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Katie Scott is currently a freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer with an interest in pop culture, TV production, reality TV, Indigenous issues, health, beauty, fashion and more.

She began her career as an on-air radio personality and producer and went on to work on the set of a live TV show. After finishing her internship at Global News as a National Online Entertainment Reporter, she joined the team full-time and remained there for 4 and a half years.

She has a strong passion for reality TV and has conducted over 100 celebrity interviews throughout her career.

About Me

Work History

Freelance Entertainment and Lifestyle Writer | Yahoo Style Canada, etalk | August 2020 - present

  • Pitch, research and write stories.

  • Write daily articles and longer features on entertainment, viral, beauty,
    fashion, trends and more

  • Create compelling, thought-provoking and relatable think pieces.

Associate Producer and Social Media Manager | kultur'D/Corus Entertainment | August 2020 - present

  • Report to the Executive Producer for daily job tasks.

  • Write scripts for the show and prepare the show rundown.

  • Write and post daily on our social media accounts.

  • Demonstrate social media proficiency including an active strong presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Basic editing skills using Adobe Photoshop and Canva

  • Book and prep guests for their interview segments.

  • Time the show so that each guest has enough time to deliver their message in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate with producers and on-air talent to create program content,
    new ideas and segments.

  • Manage small group of interns.

Special Skills
  • Social Media

  • Storytelling

  • Online Journalism

  • Radio Broadcasting

  • News Writing

  • Fact-checking

  • Daily use of Command News, Google Analytics, Google Trends and other wire services

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, Wordpress and CP Style.

  • Media operations knowledge

  • Interviewing skills

  • Story development

  • Content editing knowledge

  • Organization

  • Communications

  • Project organization

National Online Entertainment Reporter | Global News/Corus Entertainment | March 2016 - July 2020

  • Reporting and writing daily articles and longer features on entertainment,viral, beauty, fashion, trends and more

  • Organized and conducted interviews of entertainment celebrities and composed feature-length articles on them.

  • Helped build out the entertainment section on GlobalNews.ca and reached 3 million and above page views per month.

  • Exceptional knowledge of social media outlets and SEO practices.

  • Thorough knowledge of journalistic ethics and digital content creation.

  • Familiarity with pop culture, reality television and entertainment topics.

  • Developed and maintained strong working relationships with industry professionals and contacts.

  • Regular segments on Corus radio shows including Kultur'D Radio.

  • Attended entertainment and lifestyle events on behalf of Global News.

  • Entertainment expert for radio and broadcast teams with Corus Entertainment affiliates.

  • Edited photos using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Built stories using Wordpress.

  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends.

On-Air Radio Personality and Producer | Spill the Tea on Riot Radio | September 2015 - April 2016

  • Built broadcast storylines to interest listeners and grow station audience.

  • Created, prepared and presented up to date topics for live radio broadcast.

  • Informed audience about Toronto events, general PSAs and music titles and artists.

  • Delivered exceptional programming to audience members by always researching events, guests and programs thoroughly.

  • Designed talk shows topics and provided support by getting guests and preparing the scripts.

  • Managed a small team of co-host.

Studio Crew | Daytime Durham/Rogers Television | September 2015 - December 2015

  • Worked as camera operator on live TV.

  • Set up and take down of set.

  • Worked as audio operator; setting up microphones on guests + talent, cue audio tapes, mix all sound sources.

  • Worked as floor director; in charge of sound check, talent and giving cues to guests, supervised rehearsal.

  • Worked as graphic operator; designed and generated titles using the graphics computer and added graphics to live TV according to director's cues.

Production Assistant | CBC Sports | August 2015 - September 2015

  • Assisted employees of CBC Sports during live sporting events such as the Rogers Cup.

  • Attended post-game press conferences with athletes.

  • Assisted wait staff with timely food delivery and guest requests.

  • Ran errands for various employees throughout company.

  • Monitored supplies of key inventory items.

  • Kept set and mobile trucks clean.

  • Ran water and snacks to camera operators.

  • Prepared meals for crew of over 80 people.

  • Worked closely with event manager/senior analyst at CBC sports.

  • Assisted talent with research on athletes.

  • Organized equipment when necessary.

  • Relayed instructions and messages.

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Communications And Media Studies | Brock University | September 2010 - May 2014

Broadcasting For Contemporary New Media | Durham College | September 2014 - May 2016

Accomplishments
  • 2010 - 2015: Five time recipient of the National Indigenous Achievement Scholarship.

  • 2014, 2015: Recipient of the Building Brighter Futures Bursary from Shaw Media and Indspire (A national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people.)

  • 2020: Accepted into The Accelerator Program at Corus Entertainment designed for high performing, high potential employees.