Professional Expertise 

An overview of my skills

News writing 

Social Media

SEO

Photoshop

Wordpress 

Editing

Content marketing 

Advanced 

Intermediate

Intermediate

Intermediate 

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

 PORTFOLIO

 Experience

Sept 2015-Present

Investopedia, IAC

Editor​

  • Edit and proofread an average of eight stories per day, write research reports and prioritize content to meet daily deadlines

  • Assign stories to writers and fact-check stories related to personal finance, investing, economics, and trading

  • Identify content that is performing poorly and edit it according to best SEO practices, write SEO-friendly headlines, edit content for social media channels

January-July 2015

Investment Executive 

Research Journalist  

  •  Interviewed ​execs at top Canadian banks and brokerages; conducted interviews to compile data for the Report Card Series, a project which evaluates Canada’s top financial institutions

  • Pitched story ideas and wrote articles illustrating trends in the financial services industry for the Report Card Series

January-June 2014

Business News Network, Bell Media

Freelance Web Producer 

  • Wrote Twitter and Facebook posts to break news, promoted traffic to BNN.ca

  •  Edited and published daily e-newsletter using Silverpop email marketing software and Salesforce

  •   Edited videos clips for the web and published content to meet daily deadlines

August 2013-October 2014

Silvertrust Media 

Freelance Editorial Contributor

  • Proofread final magazine stories according to Canadian Press style and wrote stories for Silvertrust publications

April-May 2013

CBC Radio Toronto

​Intern Radio Producer

  • Conducted pre-interviews with guests; chased breaking news stories on a daily deadline

  •  Wrote radio scripts for Metro Morning and Syndication, wrote promotional tweets to tease upcoming stories

June-August 2013

CTV, Bell Media

Intern Story Producer

  • Wrote scripts and social media posts for senior personnel, gathered video clips for daily news stories and met daily deadlines

  •  Praised by supervisors for producing unique story ideas and writing strong scripts for senior hosts

CONTACT

There are many ways to tell a story, and I can help tell yours.

I'm available for:

  • Freelance news writing

  • Copywriting

  • Editing 

  • Social media strategizing

 

 

 

 

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I'M

Joy Blenman

Writer and content marketing expert

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Journalist 

Online storyteller

Yours for hire


I’m a journalism school graduate with a penchant for storytelling online and offline. My experience as a journalist coupled with my training in digital media equips me to craft content that is clear, well-researched and engaging. I’ve produced content for media outlets such as Investopedia, CTV, CBC, and BNN. 

 

 

In this new digital era, quality content can go unnoticed amongst the host of new memes, viral videos, and articles. As a journalist with training in SEO, social media strategy, and digital marketing I can help you produce strong content that stands out.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 PORTFOLIO

 Experience

Sept 2015-Present

Investopedia, IAC

Editor​

  • Edit and proofread an average of eight stories per day, write research reports and prioritize content to meet daily deadlines

  • Assign stories to writers and fact-check stories related to personal finance, investing, economics, and trading

  • Identify content that is performing poorly and edit it according to best SEO practices, write SEO-friendly headlines, edit content for social media channels

January-July 2015

Investment Executive 

Research Journalist  

  •  Interviewed ​execs at top Canadian banks and brokerages; conducted interviews to compile data for the Report Card Series, a project which evaluates Canada’s top financial institutions

  • Pitched story ideas and wrote articles illustrating trends in the financial services industry for the Report Card Series

January-June 2014

Business News Network, Bell Media

Freelance Web Producer 

  • Wrote Twitter and Facebook posts to break news, promoted traffic to BNN.ca

  •  Edited and published daily e-newsletter using Silverpop email marketing software and Salesforce

  •   Edited videos clips for the web and published content to meet daily deadlines

August 2013-October 2014

Silvertrust Media 

Freelance Editorial Contributor

  • Proofread final magazine stories according to Canadian Press style and wrote stories for Silvertrust publications

April-May 2013

CBC Radio Toronto

​Intern Radio Producer

  • Conducted pre-interviews with guests; chased breaking news stories on a daily deadline

  •  Wrote radio scripts for Metro Morning and Syndication, wrote promotional tweets to tease upcoming stories

June-August 2013

CTV, Bell Media

Intern Story Producer

  • Wrote scripts and social media posts for senior personnel, gathered video clips for daily news stories and met daily deadlines

  •  Praised by supervisors for producing unique story ideas and writing strong scripts for senior hosts

 PORTFOLIO

 Experience

May 2018-Present

Content Editor at Sid Lee

June 2017-June 2018

Digital storyteller at Sun Life Financial 

Sept 2015-Present

Editor at Investopedia, IAC

January-July 2015

Research Journalist at Investment Executive 

January-June 2014

Business News Network, Bell Media

August 2013-October 2014

Writer and Editor at Silvertrust Media 

June-August 2013

Intern Story Producer  at CTV, Bell Media

April-May 2013

Intern Radio Producer at CBC Radio Toronto

Photography by  Joy Blenman, Chris Brown and Shutterstock.