CV

ALINA BYKOVA

Toronto, ON ∙ alina_bykova@live.ca ∙ alinaobykova.wordpress.com


SKILLS
• Extensive writing, photography and video editing experience
• Highly proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, Microsoft Office, WordPress
• Substantial experience in researching and essay writing
• Fluent in English, French, Russian, beginner’s proficiency in German


EDUCATION
Ryerson University
Bachelor of Journalism                                                                         (September 2013 – Present)

Double minor in Politics and in Global Politics and Development
3.58 CGPA


WORK EXPERIENCE
Toronto Star
Radio Room Reporter                                                                            (August 2016 – Present)
• Wrote and published breaking news stories
• Collaborated with colleagues and editors to fact check and edit information
• Called paramedics, police and government officials regularly for information and updates
• Had stories published in the newspaper twice in one week

Torontoist
Copy Editor                                                                                              (July 2016 – August 2016)
• Edited four to five articles per day through WordPress
• Sent feedback to editors and writers
• Posted content to Facebook and Twitter and scheduled future updates
• Pitched story ideas regularly
• Wrote several articles about condos, bike infrastructure and Toronto heritage sites


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR)
Web Coordinator                                                                                     (September 2016 – Present)
• Collaborated with law students, lawyers and administrative staff to publish articles to the CLAIHR blog
• Copy edited and fact checked articles
• Assisted in creating editorial calendar and contacting prospective bloggers
• Facilitated law students’ access to all blog components and documents
• Used WordPress to post stories

Journalists for Human Rights Ryerson Chapter
Vice President, Multimedia Editor                                                       (June 2016 – Present)
• Discussed and planned events with other executives
• Volunteered at JHR Night for Rights Gala
• Assisted in organizing panel about black representation in the media
• Communicated with JHR headquarters
• Held bi-monthly meetings with executive members

Musicians@Ryerson
Spotlight Team Editor-in-Chief                                                            (May 2015 – May 2016)
• Collaborated with team members, executives and musicians to confirm deadlines and produce high quality pieces
• Hired new contributors for the team
• Communicated with Ryerson Journalism staff, the Scope and the Eyeopener to discuss future collaborations
• Kept track of team members’ responsibilities and assigned work
• Assigned, edited and posted six articles per semester

Folio Magazine
Feature Writer and Photographer                                                      (November 2015 – March 2016)
• Wrote feature story on the conflict in Ukraine
• Shot photo essay about female Indigenous leaders at Ryerson
• Collaborated with editors and art directors throughout the editing process


Please access a PDF file of my CV here

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