Aaron Hemens

Photographer and Journalist


• Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) with a minor in Film Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ont. (2014-2018)

• Graduated in June 2018 with a CGPA of 10.5 (A-)

• Named to the Deans’ Honour list in 2014-15 and 2017-18

• Named as the recipient of the Mitch Jacobson Memorial Award in Photojournalism by Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2017-18

Relevant Work Experience

• News Editor, The Fulcrum, Ottawa, Ont. (November 2019 – March 2020)

• Editor, Inuvik Drum, Inuvik, NWT. (January 2019 – August 2019)

• Reporter, Northern News Services, Yellowknife, NWT. (January 2019)

• Freelance features writer and photographer, Ottawa Life Magazine, Ottawa, Ont. (August 2018 – December 2018)

• Summer Photo Editor, The Charlatan, Ottawa, Ont. (May 2018 – Sept. 2018)

• Photo Assistant, The Charlatan, Ottawa, Ont. (Sept. 2017 – April 2018)

• General Reporter (Intern), Metro Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont. (November 2016)

• Photojournalist and president of student photojournalism club “Humans of Carleton University” (Jan. 2016 –  April 2018)

Other Journalistic/Media Experience

• Photographer at the RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest Music Festival (July 5 – 15, 2018)

• General news reporter and photographer at Centretown News (Jan. 2018 – April 2018)

• Current affairs reporter, videographer and video editor at The 25th Hour (Sept. 2017 – Dec. 2017)

• Volunteer Contributor to The Charlatan (2016 – 2017)

• Volunteer Contributor to The Wrench (2016 – 2017)

Key Skills:

• A deadline-oriented journalist who can work independently and manage a number of different tasks while operating under tight pressure

• A driven reporter who prioritizes balance, accuracy, facts and integrity

• A natural at generating story ideas and finding leads through a number of different sources

• A quick-thinking photojournalist who has a strong sense of judgement of knowing how and where to be to capture crucial moments

• A conscious observer who is always on the lookout for subtle details that speak volumes

• A multi-dimensional photographer who can shoot anything from sports, concerts, portraits, protests and more

• Social media specialist who has experience in engaging with various audiences on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

• Experienced in working with various programs and platforms such as WordPress, Snapseed, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, iMovie and more

• Proficient in the Canadian Press style of writing

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