Resume

Monica Irelandimg_3065

monica.ireland@hotmail.com

@monicaireland9

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

TCN 9       Sep. 2018 – Present

Associate producer working across the Today Show, network daytime news and 6pm Sydney news.

Skills gained:

  • Communicating with emergency services to gather information for stories.
  • Writing intros for news packages.
  • Producing looklives.
GTV 9       Feb. 2017 – Sep. 2018

Producer for Nine Local News.

Skills gained:

  • Writing newsbreaks, VOs and scripts
  • Building news rundowns on ENPS
  • Producing live crosses
  • Selecting grabs to use from interviews
  • Facilitating the creation of graphics
  • Restoring library footage
  • Meeting deadlines throughout the day
  • How to line-up news and sports stories from the control room
GTV 9       2016

One-week work experience program.

TCN 9       2016

Employed in a logging position for the Rio Olympic Games.

The Walkley Foundation       2016

Finalist for the 2016 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship

ABC 774         2016

Intern working under the guidance of producers on Drive with Rafael Epstein and Afternoons with Clare Bowditch

Skills gained:

  • Audio editing
  • Pitching story ideas that are relevant to the audience
  • Sourcing talents and conducting pre-interviews
  • Posting on social media
  • Answering talkback calls
  • Conducting vox pops
THE JAPAN TIMES        2016

One-month internship as a reporter in Tokyo

Skills gained:

  • Capturing interesting, high-quality photos and captioning them appropriately
  • Adapting tone of writing for more light-hearted pieces
  • Responding to emails promptly
  • Using social media in the news room, especially with tools such as Storify
 SYN RADIO       2015

Executive producer of and volunteer reporter on Panorama (a current affairs and news show)

Skills gained:

  • Recruiting and training new reporters
  • Sourcing and contacting talent for interviews
  • Conducting interviews in a professional manner
  • Finding story ideas from discussions with people in the community
  • Editing audio for radio
VOICE OF AMERICA      2015

Observational internship in Washington DC, USA

CATACLYSM PODCAST         2015

Volunteer reporter on the podcast.

SYN RADIO         2014

Volunteer news reader and reporter

RMITV      2014

Volunteer crew member on ‘Tough Times Never Last’ and selected as visual switcher for the show ‘Misguided’ (unfortunately it couldn’t run due to lack of funding)

CHANNEL 10         2011

Work Experience

CASHTIVITY CAMPUS TV        2014

Developed ideas for social media presence and made promotional videos for the Cashtivity company.

SMS GLOBAL        2013

Voice actress for promotional video

EDUCATION/TRAINING

RMIT UNIVERSITY      2014 – 2016

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) with Distinction
GPA of 3.6 out of 4

Skills gained:

  • Producing newsworthy stories for print, radio and television
  • Adhering to deadlines
  • Conducting extensive academic research and following strict referencing guidelines to ensure accuracy and avoid copyright issues
  • Managing my time efficiently
  • Communicating with team members in a respectful manner to divide tasks evenly, always considering the needs and interests of everyone involved
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (USA)     2015

Bachelor of Journalism (1 semester exchange)
Achieved straight A grades including a 99.8% and 96% for my journalism subjects.

Skills gained:

  • Editing video for YouTube/TV
  • Basic HTML coding
SYN      2014

Completed both TV training and radio training.

ST COLUMBA’S COLLEGE        Graduated in 2013

Completed Year 12 (VCE Units 3/4)
ATAR: 96.95

ASCOT HOUSE RECEPTIONS         2012
  • Completed a Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate
  • Completed a Certificate III in hospitality
AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE      2011
  • Level 1 Umpiring Accreditation

EMPLOYABILITY KEY SKILLS

Personal Attributes:

  • Curious to explore new and unreported controversial issues in society
  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Adaptable
  • Quick-learner

ACHIEVEMENTS

Academic and Leadership

College Captain                              St Columba’s College     2013

Skills gained:

  • Speaking confidently in front of large groups of people
  • Cooperating respectfully with a team of student leaders and teachers
  • Finding opportunities for improvement within the school

Aspiring Scholars Program           Melbourne University    2013

Long Tan Leadership Award         St Columba’s College      2012

Academic Achievement Award     St Columba’s College    2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Community Award                          St Columba’s College     2008, 2011

Other Achievements

Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze award      2011 – 2012

Best first year female umpire    EDFLUA    2010

(Also selected to umpire little league matches at half time in the Replay AFL Grand Final)

Most improved female umpire     EDFLUA      2011

Selected on Australian ultimate frisbee Under 19 team      2011

HOBBIES/INTERESTS

  • Athletics (captain of cross country team and member of state championship team)
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Musician (drummer – in school bands and a local band)
  • Tennis (grand finalists)
  • Netball (grand final premiers)
  • Choir Singing
  • Drama (school musicals and plays – cast member, band member, director and backstage crew)

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