RACHEL KREMEN
robotrachel@gmail.com
| 732-927-1118

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
- Winner of MIT's Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
- Reporter and columnist at Canada's largest-circulation daily newspaper
- TV appearances on The National (CBC), Studio 2 (TVO), Toronto Tonight (Toronto 1) and CP24 (CITY TV)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Freelance journalist
July 2008 – Current
- Writing and editing articles on the latest scientific research
- Writing and recording podcasts

Technology Review: Online managing editor
July 2006 – June 2008
- Edited stories from staff and freelance writers
- Planned new multimedia projects for Web site, including video blogs and podcasts
- Supervised online staff, managed editorial schedule

Toronto Star: Technology reporter, columnist
Aug. 2000 – April 2006
- Wrote weekly columns about the science and history of everyday products
- Developed feature stories for technology, health and ideas sections
- Reported for the business section under tight daily deadlines

Ryerson University: Instructor, Intro to Online Journalism
Jan. 2005 – June 2005
- Lectured weekly about writing for the Internet, non-linear storytelling, and coding in HTML
- Met individually with students who were struggling
- Graded assignments and tracked student performance using Blackboard software

MSNBC: Interactive producer
Feb. 1999 – Aug. 2000
- Wrote stories for the technology, health and international sections
- Developed original interactive content for MSNBC.com by managing the work of writers, editors, photographers and graphic designers
- Programmed interactive content in VBScript, JavaScript and HTML

MediaLinx: Online producer
Jan. 1998 – Feb. 1999
- Wrote daily Web-site reviews for Sympatico, the leading Canadian ISP
- Designed and programmed Web pages in Flash, JavaScript and HTML, including a personalized homepage
- Analyzed the competition and formulated new content strategies

Toronto Life: Online editor
June 1997 – Nov. 1997
- Produced exclusive online content by coordinating the work of artists, writers and editors
- Repurposed content from the print magazine
- Coded Web pages in HTML and JavaScript, created graphics in Photoshop

EDUCATION
MIT / Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
Sept. 2005 – May 2006
Studied pharmacokinetics, environmental-health science, epidemiology and weapons of mass destruction

Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
May 2000
Completed one-week training seminar

Ryerson University
1993 – 1997
B.A.A. in journalism, Dean’s List

SKILLS
- Familiar with AP, CP and AMA styles
- Comfortable on both Mac and PC
- Able to code in HTML, PHP and JavaScript
- Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, iWork, MSOffice, BBEdit, QuarkExpress and a variety of Content Management Systems

LEGAL STATUS
- Permitted to work in Canada and the U.S.