Twitter: @Maskell91


To obtain full-time or part-time employment. I have a variety of broadcast, online and multimedia skills that are valuable in the current media industry. I’m a Mohawk College Print and Broadcast Journalism graduate, and am also a freelance Mixed Martial Arts journalist and Podcast Producer/Host.


• Wide variety of multimedia journalism skills
• Experience with numerous cameras and equipment
• Expert audio editing and producing skills
• Knowledge of proper techniques when shooting video
• Advanced video editing and producing skills
• Able to produce news stories with multimedia content
• Experience creating websites
• Very knowledgeable and skilled with social media
• Ability and experience producing my own podcasts
• Ability to design newspaper layouts with InDesign
• Able to shoot professional quality photos as well as edit
• Comfortable with promotions and public relations
• Able to conduct research, gather information, and schedule interviews
• Familiar with the Canadian Press Stylebook
• Print journalism skills including writing and editing stories
• Able to develop scripts, pitches, ideas and original concepts
• Knowledgeable with both Mac and Windows computers
• Radio skills including production and on-air performance
• Television skills including production and on-air performance
• Online skills such as generating stories with multimedia content
• Well-versed with a number of programs including Final Cut Express, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Garage Band, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and many more.


2009 – 2012       Mohawk College                      Hamilton, ON
• Completed the three-year Print and Broadcast Journalism program

2004-2008         Simcoe Composite School     Simcoe, ON
• Graduated high school

• Radio – co-host my own weekly radio segment on INDI 101 about Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) on the Mohawk College sports show, Mountaineer Sports, occasionally co-hosted the entire show 2010 – 2012
• Television – took part in Ignite News broadcasts from Mohawk College i.e. on-camera (sports, anchor), and behind the scenes (producer, writer, etc.) 2010 – 2012
INDI 101 Mountaineer Sports broadcasts 2010 – 2012
• Podcasts – began producing and editing my own podcasts 2011 – present
• Host/Producer/Editor/Writer of The Maskell Sessions 2013 – present
•Owner/Operator of Cageside News 2012 – present
• Freelance Journalist and Contributor for 2012
• Volunteered for Ignite News broadcasts in 2010 – 2011
• Filming & Editing – news stories, short films, documentaries, etc.
• Photography – taking pictures of MMA events and shows
• Print – submitted content to the college newspaper 2010 – 2012
• 80% Club at S.C.S. in 2008
• Award for highest grade in Media Studies at S.C.S. in 2007

Multimedia Journalist (Internship)
March 2012 – June 2012       MMAxposed        Oakville, ON

• Writing articles for the website
• Producing and editing MMAxposed podcasts
• Live play-by-play updates for MMA events
• Posting on forums to create internet traffic
• Interview fighters and people involved with MMA
• Editing and producing videos
• Researching information
• Accompany my boss to events
• Completed 260 hours

Reporter (Co-op Placement)
Sept. 2007 – Feb. 2008     Simcoe Reformer     Simcoe, ON

• Writing articles to insert into newspaper
• Taking photos to coincide with stories
• Scheduling interviews with sources for particular stories
• Designing the layout of newspaper
• Researching information to support my articles
• Accompany reporters to stories for real experience
• Completed 290 hours


March 2013 – present       N/A          Hamilton, ON
Plant Merchandiser 

• Receiving and unloading shipments of plants; overall general labour
• Setting up the displays according to planograms, types of plants, colour, etc.
• Taking care of the plants needs such as watering, pruning, etc.

June 2012 – March 2013        NCO Protocol         Hamilton, ON
Customer Service Representative (Inbound)

• Answering phones and assist Direct Energy customers with booking service calls, maintenance appointments, etc.
• Navigating computer programs to find the necessary information, and schedule appointments
• Assisting customers to achieve first call resolution
• Selling customers products offered such as protection plans

Oct. 2008 – Aug. 2010       Gintec Shade Technologies Inc.       Vanessa, ON
Labourer (Full Time)

• Manufactured horticultural, agricultural, and recreational fabric products in order to meet deadlines
• Operated counterbalance propane lift trucks (moved skids, unloaded tractor-trailers, obtained materials, etc.)
• Health and Safety Representative of employees for 2009
• Loading & unload transport trucks, and other vehicles that picked up or delivered materials or products
• Assisted in shipping products to commercial and residential clients
• Operated fabricating equipment to efficiently produce customer’s order
• Handling materials, working in labour intense environments
• Standing for extended periods of time (9-12 hours)
• Worked in the warehouse to get materials such as fabrics, and hardware

Honours and Activities

• Create, edit, produce and host my own podcasting network (Maskell Podcasting Network) on iTunes from 2011 – present
• Freelance Mixed Martial Arts journalist 2011- present
• Obtained a class G license in 2010
• Completed Driver Safety Training program, and obtained a license for operation of counterbalance propane lift trucks in 2009
• 80% Club at S.C.S. in 2008
• Award for highest grade in Media Studies at S.C.S. in 2007
• Completed Young Drivers Training in 2007


Available Upon Request