Tim McSorley

6362 ave. Christophe-Colomb, Montreal, QC H2S 2G7
514-561-9919 //
@timmcsorley // timjmcsorley


  • Fully bilingual in English and French (spoken and written).
  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills in various media (print, online, audio-visual).
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Audition, Final Cut Pro, etc.).
  • Extensive experience with various social media platforms and tools
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, various CMS (WordPress, Drupal, etc) and online project coordination tools.


Coordinator, Voices-Voix Coalition
Montreal, QC, 2014–present

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Voices-Voix Coalition.
  • Manage communications and social media accounts.
  • Identify policy areas to research and co-ordinate publication of case studies.
  • Develop campaigns, areas of focus and partnerships in conjunction with coalition’s Strategy Group.
  • Write and edit case studies.
  • Recruit and train volunteers.
  • Update and maintain website.
  • Manage coalition’s budget and fundraising.
  • Communicate with coalition members and allies.
  • Organize public outreach events and meetings with stakeholders, including political representatives.

Assistant to the Executive Director, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre
Montreal, QC, 2014–present

  • Manage the organization’s publications, including writing, designing and publishing annual report and newsletters.
  • Manage the organization’s social media accounts.
  • Oversee annual membership drive

Editor & National Co-ordinator, The Dominion Newspaper Co-operative
Montreal, QC, 2007–2014

  • Oversee the Media Co-op network’s overall activities, including liaising with local chapters, publishing of The Dominion magazine and daily online news, and coordinating staff and volunteers.
  • Identify important social justice-related themes and topics to explore in editorial coverage.
  • Communicate with impacted communities and social movements about under-reported campaigns and issues.
  • Write and edit articles.
    Manage the co-op’s two websites.
  • Develop and carry-out social media outreach, including fundraising, content promotion and community engagement.
  • Manage the organization’s internal and external communications.
  • Layout and design The Dominion magazine, web graphics and outreach materials.
  • Promote independent media as part of various coalitions with other media organizations and activists
  • Represent the organization at conferences, industry fairs and other public events.

Freelance communications and journalism
Montreal, QC, 2001– present

As a freelancer I have written articles for numerous outlets, developed various communications campaigns, and conducted research projects. These include:

  • Digital Engagement Officer, Up For Debate.
  • Writing articles and Op Eds for various publications including the Montreal Gazette, Vice News Canada, Canadian Dimension, Briarpatch,,, The Tyee.
  • Community engagement coordinator for interactive media projects including The GDP Project (web documentary, National Film Board of Canada – NFB); Living Downstream (documentary film, The People’s Picture Company); Ici, chez soi (interactive web documentary, NFB); Circa 1948 (interactive web documentary, NFB).
  • Research for various documentary projects, including A Rare Earth (in development, Prospector Films), Control is the Lie (in development, Parabola Films), H2Oil (Loaded Pictures, 2009), Wal-Town (Loaded Pictures, 2006).

CITIZENShift Podcast Co-ordinator, National Film Board of Canada
Montreal, QC, 2008–2009

  • Produce bi-weekly audio and video documentary podcast.
  • Oversee implementation of new podcast section on website.
  • Develop & implement strategic plan and online promotion of podcast series.
  • Edit and publish daily content on CITIZENShift website.
  • Co-ordinate creation of multimedia dossiers for website, including reviewing proposals and liaising with content producers.
  • Co-organize the international Citizen Media Rendez-Vous conference.

Editor, Siafu Magazine
Montreal, QC, 2005–2007

  • Co-ordinate production of bi-monthly Montreal community newsmagazine (5,000 copy circulation), including managing other editors, contributors and liaising with printer.
  • Develop story ideas and produced articles on a wide-range of topics.
  • Receive and assess story proposals.
  • Edit/copy-edit articles.
  • Aid in conceptualization and design of
  • Prepare and upload content to Siafu website.
  • Develop and undertake online outreach campaign.

Executive Committee member & Outreach coordinator, Canadian Federation of Students – Quebec
Montreal, QC, 2003 – 2006

  • Quebec Secretary-Treasurer (2003-2004); Provincial Chairperson (2004-2005); Research and Outreach Coordinator (2005-2006).
  • Oversee administrative tasks and budgeting of the organization.
  • Research, draft and present policy papers and briefs.
  • Represent organization at public events, conferences and meetings, including with government officials.
  • Organize grassroots mobilization campaigns for accessible education.
  • Coordinate internal and external communications.
  • Represent the organization in the media.


Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, 2001–2005

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major in Journalism, minor in Political Science


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