Education

  Padua College, Mornington. 

  Completed Year 12, 2008.

  University of Melbourne, Parkville: 2009. 

  First Year, Bachelor of Arts  (discontinued).

  Monash University, Caulfield: 2011 - 2013. 

  Bachelor of Journalism (minor in international relations).

 

Employment

  June 2016 - present: Political research adviser, Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne

 

  August 2014 - June 2016: Sunraysia Daily, Mildura

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  • Producing content for print and online, working to daily deadlines.
  • Reporting on police, court, politics, council, sport and general news.
  • Covered the 2016-17 State Budget from the budget lock up.
  • Attending community events, council meetings and court.
  • Developing contacts and liaising with community organisations, council and police to discuss issues relevant to readers.
  • Some sub-editing and taking photographs.

  November 2013 - May 2014: Shepparton News and Cobram Courier

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  • Producing content for print and online, working to weekly and daily deadlines.
  • Reporting on police, court, politics, council, sport and general news.
  • Attending community events, council meetings and court.
  • Developing contacts and liaising with community organisations, council and police to discuss issues relevant to readers.
  • Some sub-editing and taking photographs.   

 

Experience

  PUBLICATION

  INTERNSHIPS

  Radio Port Phillip, Mornington.

  2011 – 2013.

  • Producing and presenting various radio programs, including development of current model for breakfast and drive time programs.
  • Constructing local news bulletins (live and pre-recorded), on both daily and weekly basis.
  • Coverage of local government meetings.
  • Producing outside broadcasts, including Australia Day 2012 coverage.
  • Various recording and editing duties for station programs and advertising.
  • Click here to view broadcast samples.

  Leader Newspapers, Mornington.

  January and April, 2012.

  Business Spectator, Melbourne.

  Part time June - August, 2013. 

  • Managing social media accounts.
  • Posting and moderating content on Facebook and Google+.
  • Scheduling posts and moderating interactions on Twitter using Tweetdeck.
  • Using Flickr and AAP One to collect images for use on social media and Business Spectator website.
  • Managing comments on the Business Spectator website Conversation section.
  • Sub-editing content for Business Spectator website and Family Business Australia magazine.

  Shepparton News, Shepparton.

  August 19 - 30, 2013. 

  • Producing content for print and online.
  • Working to daily afternoon deadline. 
  • Completing stories designated by editors and identifying potential stories to pitch to editors.
  • Working with photographers to ensure images accompany print and online articles.
  • Conducting reader polls and profiles. 
  • Sourcing material from company archives to compile "On This Day"  features.
  • Click here to view published work.
  • Toni was later employed by McPherson Media Group. Click here to view portfolio.

  The Age, Melbourne.

  October 21 - November 1, 2013. 

  • Producing content for print and online.
  • Working to daily afternoon deadline. 
  • Completing stories designated by editors and identifying potential stories to pitch to editors.
  • Working with photographers to ensure images accompany print and online articles.
  • Click here to view published work.

 

Skills

  Independently sourcing news stories, constructing news in a form appropriate to medium.

  • Using RSS feeds, social media and similar technology to source news appropriate to news outlet.
  • Researching story to uncover new and relevant information
  • Finding and interviewing appropriate sources.
  • Finding own angle to pursue stories.
  • Constructing news stories in a way that is interesting, informative and understandable to the appropriate audience.

  Excellent computer skills, including

  • Fast typing skills.
  • Microsoft Office and similar programs.
  • Audio recording and editing programs, including Adobe Audition.
  • Video recording and editing programs, including iMovie and Final Cut Pro. 
  • Layout and design programs including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design. 
  • Use of internet search functions, including RSS feeds.
  • Use of social media for locating news stories, contacting potential sources, and promoting articles.
  • Basic HTML knowledge.

  Ability to independently operate radio technology in on-air and production studios, including

  • Paneling in on-air studio: operating microphones, CD players, airing telephone calls, playing pre-recorded segments.
  • Ability to host live-to-air programs: conduct live interviews, direct conversation, mediate discussion.

  Ability to work autonomously and use initiative in a variety of journalistic settings;

  • Can work on minimal direction, using own resourcefulness to follow up tasks.

  A valuable team asset;

  • Ability to work under direction.
  • Can work co-operatively with others to produce work as a group.

  Solid grasp on English language, including

  • Extensive vocabulary.
  • Written and spoken proficiency.

 

References available on request