Resume - Lucas Timmons

I don't know if my dream job exists yet.

I'd like to use a mix of computer assisted reporting, database journalism, investigative reporting and online visualization to tell important stories.

I want to change the world. I'm working on getting there. If you're looking for a journalist who's a hybrid - a reporter with programming skills - let's talk.

Also, the obligatory:

  • I work well under deadlines and pressure.
  • I can shoot clean photos and video and edit video and audio quickly for the web.
  • I use social media and blogs for sourcing and sharing.
  • Strong grasp of grammar and CP style.
  • I can write breaking news and data-driven stories well.

Edmonton Journal - May 2010 to Present

Special Editor for Data Journalism - Nov. 2011 to Present (Read a recommendation"Lucas Timmons has been a champion for data journalism and has demonstrated its value again and again to his editors and peers.
"He is forging a path for journalists to follow and, in my estimation, has done more than any other staff member to transform the Journal newsroom into a digital-first incubator for new news ideas."

Kerry Powell
Director, Product Development at Edmonton Journal
June, 2013
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Data Journalist / Web Producer - May 2010 to Nov. 2011 (Read a recommendation"It was obvious about five minutes into the job interview with Lucas that he was a must-get, and he did not disappoint. He possesses a rare and glorious combination of technical prowess, journalistic truth-seeking, intelligent news judgment and entrepreneurial hustle. He does not sit back and wait to be told what to do; he just does it. He teaches himself new skills, then teaches them to others. He would be a credit to any organization lucky enough to snag him."

Karen Unland
Online editor, Edmonton Journal
May 13, 2011
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Awards and Nominations

Other Experience

Editor - The Algonquin Times - January 2009 to August 2009

Supervised the bi-weekly production of a community newspaper with a circulation of 8,000

Podcast Co-ordinator Edit Canadian University Press - October 2007 to May 2008

Launched, wrote, recorded and produced a weekly podcastClick to listen to an episode of the CUPCast. of the best stories from the Canadian University Press newswire

Editor-in-Chief The Athenaeum - May 2007 to May 2008

Supervised the weekly production of a student newspaper with a circulation of 2,500

Sports Information Assistant Acadia University - January 2007 to April 2008

Coverage of the Acadia Axemen for the Acadia Athletics website for CIS hockey, basketball and volleyball

Sports Editor The Athenaeum - May 2005 to May 2007

Supervised the weekly production of a student newspaper sports section with a circulation of 2,500

Education

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology - 2008-2010

  • Journalism diploma
  • EMC/Performance Printing award - Top graduating journalism student

Acadia University - 2002 – 2007

  • Arts - Music

Memberships

Speaking engagements