CV

Amie Watson
Montreal, QC
watson.amie at gmail dot com
http://www.multiculturiosity.com
@MissWattson

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five years live radio hosting and podcasting experience
  • Bilingual – English and French; 2 years Spanish and Italian
  • Good interpersonal and interview skills, organized, detail-oriented and analytical
  • Social media expertise: Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram, Storify
  • Peter Mansbridge Television Award – Concordia University (2015)
  • Bell Media Broadcast Journalism Scholarship (2015)
  • Technical experience: Photoshop, LogicPro, FinalCut, Excel, InDesign, ScribbleLive
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant (2008-2009)
  • Luminato Festival 2008: Selected as one of Toronto’s 1000 most creative women
  • Masters in Classical Percussion (McGill University 2009)

CAREER-RELATED EXPERIENCE

Freelance Food and Travel Writer
                                                     2010-present

On-Air Television Contributor                                                           2015-present

Senior Researcher                                                                             2015-present

Gayot.com Food Critic for Montreal and Quebec City                   2013-present

Wine Copy Editor                                                                                            2015

CBC Radio and Television and CJAD Radio Intern                       2014-2015

  • Researched, pre-interviewed and scripted segments, e.g. the difficulties of growing organic apples in Quebec and organic ice cider
  • Produced the Barry Morgan afternoon show

Researcher/Copy-Writer                                                                        2013-2014
B360 Media – Bitchin’ Kitchen/Bite This! on Cooking Network US

  • Researched American food destinations for travel television show

Indie Music Podcaster                                                                          2009-2016   RadioCannon.com/MidnightPoutine.ca/iTunes

  • Co-host of bi-weekly music podcast of bands with shows in Montreal

 Bell Local Intern                                                                                               2014

  • Filmed and edited video content for website

Peruvian Vibraphone Festival Invited Soloist and Teacher                         2013

  • Performed and taught at the two-week music festival in Lima, Peru

Food and Culture Editor                                                                        2010-2013
Midnight Poutine Montreal Blog in Montreal

  • Wrote 1500 restaurant reviews for iPhone app, covered press events

CBC Radio Contributor                                                                                   2012
Definitely Not the Opera: “How do you fight homesickness?”

Radio Host                                                                                                2010-2012
CKUT 90.3FM Two-Hour Friday Morning Show                         

  • Interviewed guests, selected music, managed runsheet for weekly show

Maisonneuve Magazine Intern                                                                        2011

  • Fact-checked articles and interviewed subjects for quarterly magazine

EDUCATION

Concordia Graduate Diploma in Journalism                                     2014-present   

Master of Music, Contemporary Percussion Performance, McGill University      2009

OTHER INTERESTS

  • Rock-climbing, salsa (dancing and snacking), travel, music, local festivals and events, cooking, entrepreneurship, health, Canada Reads

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