From day one at CTV News, I felt like I was being treated as a real chase producer. While obviously, I did have a trainer at the start –and fellow chase producers to guide me along the way– I was given journalistic independence almost immediately. From choosing and booking guests, pre-interviewing them and creating ‘chat pages’ in iNews along with questions, banner (headlines) and name keys, I felt I’ve had a chance to have editorial input throughout my entire experience at CTV.
Conversely, there were some instances where I had a lack of guidance and had to seek work by asking around whether anyone needed help completing their tasks. Ultimately though, there was no shortage of valuable work for me get my hands on at each shift I was there for, letting me sharpen both my skills and confidence!