Diana Faria

Highlights

  • Quick learner
  • Capable photographer
  • Proficient in both Windows and Macintosh environment
  • Comfortable with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie and  Final Cut Pro
  • Can read, write and speak Portuguese fluently

Editorial Experience

Scarborough Observer (Online)       Feb. 2012- April 2012

  • Composed video with iMovie to accompany story. i.e. shot and edited the story for fundraiser event for Scarborough women’s centre
  • Turned stories around quickly

Toronto Observer (Online)   Jan. 2012- April 2012

  • Always arrived on-time to meetings and ready to pitch story ideas
  • Created radio script for a story about a local pastry chef who used a technique called chocolate piping to make edible embellishments

Scarborough Observer Magazine    Feb. 2012- May 2012

  • Covered local events, such as the fundraiser for Scarborough women’s centre organized a resident who also donated 12 inches of his hair for cancer patients at that same event
  • Copy edited reporters’ stories

East York Observer    Sept. 2012-Present

  • Shooting high-quality photographs with stories
  • Working with faculty editors to improve writing skills

Shameless Magazine(Online and Print)       2010 -Present  

  • Working with tight deadlines
  • Writing opinion pieces on controversial social issues such as the lack of political interest in young adults and the pros and cons to single-sex education

Design Experience

Scarborough Observer Magazine    Feb. 2012- May 2012

  • Served as productions editor and page designer
  • Managed time well in order to design and edit pages

Freshly Pressed          Spring 2012

  • Worked diligently with writers and editors to create fresh, creative page layouts
  • Edited pages for style and layout errors

The Courier    April 2012

  • Created unique pages with art director to best reflect stories

East York Observer    Sept. 2012-Present

  • Serving as productions editor and layout designer
  • Collaborating with peers to come up with clean, sleek designs

Education

  • Centennial College Journalism Diploma 2010-Present

Awards

  • Most creative – Advanced Interviewing 2012
  • Honourable mention for Best Celebrity Interviewer 2012

Volunteer Experience

  • Teacher assistant at Santa Maria Catholic School   2008
  • Teacher  assistant for Portuguese night classes at St. Nicolas de Bari school 2008
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