- Attention to detail and dedicated work ethic
- Intricate understanding of the web and social media
- Ability to research, analyze, and communicate information concisely and effectively
- Able to excel in deadline-driven environment
- Proficient with Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Windows and Mac OSX
- Skilled in photography, equipped with own D-SLR
Omar Mosleh is a reporter at StarMetro Edmonton, where he covers housing, homelessness, health and reconciliation.
I served as the editorial team leader at the Fort Saskatchewan Record, a weekly paper published by Postmedia Network. My responsibilities included editing copy, laying out the paper, managing our website and social media and contributing reporting and opinion writing. As a result of my tenure at The Record, I received two awards: 1st place award for Best Editorial Page and 3rd place for Best Feature Column by a Local Writer at the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association Awards of Excellence.
Omar Mosleh was employed as a reporter for La Nouvelle Beaumont News, a community newspaper owned by Postmedia Network. His duties included reporting, photography, sourcing stories, production and updating the website.
As editor of the Meadow Lake Progress, I served as the editorial team leader. My responsibilities included editing copy, sourcing stories, working with reporters to improve their work, laying out the paper, updating our website and setting the general editorial direction of the paper. I also served as the voice of the Progress at community events and managed our Twitter and Facebook feeds. And I never stopped reporting — I contributed columns, editorials, news, features as well as photography.
- Employed as a full-time reporter for the Town Crier chain of community newspapers, contributing reporting, writing and photography
- Wrote features and profiles on a regular basis for the company’s two magazine publications: Toronto Today and Vaughan Today
- Covered a wide range of beats including health, education, sports, heritage, Toronto City Council, Queen’s Park and general news.
- Interviewed NHL player Mike Cammalleri and Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau for a feature story
- Covered a series of recommendations for Toronto City Council on how to address the decline of minor league hockey in Scarborough
- Covered community-specific stories in the Jane/Finch area such as:
- A program to get single mothers into post-secondary education
- A community initiative to curb gang violence
- Reported and wrote news, features, columns and editorials
- Contributed photography, helped with InDesign and proofing
- Corrected spelling, grammar, style, punctuation
- Communicated with reporters to generate ideas and improve copy
- Designed news pages and select stories for inclusion
- Covered breaking news such as Toronto City Council budget debate
- Interviewed and wrote about major public figures such as Liberian war survivor and potential future president of Liberia Kimmie Weeks
- Covered community news such as Jung Spa major fraud case
- Did investigative piece on demographics inEast York schools
- Wrote a column on the societal effects of technology, editorial on child poverty in East York, and feature on Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
Received 1st place in the best news story in Ontario for publications /w circulation over 10,000 category at the 2012 Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Awards for my story ‘For rich or for poor‘, a feature examining Toronto’s disparate housing crisis.
Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, Awards of Excellence 2016
Received 3rd Place in the Gordon Scott Memorial Award for Best Feature Column by a Local Writer category for my column ‘Why it’s important to remember the ‘Christ’ in Christmas’, published Dec. 22, 2016 in the Fort Saskatchewan Record: http://www.fortsaskatchewanrecord.com/2016/12/22/why-its-important-to-remember-the-christ-in-christmas
Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association awarded The Fort Saskatchewan Record with 1st place award for Best Editorial Page, circulation class E
Received 2st place in the best news story in Ontario for publications /w circulation over 10,000 category at the 2012 Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Awards for my story ‘Casa To Become Casino?’.
Received an honourable mention in the feature category at the 2011 Ontario Community Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Awards for my story ‘Finding peace in the village‘.
- Graduated with diploma in Journalism
- Graduated with Ontario Secondary School Diploma