My Resume

JONATHON JACKSON
519-374-3570
jonathon.jackson70@gmail.com

Summary of Qualifications

  • Historian, multimedia storyteller, and published author with exceptional track record of writing, editing, interviewing, and researching
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Creative thinker, multitasker, and problem solver
  • Enthusiastic and cooperative team player and leader

Employment History

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON                                            Sept. 2019 – Dec. 2019
Graduate Research Assistant

  • Conducted research for a future book project by Dr. Andrew Hunt, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Used archives such as Newspapers.com to locate and retrieve news articles pertaining to U.S. popular culture (TV, music, movies) in the 1950s and 1960s

National Hockey League, Toronto, ON                                                               2016 – 2018
Historical Document Indexer

  • Used an internal content management system to review and critically examine historically significant documents from NHL archives
  • Ensured documents were properly tagged and indexed for research purpose

ODScore Inc., Guelph, ON                                                                   Sept. 2017 – Dec. 2017
Communications Specialist (Co-op)

  • Researched and wrote original content for internal and external audiences
  • Proofread and edited various electronic and written communication pieces
  • Provided analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research data
  • Supported the CEO in identifying and crafting thought-leadership messaging, articles, and documents

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON                                               Jan. 2017 – Apr. 2017
Communications Assistant (Co-op)

  • Produced a series of long-form articles and short videos to showcase the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics
  • Created articles and edited the faculty website with an internal content management system

Yahoo Canada Sports, Toronto, ON                                                                     2013 – 2015
Coverage Editor

  • Built, edited, and programmed articles with an internal content management system and published them on a national sports website
  • Created different and visually compelling programming packages each day with the CMS to ensure continued high traffic to the website
  • Engaged with readers by posting article links to Twitter and Facebook platforms

92.3 The Dock, Owen Sound, ON                                                                           2011 – 2013
Radio Reporter/Newscaster

  • Conducted in-person and phone interviews, and generated written copy and audio clips for daily newscasts on a local radio station
  • Wrote and delivered newscasts, and wrote stories for the station’s website
  • Operated the studio console to facilitate live remote broadcasts by colleagues

Sheridan Live @ 5, Oakville, ON                                                           Jan. 2013 – Apr. 2013
Sports Anchor

  • Wrote, produced, and anchored a sports segment for a weekly college news program
  • Selected stories, wrote copy, edited video clips, and chose graphics to be presented
  • Filmed and edited reporter packages with a professional camera and editing software

Owen Sound Sun Times, Owen Sound, ON                                                        1992 – 2009
Newspaper Reporter

  • Wrote and edited articles for a daily community newspaper
  • Conducted in-person and phone interviews for articles
  • Employed critical thinking skills to determine the newsworthiness of stories and story angles
  • Collaborated with editors and colleagues every day to ensure effective ongoing coverage of our city and the surrounding area

Publishing

The Making of Slap Shot                                                                                          2006 – 2010
Non-Fiction Book

  • Used writing, interviewing, and researching skills to conduct a comprehensive examination of the production and legacy of a cult-classic film
  • Assumed responsibility for fact-checking and editing
  • Participated in the book’s promotional and marketing efforts

Education

Western University, London, ON
Master of Arts, Public History (Candidate)                                                        2020 – 2021

  • Public History: Theory, History and Practice (Fall 2020)
  • Digital Public History (Fall 2020)
  • Understanding Archives: The Management of Primary Sources in the Digital Age (Fall 2020)
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Master of Arts, History (Candidate)                                                                     2019 – 2020

  • Thesis: “Lost Legend: A Biographical Narrative Case Study of Heritage and Commemoration in Professional Hockey”
  • SSHRC J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters
  • President’s Graduate Scholarship
  • Faculty of Arts Domestic Graduate Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts (Honours – With Distinction)                                                  2016 – 2019

  • Dean’s Honours List
  • History Major with Applied History Specialization, English Minor
  • EDGE Experiential Education Certificate
  • Professional Development courses in Career Fundamentals, Communication, Project Management, and Reflection and Learning in the Workplace
  • Department of History Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement (2019)
  • David E. Wright Scholarship for highest cumulative average in History (2019)
  • Rhetoric and Professional Writing Award (2019)
  • Faculty of Arts Upper-Year Scholarship for Academic Achievement (2019, 2018)

Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
Graduate Certificate, Journalism – New Media                                                2012 – 2013

  • Sheridan Board of Governors Silver Medal Award for Academic Excellence

Other Awards

  • Best Reporter, Journalism New Media, Sheridan College (2013)
  • Honourable Mention, Best American Sports Writing (2009)
  • Western Ontario Newspaper Award, Spot News Writing (2001)

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