Jill Slattery

Communications. Social Media. Marketing. Design.

About Me

I am a communications professional with experience working in journalism, and the higher-education and non-profit sectors. I am known for my ability to conceive and execute projects quickly and collaboratively while stretching the boundaries of innovation.

Basic web development using HTML and CSS on the WordPress platform

Graphic design using the Adobe Creative Suite (most proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign)

Social media strategy and management using Hootsuite

Brand awareness

Content production (written, graphic, video, photo)

Content management – leading a team of four staff writers and various other contributors

Video production with Adobe Premier

Creative ideation and brainstorming

Experiences

  • CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION

    June 2017 to Present

  • COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

    • Leads communications efforts for Children’s Wish Foundation, BC & Yukon Chapter
    • Focuses on digital and print communications initiatives, including social media, graphic design, copywriting, and media relations
    • Enhances fundraising efforts through first-class delivery of communications efforts
  • GLOBAL NEWS

    May 2016 to May 2017

  • ONLINE PRODUCER

    • Freelance journalist for Global BC
    • Covers daily news on all topics
    • Collaborates with newsroom on newsgathering, interviewing, source-finding, and research
  • JILL SLATTERY PRINT CO.

    March 2016 to Present

  • PRINCIPAL/FOUNDER

    • Created Jill Slattery Print Co. in order to sell my artwork online
    • Designed, built, and launched www.shop.jillslattery.com
    • Manages artwork design, printing, shipping, and customer service
  • VANCITY BUZZ

    October 2014 to February 2016

  • STAFF WRITER

    • Written over 1,020 articles to date for Vancity Buzz and Calgary Buzz, ranging from hard news, event coverage, op-eds and humour pieces. Author of 6 out of the 10 most viewed stories this year
    • Produced written content for various stakeholders including local
      businesses and partners
    • Led Vancity Buzz’s graphic strategy by implementing stronger visual
      content across the site
  • UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

    May 2014 to September 2014

  • FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE STUDENT COORDINATOR, COMMUNICATIONS

    • Planned and managed the print, digital, and social communications for
      UBC’s 2014 orientation programs, Jump Start and Imagine UBC, for which
      over 8000 students took part
    • Crafted engaging, persuasive, and accessible copy
    • Designed and produced two print publications for international students
      and over 50 unique event posters
  • UBC RECREATION

    April 2012 to April 2014

  • DIRECTOR + EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

    • Marketed both Recreation and The Point online and in print
    • Monitored site analytics, created web graphics, and managed
      Recreation’s social media channels
    • Grew innovation across the program and increased Recreation’s social
      presence by over 100% in two years
  • THE SOCIAL AGENCY

    May 2013 to November 2014

  • COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

    • Managed the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest accounts, and blogs for several
      clients including White Spot Triple O’s, and BC Dairy Association’s Better
      Together and Buy Local Eat Natural campaigns
  • GREY CANADA

    June 2012 to August 2012

  • COPYWRITER, INTERN

    • Wrote ad copy for BC Ferries Vacations, Translink, and Westminster
      Savings and developed creative and concept strategy

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Vancouver, Canada

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS, ENGLISH LITERATURE + CREATIVE WRITING

    Graduation: April 2014


Skills

COMMUNICATIONS

Wordpress
80%
Microsoft Office
90%

MARKETING

Content Strategy
75%
Research
40%
Social Media
70%

DESIGN

Adobe Illustrator
80%
Adobe Photoshop
75%
Adobe InDesign
50%

Brain Usage

LEFT BRAIN

Analytical thinker

Metrics obsessed

Organized and rational planner

Fast-paced learner

RIGHT BRAIN

Passionate about cultivating creativity

Big dreamer

Innovation seeker

Understands the big picture

Strengths

My StrengthsFinder 2.0 results yield an in-depth analysis of my strengths – featuring a look at the nuances of what makes me unique.

1. EMPATHY

People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.

2. ACTIVATOR

People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

3. COMMUNICATION

People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters

4. INTELLECTION

People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

5. INPUT

People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.