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Jeevan BrarDigital Content Producer / Entertainment Writer

I am a digital content producer based in Toronto, Ontario and work in the Canadian media and entertainment industry. I have experience in entertainment journalism, writing, editing, photography, video production, web design (HTML & CSS), SEO and social media. I love pop culture and digital trends.

  • Twitter : @JeevanBrar
  • Email : jeevan(dot)brar(at)gmail.com

Resume

From covering breaking news, to celebrity interviews, to managing social channels for established brands.

My Employment

2017-

Social Media & Digital Specialist – City of Burlington

— Develop, coordinate and implement targeted social media postings — Engage in customer response — Work with Managers and Communication Advisors for key initiatives — Support digital media including web, video, photography, and design

2016-2017

Interactive Manager/Editor – Corus Entertainment

Plan and build editorial content and social calendar for Women & Lifestyle brand websites (which include CMT Canada and W Network). Work closely with marketing and programming departments to ensure social media and digital initiatives are consistent with brand objectives. Regular site maintenances (including show pages, promo/stunt pages) and design work. Provide insights on site traffic and social m media growth. Manage the delivery of full length episodes, clips and webisodes. Arrange for the delivery of content with third party, including iTunes and Google Play.

2014-2016

Interactive Coordinator – Corus Entertainment

Plan and build editorial content (website, newsletter) and social calendar for Women, Family and Pay -- including CMT Canada, ABC Spark, Movie Central, Sundance and HBO Canada. Work closely with the networks’ marketing and programming departments to ensure social media and digital initiatives are consistent with brand objectives. Regular site maintenance (includes show pages, promo/stunt pages) and design work (manipulating graphics). Provide insights on site traffic and social media growth. Manage the delivery of full length episodes, clips and webisodes. Add content across iTunes and Google Play.

2012-2014

Entertainment Editor, MSN.ca – Microsoft

Wrote, edited and published entertainment news stories with a focus on movies. Also planned reviews and photo galleries across MSN.ca and Bing News app. Stayed up to date with the latest breaking celebrity news and created copy as required under tight deadlines. Engaged with and grew social audience and executed contests. Managed team of writers. Contributed to blogs and podcasts. Worked with third party to submit podcasts. Interviewed actors from wide range of television programs (reality, primetime, sitcoms and soap operas) and film.

2008-2012

Online Editor – Postmedia Network Inc.

Created and managed microsite for the Postmedia group of newspaper websites (Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald and Vancouver Sun) as well as Canada.com and Dose.ca. Covered breaking news events (Royal Wedding, Oscars, TIFF, Grey Up and the MuchMusic Video Awards). Filmed and edited own interviews.

My Education

2003-2008

Bachelor Degree (Honours) – University of Toronto

Completed Honours Bachelor of Arts in June 2008. Majoring in Communication, Culture & Information Technology. Minors in Art History and World History.

2004-2008

Digital Communication – Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Completed a degree in Digital Communication from the School of Animation, Arts and Design. Joint program with the University of Toronto.

Programming Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JQUERY
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Drupal

Graphic Design Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Fireworks
  • InDesign

Video Editing Skills

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere

Language Skills

  • English
  • French
  • Punjabi

WRITING PORTFOLIO

Article: New Star Trek Series to Air on Space in Canada

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Article: New Star Trek Series to Air on Space in Canada

Article on Star Trek: Discovery airing on Space in Canada as well as a teaser trailer. (The TV Watercooler; July 2016)

Interview: Alison Sweeney

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Interview: Alison Sweeney

Interview with Hallmark movies and former Days of our Lives star Alison Sweeney. (June 30, 2016)

Big Brother Canada Exit Interviews

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Big Brother Canada Exit Interviews

Big Brother Canada exit interviews since 2013 for The TV Watercooler.

Interview: GH Stars William deVry, Dominic Zamprogna and Robert Palmer Watkins

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Interview: GH Stars William deVry, Dominic Zamprogna and Robert Palmer Watkins

Interviews with General Hospital stars William deVry (Julian), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon) when they were in Toronto to help raise money and awareness for the Leukemia &...

Orphan Black Exclusive Interviews

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Orphan Black Exclusive Interviews

Interviews with the cast members of Orphan Black for all four seasons including lead Tatiana Maslany.

Article: The Best Shakespeare Teen Film Adaptations

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Article: The Best Shakespeare Teen Film Adaptations

The heyday of the popcorn teen adaptations many of us saw in high school. (W Dish; December 2015)

Article: What NOT To Do In Your Amazing Race Canada Application Video

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Article: What NOT To Do In Your Amazing Race Canada Application Video

Tips from The Amazing Race Canada’s senior producer on what not to do with your audition video.

Interview: The Amazing Race Canada Season 3 Winners

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Interview: The Amazing Race Canada Season 3 Winners

Chat with Gino and Jesse following their win. Here’s what they had to say about which other teams surprised them, the fighting and winning.

Big Brother 17 Exit Interviews

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Big Brother 17 Exit Interviews

Exit interviews from the 17th U.S. season of Big Brother in 2015.

Interview: Rookie Blue’s Peter Mooney

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Interview: Rookie Blue’s Peter Mooney

Interview with Rookie Blue star Peter Mooney ahead of the show’s final season. (W Dish; May 2015)

Interview: Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc

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Interview: Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc

We chat about whether or not he thinks the show is at its best right now, how he feels about Anthony Geary, whom he’s faced off against for several Daytime...

Interview: Hockey Wives’ Maripier Morin

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Interview: Hockey Wives’ Maripier Morin

We go over the public’s initial reaction to the series, whether marriage is a big deal for her and how Brandon Prust inspires her.

Interview: Game of Homes’ Cameron Mathison

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Interview: Game of Homes’ Cameron Mathison

Cameron Mathison opens up on his new hosting gig (Game of Homes), saying goodbye to All My Children and more. (The TV Watercooler; March 2015)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 25th Anniversary: 5 Reasons Why The Movie Is Still So Cool

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 25th Anniversary: 5 Reasons Why The Movie Is Still So Cool

Here are five reasons why the 1990 version still holds up after 25 years in comparison to 2014’s critically and fan-panned version. (W Dish; March 2015)

Interview: Y&R’s Bryton James

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Interview: Y&R’s Bryton James

Interview with The Young and the Restless star Bryton James (Devon) in November 2014.

Interview: Days of our Lives Cast

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Interview: Days of our Lives Cast

Interview with Days of our Lives stars Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Kate Mansi (Abigail) as well as...

Interview: Y&R’s Eric Braeden

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Interview: Y&R’s Eric Braeden

Interview with daytime legend Eric Braeden (Victor, The Young and the Restless). (MSN, November 2013)

Interview: Aziz Ansari

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Interview: Aziz Ansari

Interview with Aziz Ansari for his Netflix special “Buried Alive.” (MSN.ca; October 2013)

Interview: Y&R’s Jess Walton

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Interview: Y&R’s Jess Walton

The Young and the Restless’ Jess Walton discusses the tribute to Jeanne Cooper, regime changes and her fondest moments. (MSN; September 2013)

Interview: B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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Interview: B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

The Bold and the Beautiful’s motorcycle bride. (MSN; April 2013)

Interview: Y&R’s Michael Muhney

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Interview: Y&R’s Michael Muhney

Interview with The Young and the Restless’ Michael Muhney who played the role of Adam Newman from 2009 until 2014.

Photos: 2012 MMVAs Red Carpet

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Photos: 2012 MMVAs Red Carpet

Photos from the 2012 Much Music Video Awards Red Carpet. (Postmedia; June 2012)

Interview: Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott

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Interview: Y&R’s Melody Thomas Scott

Interview with The Young and the Restless star Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman). (Postmedia; May 2010)

Photos: Kim Kardashian at The Bay in Toronto

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Photos: Kim Kardashian at The Bay in Toronto

Kim Kardashian, creative director of Belle Noel, unveils her jewellery collection during a personal appearance at The Bay’s Queen Street store in Toronto on Thursday, May 10, 2012. (Postmedia;...

Photos: 2011 MMVAs Press Room

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Photos: 2011 MMVAs Press Room

Photos from the 2011 Much Music Video Awards Press Room. (Postmedia; June 2011)

Interview: Kristin Cavallari says goodbye to The Hills

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Interview: Kristin Cavallari says goodbye to The Hills

After six seasons and more than one hundred episodes, the sun is about to set on The Hills for good next week when the MTV reality series airs its...

Photos: 2010 MMVAs Press Room

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Photos: 2010 MMVAs Press Room

Photos from the 2010 Much Music Video Awards Press Room. (Postmedia; June 2010)

Photos: 2010 MMVAs Red Carpet

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Photos: 2010 MMVAs Red Carpet

Photos from the 2010 Much Music Video Awards Red Carpet (Postmedia; June 2010)

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