Hey! I'm Stephanie, a twenty-something multimedia journalist, writer and content creator from Toronto. I started blogging back in 2013 to gather a portfolio for myself, but over the years it really became a passion project and my posts garnered an international audience.
Besides my full-time job as a social media producer for CTV's Etalk, I've got a teeny tiny side hustle where I manage social media platforms for small business owners. I help them create and curate content to improve their social media presence and engagement.
Recently, restlessness during the pandemic also led me to starting a conscious stationery and wellness company called Briar & Sage, where I make and sell candles, loose leaf teas and vegan, zero-waste soaps.
In late 2017, I became a new mom - giving me a ton more to talk (read: vent) about.
So somewhere between parenting my daughter, work, trying to stay active and a whole lotta TV bingeing, I try and commit to finding time to write about just a few of the several things going on in my mind, in the world, or just things I need to get off my chest.
For more information or for business inquiries, take a look around my site, read a blog post or two, shoot me an email or follow me on social media! I'd love to chat.
CTV's Your Morning
June 2018 - Present
PCs are responsible for how the show looks to our audience. We manage a team of graphic designers and video editors and oversee the design and video elements that go to air alongside the segments. We also manage the video editing schedule, track clearance rights and restrictions and determine whether an element is good to use in the broadcast.
Digital Content Editor
May 2016 - September 2019
As a DCE, my responsibilities included video encoding, live-streaming events like police pressers and political rallies, managing the social media accounts for CTV News, and the overall maintenance of the CTVNews.ca website. My team worked hand-in-hand with writers and producers and ensured all back-end and video playback issues were resolved in order for daily newscasts and news clips for all CTV News local markets across Canada were available to our audience on digital platforms.
2014 - 2016
Pitched, wrote and edited stories for the number one ranked student publication in Ontario. Managed a staff of over 20 writers, assisted with photography, print and digital production.
Segment Producer/Lineup Editor
July 2020 - Present
As a segment producer for the Canadian Screen Award winning talk show The Social, I pitch ideas for the show and chase experts for segments. I monitor trending stories that make for interesting discussion and send pitches daily. During the weeks I am the lineup editor, I choose the topics, lead discussions and pitch meetings with my team and show hosts to finalize our daily lineup.
University of Toronto - Honours B.A in journalism, major in history
A research-based degree providing the analytical skills and historical context to thrive as a journalist in the media's current and ever-changing landscape.
2014 - 2015
Centennial College - Ontario Advanced Diploma in Journalism
Hands on training in digital journalism, interviewing, magazine design and imaging.