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Miriam Shaviv

Tel: 020-8444-9437 Email: miriam@miriamshaviv.com Website: www.miriamshaviv.com

D.O.B: 24 August, 1976 / Citizenship: British, Canadian (Relocated to London on marriage)


§       Trained journalist with versatile experience as writer, editor and proof-reader in print and online – including senior positions as innovative and very successful Literary Editor of The Jerusalem Post and Managing Editor of business website; excellent references

§       Strategic thinker, flexible and multi-skilled; track record of excellence in positions of responsibility, vision and successful project implementation


February 2007– present

Comment and Letters Editor, The Jewish Chronicle


July 2005 – January 2007

Chief Copy Editor, The Jewish Chronicle


June 2004 – June 2005

Communications Manager, Harrow Primary Care Trust

§       Significantly improved internal communications by raising standards of staff magazine and newsletter, initiating regular staff updates on important issues and initiating programme of regular meetings between Directors and frontline staff

§       Significantly improved external communications by raising standards of patient magazine, Annual Report, Patient Prospectus and patient leaflets, and considerably raising profile of PCT in local media

§       Developed and maintained PCT website

§       Initiated and coordinated successful awards ceremony for outstanding staff

§       Directed Assistant Communications Manager


Nov. 2002 – Feb. 2004

Literary Editor, Jerusalem Post

§       Completely revamped weekly literary section, eliminating wire copy, making pages less parochial and more timely, and recruiting internationally renowned reviewers

§       Initiated and executed 24-page quarterly literary supplement, including original fiction, book excerpts, author profiles and reviews

§       Responsible for commissioning articles, editing for content, style and grammar, photo selection, coordination of layout team, proofreading, supervision of deputy Literary Editor.


Oct. 2001 – Oct. 2002

Senior Feature Writer, Jerusalem Post

§       Regularly covered breaking stories for weekend paper

§       Many cover stories and articles on government committees, Knesset reporting, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, health, culture, religious issues, social issues, women, education, finance, media, profiles


Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2001

Managing Editor, Digital Israel business website, Jerusalem Post

§       Helped design and trouble-shoot website

§       Responsible for writing and posting latest business news updates throughout the day

§       Initiated and conducted daily radio interview with leading businessmen on jpostradio.com

§       Responsible for hiring and managing interns


Sept. 1999 – Aug. 2000

Communications Coordinator, Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO), Toronto, Canada

§       Sat on numerous lay committees and was an active participant and adviser

§       Completely redesigned monthly newsletter to members, making pages more lively and informative; responsible for writing, editing and layout of product

§       Helped coordinate province-wide advertising campaign

§       Responsible for internal communications, press-releases, revision of Association’s publicity material



Regular freelance correspondent with by-line, The Jerusalem Report

§       Includes articles on Jewish refugees in Canada, profile of Toronto’s Mayor Lastman, post-Zionism in Winnipeg and various book reviews



 Other Relevant Experience:

2003 – present

Regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Quarterly, Canadian Jewish News, The Forward and New Jersey Jewish News


Regular volunteer for Hineni soup kitchen, Jerusalem


Regular volunteer for Yachad, organization for mentally and physically challenged youths and young adults


Editor, Dateline, Montreal student publication distributed in campuses throughout Canada

§       Responsible for recruiting writers, planning, editing, layout and distribution of journal

Summer 1997

Intern, The Jerusalem Report, Jerusalem, Israel

§       One of few interns to continue writing for publication after end of internship


Intern and volunteer, Spectrum Radio, London, England


Intern, BBC television newsrooms, London, England


  Awards and Scholarships:


2000 JDC Smolar Student Journalism Award (US$1,000)


James McGill full student scholarship, McGill University




McGill University, Montreal, Canada. B.A. Hons (1st Class), major in English Literature. GPA 3.52 / Honours thesis on poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins


Attended high school in UK and Sydney, Australia (Tertiary Entrance Rank 99.35, school ranking #1 in all courses)


References: Available upon request



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