CV

WORK EXPERIENCE

Visit Ballarat

January 2016 – present

Content Editor and In-House Journalist

Freelance Journalist

2010 – Present

The Courier

February 2010 – 2015

Journalist

The Age

October – November 2009

Intern

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

September 2009

Intern

The Melbourne Weekly Magazine

April 2008 – December 2009

Journalist

The Golden Plains Miner

March 2008 – March 2009

Contributor

The Australian Bahá’í

January 2006 – January 2009

Contributor

EDUCATION

Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) – Major in Journalism

February 2006 – October 2009

  • Courses included (but are not limited to): Broadcast journalism (TV and radio), Multimedia journalism, Media law and ethics, Contemporary Journalism, Comparative Journalism, Research for Writers, Writing for Professional Practice, Media and Communication and Public Relations Principles and Practice.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

  • Organised monthly Soul Food event aimed at bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to reflect on inspiring themes. The event received a grant from the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship
  • Taught moral education classes in state schools and community centres for children aged 5 – 11
  • Acted as a mentor for the youth of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program through the Ruhi Institute
  • Acted as a facilitator for the books of the Ruhi Institute which develop capacities to contribute towards the wider community
  • Appeared on radio networks promoting community-based education programs
  • Engaged in conferences, forums and workshops exploring such topics as the empowerment of junior youth, youth-related issues, and service to humanity
  • Awarded Lion’s Club and Rotary Club Youth of the Year Public Speaking Awards and the Victorian Certificate of Education Achiever of the Year Award
  • Received the Australia Day Ballarat Young Citizen of the Year Award
  • Selected as member of logistics committee to organise media coverage and production for national youth conference
  • Lead the production of four short films themed on women, joy and justice for the International Harmony Film Festival

For a full resume, please email della.vreeland@gmail.com

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