Jeff Semple - Résumé

Jeff Semple

jeff@jeffsemple.net


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2015 - Present  — EUROPE BUREAU CHIEF | Global News Canada | London, England
> Covering stories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia
> Pitching, writing and producing daily reports for Global News Television, Online and Radio
> Overseeing operations of the London bureau, including managing staff and accounting
> Occasionally shooting my own reports with a Sony XDCAM ENG camera and editing with Avid Media Composer
> Recent coverage included the war against ISIS in Iraq, the Olympic Games in South Korea and terrorist attacks in Europe

2013 - 2015 — FOREIGN VIDEO JOURNALIST | CBC News | London, England
> Covered stories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia
> Wrote, shot and edited daily my own reports for CBC TV, Radio and Online
> Operated a Sony XDCAM ENG camera and Final Cut editing software
> Created a series of training videos for CBC journalists on how to shoot and edit video packages with an iPhone and the iMovie app
> 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 — FOREIGN VIDEO JOURNALIST | CBC News | Jerusalem

> Worked as a correspondent on a backfill basis for CBC News in Jerusalem
> Coverage included the aftermath of the Gaza War and Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

2013 — FREELANCE 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

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 Toronto’s worst ever mass public shooting
> Regular backfill news anchor and host for CBC News Network

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

2006 — PRODUCER | CBC Business News | Toronto, Canada
> 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-Waterloo, Canada
> 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, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie
> Online: Adobe After Effects, 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/BGAN
Audio Recording/Editing: iPhone, Hindenburg, Dalet, Voddio

EDUCATION
>Ryerson University School of Journalism | Toronto, Canada | Bachelor of Journalism, minor in political science
>Received private French lessons from 2008-2010, can speak/understand French at a conversational level


AWARDS
> RTDNA Ron Laidlaw Award in 2016 for Continuing Coverage of the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris
> RTDNA Dave Rogers Short Feature Award in 2016 for my report on a new art therapy program designed for veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
> Canadian Medical Association Award for Excellence for 3-part series on teen suicide called “Out of the Darkness,” produced for CBC TV and Radio, and CBC News Network in 2011
> Gemini for Best Local Newscast awarded to CBC News Ottawa based on a newscast in which I had the top story with a live hit from a H1N1 vaccination clinic in 2010
> 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