I’m an experienced journalist, writer, editor, researcher and project manager based in Toronto, Canada.
My work has appeared in over 50 publications across Canada and internationally including The Globe and Mail, Metro News, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, Windsor Star, Regina Leader Post, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, a wide variety of magazines, and internationally with Digital Content Next, FIPP, The Innovation in News Media World Report, and numerous other publications.
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Based in Toronto, Jessica Patterson has worked in media for the past 15 years. A journalist and editor by training, she holds both an undergraduate and Masters degree in journalism and has worked at magazines, newspapers and online from local dailies to international publications. She spent more than 10 years as a photographer, and most recently worked in research and project management roles.
With a focus on multimedia and innovation in journalism internationally, Jessica worked for five years covering the North American magazine industry for FIPP. Her media innovation work has been shared by American Press Institute's Need to Know newsletter, FIPP's weekly FIPPWorld newsletter, Bo Sacks "Heard on the Web," Digital Content Next's InContext newsletter, J-Source, Media Morning Today, and The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
Most recently, Jessica increased her skill set to include project management and research, employing her talent and experience to help roll out a national misinformation training series for post-secondary students and research into the platypus journalism job market. There, her job descriptions included strategic project planning, editing curriculum, creating content for and updating websites, writing and editing everything from media relations, to social copy, final reports, press releases and tweets.
As a freelancer, Jessica likes to work on pieces that share best practices and insight in the media industry, and exchange ideas and further amplify and empower female voices in business.