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Summary

With more than five years working intermittently with children with special needs, two of which have been full time in the past two years, I believe I am ideally suited for a position with the Vancouver School Board as a Special Education Assistant.

I begin each day with two core values, love and acceptance, at the forefront of my approach to working with all children. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their challenges. There are daily advances and setbacks, and I must adjust my actions and approach accordingly. But all the while the values at the centre of my ethos are unflagging.  

I have worked with a wide variety of children with developmental and behavioural challenges. One boy with autism had impulse control concerns and needed frequent help being redirected, talked down, and soothed when confronted with irregularities to his routine or the unpredictable behaviour of others. Another with ADHD often reacted violently when things went awry. Physical intervention, after preventative measures failed, was occasionally required. Yet another child, unable to communicate verbally, and prone to stimming, needed constant intervention to help regulate behaviour normal to him but challenging to others.

Patience, understanding, and a level-headed equanimity have helped me work with these behaviours -- again, normal when observed with humility and understanding, as we all have our differences -- calmly and practically. Helping to integrate these children into a larger childcare setting, while not without its challenges, has been eased by the seemingly innate acceptance children have for difference. Seen through their eyes, special needs really are special and unique.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Edward Walton

Skills
  • PECS knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Toileting experience
  • Quick learner
Experience
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, Support Worker / Childcare Worker 09/2009 - Current

 

  • Oversaw individual children's behavioural and emotional development with one-on-one support.
  • Helped implement care plans for four children with a variety of special needs within a group of 30+ kids.
  • Assisted with personal care, including toileting and self-harm management.
  • Used PCS/PECS as a communication tool for children with autism.
  • Organized activities that developed children's physical, emotional, and social growth.
  • Conversant in the Reggio Emilia learning approach.
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House, Assistant Childcare Worker 08/2005 - 05/2009
  • Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving with age-appropriate learning and playtime activities. 
  • Redirected children to encourage safe, positive behaviours.
  • Made nutritious snacks and meals for 30+ children.
Various, Journalist / Reporter 09/1998 - 01/2005
  • Worked for a variety of publications in BC and Alberta as a general interest reporter, as well as freelancing for Vancouver publications such as the Georgia Straight and the Vancouver Courier.
  • Interviewed everyone from premiers (Glen Clark, Dan Miller, Gordon Campbell) to rock stars (Brian Adams, Tragically Hip) in pressure-filled, high-stress newsrooms.
Education and Training
Simon Fraser University Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Langara College Journalism Ceritificate
Additional Information
  • Regular volunteer for the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Vancouver Writers Festival
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Professional Summary

Media producer and technical engineer with extensive experience in diverse areas of broadcasting. Currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Government and Political Communication with the ultimate goal of working in national news media.

Education
Master of Arts: Government and Political Communication Johns Hopkins University - Current
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science / Media Studies 05/2006 University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
Congressional Internship Program 2005 The Washington Center - Washington, DC
Skills
  • Project Management
  • Video-On-Demand
  • News writing
  • Proofreading
  • Multi-platform video, audio, and XML coding
  • File-based Asset Management
  • Agile and Wide Orbit technologies
  • Technical writing and workflow documentation
  • Editing (Adobe, Final Cut, Avid and Premiere)
  • Onboarding and product launch
  • SQL database development
  • Dynamic Ad Insertion
  • DVD and Blu-Ray authoring
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital Engineering
  • Production Coordination
Work History
Content Coordinator - Image & Sound 09/2019 to Current
CNN Atlanta, GA

• Collaborating with news editors and show teams on content requests for all CNN platforms.
• Supporting CNN's television and digital platforms for production needs.
• Recording and ingesting video and still imagery into CNN's media asset management system.
• Recording CNN airchecks for archival and editing purposes.
• Summarizing editorial content/context within records.
• Creation and maintenance of metadata records.

Digital Engineer 04/2019 to 09/2019
Encompass Digital Media Atlanta, GA
  • Oversight and maintenance of servers, databases and satellites for systems running live on-air broadcast television
  • Driving video workflow optimizations, focusing on efficiency, data integrity, speed, and reliability
  • Providing 24/7 emergency coverage for broadcast operations
  • Project development with CCNA, AWS, and Cisco Technologies to more efficiently drive broadcast and digital engineering goals
Ingest Operator 12/2017 to 04/2019
Encompass Digital Media Atlanta, GA
  • Receipt, ingest and traffic management of revenue-generating content airing on various local stations throughout the country
  • Receipt, editing, QC, and playout of syndicated programming
  • Developing new in-house pipeline software projects and adopting those projects into practice
  • Recording quickturn content from national broadcasts for use on local television stations
  • Writing, updating, and maintaining complex metadata for diverse media assets
Project Manager - Video Operations 11/2013 to 06/2017
DirecTV / AT&T Entertainment Los Angeles, CA
  • Managing people and workflows in charge of highly lucrative deadline-driven transactional VOD and PPV content on DirecTV's satellite television and mobile app
  • Assisting with running live PPV events, including the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket, sporting events, awards shows, and national conventions.
  • Building SQL databases for storage of audio, video, XML and metadata content
  • Running daily and weekly production meetings to ensure all staff has full understanding of department's workflows and objectives
  • Acting as a liaison between internal and external clients for communicating technical issues, delivery issues, and data security issues
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Professional Summary
Since last few years nature photography is a major part of my life and I am loving it but let me make it clear that this is my love not my profession. The Big Cats are my favorites, especially the largest in cats The Tiger, my all time favorite.
Accomplishments
  • Top 10 finalists in India for the Saevus Youth for clicks 2015.
  • My Articles have been Published in the National Geographic's Your Shot online portal a couple of times.
  • My pictures are published in Instagram portals which have large following like The PhotoSociety and Wildgeogrpahy.
Work History
Photo Journalist, 03/2014 to 04/2016
I Tour Beat New Delhi
  • Curated Photo events across Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • Took part in educating people on how photography can help in conservation of nature and wildlife.
  • Photo Trips to Ranthambore National Park and Jim Corbett Nation park.


Owner/Chief Editor, 06/2016 to Current
The Lost Aliens Bangalore/Lyon France

The Lost Aliens is a Digital travel magazine which is going to launch in the month of June across Europe and India. 


Skills
  • HD photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Canon Mark II proficient
  • Strong exposure techniques
  • Video editing
  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
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Professional Summary
Hardworking and enthusiastic media professional looking to obtain a News Organizer position. Background includes extensive work in multi-media journalism, media producing and broker sales
Skills
  • MS Windows proficient
  • Quick learner
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure  
  • Ability to work with interruptions
  • Multitasking ability

    • Team player
    • Reasoning/problem-solving ability
    • Highly organized
    • Creative writing background
    • Fluent in Russian
Work History
October 2016-May 2017 Hostess | Southern Hospitality, restaurant | Adams Morgan, Washington DC
  • Consistently provided professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Set  tables according to type of event and service standards.
  • Set dining tables considering time, customers wishes and restaurants standards
  • Developed and maintained positive working relationships with others to reach business goals.

February 2014-December 2015 Sales Manager | Real Time Components, Inc company (USA) | Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Made sales of electronic components from companies offices and logistic partners to customers  all over the world
  • Processed customers  requests for quote during 3 min for every quote 
  • Responded  about 100-150 requests  during the workday
  • Served as the main liaison between customers, management and sales team
  • Exceeded regional annual sales target by 10 %
  • Did mathematical calculations to quote a price

November 2011-January 2014 Assistant of General Producer | Play, Production Studio | 12 Derbenevskaja street, 12/17 suite 4, Moscow, Russia
  • Optimized of business and manufacturing process, developed plan monitoring
  • Contributed to the administrative running of the production team by offering administrative and back-up support
  • Worked with primary documentation
  • Worked with contractors
August 2009-April 2011 Assistant General Manager Norton, Advertising Agency | Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Planned and coordinated logistics and materials for board meetings, committee meetings and staff events.
  • Organized all new hire, security and temporary paperwork
  • Coordinated domestic and international travel arrangements, including booking airfare, hotel and transportation.
  • Directed guests and routed deliveries and courier services.
  • Greeted numerous visitors, including VIPs, vendors and interview candidates.

January 2007-January 2009 Multi-Media Journalist | Kuzbass Mediagroup | Kemerovo, Kemerovskaya oblast'
  • Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Delivered live reports from site of event
  • Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
March 2006-April 2007 Freelance Journalist Mazor, Magazine | Kemerovo, Russian Federation
  • Wrote, edited and produced stories for student magazine based on student life
  • Delivered live reports from site of event of student life
Education
2007 High School Diploma: Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, Kemerovo, Russian Federation Journalism and Public Affairs
Master of Arts: Marketing and Communication Media Russian Academy of National Economy
Languages

English 

Russian (native)