freelance writer

Heather Marcoux

digital | print | broadcast

ABOUT
ME
I’ve been working in media for a decade, covering everything from murder to celebrity dogs.

A former television journalist turned freelance writer, I wrote for some of Canada’s top broadcasters before moving back to Red Deer, Alberta, in 2014 and taking up freelance pet writing.

My freelance journey mirrors my life, so after the pet gigs came the baby assignments. I love both kinds of writing and both kinds of parenting.

Today my words are found online and on newstands, in such varied publications as Mother.ly and Dogster magazine.

I’m the founder of biography.pet and the voice behind the Pets From The Internet podcast.

Writing

Reporting

Interviewing

RESUME

Freelancer

April 2014 - present

  • - Contributing original reporting, features, celebrity interviews, product reviews, essays and video scripts to various digital and print publications.
  • - Regular columnist for Dogster magazine since 2015.
  • - Ghostwriting pet content as the founder of biography.pet.
  • - Launched a self-produced podcast, Pets From The Internet, in 2017.
  • - News Writer at Mother.ly since July 2017.

Alberta Health Services

Communications Advisor

March 2014 - September 2015

  • - Created content for the web, a monthly print publication and social media.
  • - Pitched stories to media, facilitated interview requests and photo opportunities.
  • - Planned community events.

CTV Saskatoon

Morning News Anchor

December 2012 – March 2014

  • - Anchored morning show weekdays from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. while live tweeting.
  • - Booked and interviewed guests.

CityTV Calgary

Writer/Reporter/Producer

July 2011 – December 2012

  • - Filed several stories per day for TV and web.
  • - Contributed reports to 660 News Radio.

Shaw TV, Red Deer

Video Journalist/Host

November 2010 – July 2011

  • - Covered community events and city council.

Global News Winnipeg

Writer/Producer

June 2010 – November 2010

  • - Wrote for broadcast and web.
  • - Produced weekend newscasts.

Global News Calgary

PART-TIME FLOOR DIRECTOR/ CASUAL OVERNIGHT PRODUCER

October 2008 – April 2010

  • - Operated prompter system, sky cameras and traffic cameras.
  • - Monitored scanner.

CHCA News, Red Deer

General Operator

July 2007 – September 2008

  • - Operated video tape recorders, audio board and studio cameras.

Education:

Diploma in Radio, Television and Broadcast News

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), 2010

MY
WORK
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GET
IN
TOUCH

306 713 1996

marcoux.heather@gmail.com

heathermarcoux.ca

Feel free to give me a shout (or, even better, a paying gig)!