CV

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//////// WRITING + EDITING

2016 – present
VICE Canada — Vancouver, BC
Reporter/editor
• Pitch me a story: sarah.berman@vice.com

April 2014 – March 2016
TheTyee.ca — Vancouver, BC
Associate editor, managing editor
• Packaged stories and book excerpts for a feisty independent news magazine.

2014
Guidebook Magazine— Vancouver, BC
Editor-in-chief
• Managed, assigned and edited a bi-weekly city magazine for international students, new immigrants, travellers.

January – July 2011
The Daily Times — Blantyre, Malawi
Journalists for Human Rights (jhr) media trainer
• Produced investigative stories exploring human rights and governance issues for Malawian daily newspaper
• Copy-edited pages and conducted journalism workshops
• Posted video and podcast entries to the Toronto Star‘s Africa Without Maps blog

2010 – 2012
Discorder Magazine, that magazine from CiTR 101.9fm — Vancouver, BC
Associate editor
• Curated album review section
• Copy-edited mag for spelling, tone and content
• Reported on up-and-coming artists both in Canada and abroad

2008 – 2012
Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver’s Street Paper — Vancouver, BC
Associate editor
• Published arts and news features that explore issues of poverty and social injustice
• Participated in bi-weekly production schedule, weekly volunteer office hours

2009
Adbusters Magazine — Vancouver, BC
Contributor
• Wrote stories, blog posts, tactical briefings and image captions for magazine and website
• Edited content for structure, tone, spelling and grammar

2007 – 2008
The Gazette, daily student newspaper at The University of Western Ontario — London, Canada
Full-time news editor
• Researched, wrote and edited articles for daily news section
• Trained, managed and recruited volunteer writers

Freelance work has also appeared in: Maclean’s Magazine, the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun and more.

//////// EDUCATION

2008 – 2010
The University of British Columbia—Vancouver, BC 
Journalism, MJ
• Online video thesis project “On Corporate Graffiti”
• Courses included: Feature Writing, Advanced Television, International Reporting

2004 – 2008
The University of Western Ontario—London, ON
Media, information and technoculture (MIT), BA 
• Political Science Minor
• Writing Certificate

//////// AWARDS + SCHOLARSHIPS

• Nominated for the Online News Association Awards and Canadian Online Publishing Awards in the category of Online Video Journalism for the five-part web documentary Cheap Shrimp, Hidden Costs (2011)

• Awarded MITACS Accelerate grant $10,000 (2010)

• Recieved Gwyn and Aileen Gunn Bursary in Journalism (2009)

• Awarded Gazette Section of the Year (2008)

Photo by Sarah Berman, taken November 18, 2012.

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