Jeff Semple - Résumé

Jeff Semple

jeff@jeffsemple.net



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 

2015 - Present  — EUROPE BUREAU CHIEF | Global National | London England

>  Covering stories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia 
>  Pitching, writing and producing daily reports for Global News Television, Global News Online and Corus radio affiliates
>  Regularly shooting my own reports with a Sony PMW-series cameras and editing with Avid Media Composer
>  Overseeing operations of the London bureau, including managing staff and accounting
>  Coverage includes the terror attacks in Europe, the refugee crisis in the Middle East and the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom

>  Received two RTDNA awards in 2016 for coverage of the terror attacks in Paris and a report on a veterans art therapy project 


2013 - 2014 — INTERNATIONAL VIDEO JOURNALIST | CBC News | London, England 

>  Covered stories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia
>  Wrote, shot and edited daily reports for CBC TV, radio and online
>  Operated a Sony XDCAM ENG camera and Avid Media Composer editing software
>  Shot and produced my own 'live' reports for CBC News Network from the field using a Dejero or an iPhone
>  Created a series of training videos for other CBC journalists re: how to shoot and edit video packages with an iPhone
>  Coverage included the Charlie Hebdo massacre from Paris, the search for a missing AirAsia flight from Indonesia and the Greek debt crisis from Athens

2013-2014 — BACKFILL FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT | CBC News | Washington, Jerusalem

>  Worked as a foreign correspondent and video journalist for CBC News on a backfill-basis in Jerusalem and Washington
>  Pitched, wrote, produced, shot and edited my own reports for CBC TV, radio and online from Washington D.C., Jerusalem and the West Bank
>  Shot and produced my own ‘live’ reports for CBC News Network using a Dejero

2013 — VIDEO JOURNALIST | Freelance | London, England 

>  A freelance video journalist based in London, England, covering stories across Europe and Asia
>  Clients included CNN International, the BBC World Service, Sky News, Radio France International and Deutsche Welle Radio in Germany 
>  Responsibilities included pitching, writing, shooting, editing and producing reports for TV and radio

2010 - 2013 — VIDEO JOURNALIST | CBC News | Toronto, Canada 

>  Responsibilities included pitching, writing, shooting, editing, producing and presenting daily news reports for TV, radio and online
>  Coverage included the former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal and the mass public shooting on Danzig street

2010 - 2013 — HOST / ANCHOR | CBC News | Toronto, Ontario

>  Regular backfill anchor for CBC News in Toronto
>  Regular backfill host on the ‘Breaking News Desk’ for CBC News Network, presenting multiple live breaking news hits each hour on a range of topics 

2007 - 2011 — VIDEO JOURNALIST - CBC News - Ottawa, Canada 

>  Responsibilities included pitching, writing, filming, editing, producing and presenting daily news reports for TV, radio and online
>  Regularly covered stories on Parliament Hill and in Quebec
>  Helped lead CBC Ottawa to a Gemini award in 2010 for Best Local Newscast, based on a night when I had the top story with a live hit from an H1N1 vaccination clinic 

2006 — PRODUCER | CBC Business News | Toronto, Ontario

>  Produced live hits and reports for the CBC News Business unit, including writing and producing hourly business updates for CBC News Network


2005 — RADIO NEWS ANCHOR | 570 News | Kitchener, Ontario 

>  News anchor for 570 News, an all-news radio station in Kitchener, Ontario
Responsibilities included writing, producing, and reading live 30-minute newscasts 

TECHNICAL SKILLS 

>  Camera: Sony XDCAM PMW 100, 200 and EX3, Sony Beta SX, iPhone 
>  Video Editing: Avid Media Composer, Final Cut, iMovie
>  Online: Adobe Dreamweaver (worked as a freelance web developer in 2007)
>  Computers: Mac and PC platforms
>  Filing from the field: Dejero GoBox/EnGo/Laptop/iPhone, iPhone shooting/editing, FTP/Aspera
>  Audio Recording/Editing: iPhone, Hindenburg, Voddio, Dalet

EDUCATION 

>  Ryerson University School of Journalism - Bachelor of Journalism
>  Completed fourth year of studies while simultaneously working as a reporter for CBC News Ottawa 
>  Received private French lessons from 2008-2010, and can speak/comprehend conversational French

AWARDS 

>  RTDNA Rod Laidlaw Award 2016 for coverage of terror attacks on Nov. 13, 2015, in Paris, France


>  RTDNA Dave Rogers Award 2016 for best short feature on a veterans art therapy project


>  Canadian Medical Association Award for Excellence in 2011 for 3-part series on a small town's struggle with a string of teen suicides

>  Gemini for Best Local Newscast in 2010 Awarded to CBC News Ottawa for a newscast in which I had the lead story reporting live from a H1N1 vaccination clinic 

>  CBC Joan Donaldson Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to seven top journalism graduates in Canada, as chosen by the deputy director and the senior producer of CBC News Network

>  John A. Honderich Gold Medal in Journalism: Awarded to the outstanding graduate of the Ryerson School of Journalism, as chosen by the Torstar Board of Directors 

>  CityTV Colin Vaughan Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to the top graduate in a journalism program for excellence in broadcast journalism, as chosen by CityTV