content writing and editing for private clients including small businesses. Volunteered with the Canadian Association of Journalists as co-chair of their National Conference as well as a local regional volunteer; did social media and other volunteer work with the Parliamentary Press Gallery for their 150 Anniversary.

 

Education


University of King’s College, Halifax
— Bachelor of Journalism with a double honour in Political Science from Dalhousie University
Graduated in 2014

California Institute for the Arts (Cal Arts), via Coursera – Specialization in Graphic Design
Completed in 2017

Memberships and Volunteer work

 

Parliamentary Press Gallery

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)

Canadian Journalists
for Free Expression (CJFE)

Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ)

 

Languages


English
native proficiency, spoken and written

French working proficiency, spoken and written

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