Resume

Dave Sawchuk
Edmonton, AB
davidcsawchuk “at” yahoo.com

Qualifications

  • Twelve years of experience as a broadcaster and media manager
  • Extensive public speaking and face-to-face communication experience
  • Strong working knowledge of the leading social media tools
  • Skilled at researching and preparing media documents for internal and external use

Experience

Music Director/Assistant Program Director, Rogers Radio, SONiC 1029 (Edmonton, AB)

April 2013 – Present

  • Oversee the stations musical direction.
  • Work with every department at the station to create an engaging, unique and salable  radio product that is consistent across all of the signals platforms.

Music Director, CORUS Entertainment, 925 FRESH FM (Edmonton, AB)

December 2012 – April 2013

  • Oversee the stations musical direction.

Media Relations and Promotions Representative, EMI Music Canada (Mid-West) July 2011 – December 2012

  • Coordinating with media outlets to secure EMI artists relevant and timely media coverage
  • Plan and execute promotional tours for EMI artists for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Music Director/Assistant Program Manager, The Zone @ 91-3 (Victoria, BC)
September 2008 – July 2011

  • Liaising with Canada’s largest record companies regarding national and regional sales priorities
  • Coordinating with local stakeholders to execute effective media-attracting on-site events
  • Writing and editing for the web, and researching and delivering on the air, compelling and relevant content for an interactive radio show
  • Creating content for, and monitoring the activity of, the city of Victoria’s largest business fan page on Facebook (thezone.fm/facebook)

Operations Manager, Q99 (Grande Prairie, AB)
February 2007 – September 2008

  • Mentoring staff members in all departments regarding the station’s goals and strategies
  • Developing strong relationships with local businesses, charities, and organizations through press releases and other informational products
  • Monitoring the stations overall sound and image to ensure key messages are executed
  • Prioritizing station opportunities and commitments to maximize community exposure and revenue opportunities

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Professional Communication (BAPC), Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, 2010-2012.

Diploma, Radio and Television Arts, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, 1997-1999