Eric Mutrie | Writer and editor
Eric Mutrie | Writer and editor

Resume

Resume

/ EXPERIENCE

Managing Editor, Sharp Magazine

July 2017 – Present | Toronto 

  • Work with the EIC and art team to develop compelling content for each issue

  • Pitch, research, write, and edit stories about culture, travel, food & drink, design, tech, and health

  • Recent features include interviews with architect Bjarke Ingels and actor Oscar Isaac

  • Manage the magazine’s production schedule, enforce deadlines, and oversee all final proofing

  • Represent the publication at events; liaise with major brands to balance advertiser and audience needs

Freelance Writer

May 2015 – Present | Toronto 

  • Profile architecture, urban developments, and designs of distinction for Azure and S/ magazines

  • Write award submissions and project proposals for several boutique architecture firms

Associate Editor, Designlines Magazine

April 2014 – July 2017 | Toronto 

(Previously: Assistant Editor, April 2014 – June 2016)

  • Wrote all copy for the front and back of book, covering design trends, store openings, and local events

  • Assisted with assigning, editing, and writing display for feature stories, plus conceptualizing and executing photo shoots

  • Managed the magazine’s website; ran social media accounts; produced a weekly e-newsletter

  • Introduced speakers and conducted Q&As at events including Toronto’s Interior Design Show

Marketing and Communications Specialist, B+H Architects

November 2013 – April 2014 | Toronto

  • Managed editorial content on the architecture firm’s website

  • Wrote copy for print proposals and award submissions; prepared presentations

Web Broadcast Associate, Business News Network

August 2013 – November 2013 | Toronto

  • Edited segments; updated website; managed social media accounts; produced a daily e-newsletter

Administrative Assistant, Ubriety Inc.

January 2012 – September 2012 | Montreal

  • Wrote project proposals, plus copy for clients’ webpages and print advertisements

Editorial Intern, Maisonneuve Magazine

September 2011 – May 2012 | Montreal

  • Assisted with issue production (fact-checking and copy editing); wrote reviews of exhibitions at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Editorial Intern, Spacing Magazine

September 2010 – May 2011 | Toronto

  • Wrote a regular web column about the history of local streets; chose a selection of topical news stories to summarize in daily morning Headlines blog posts


/ VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Architecture Tour Guide, Toronto Society of Architects

May – October 2018 | Toronto

  • Led Sunday tours of University Avenue, telling the stories behind its evolution and notable buildings

Communications Coordinator, My Virtual Dream

June – October 2013 | Toronto

  • Promoted Baycrest’s Nuit Blanche installation, which used a special headset to translate brain activity into abstract projections


/ EDUCATION

University of King's College Bachelor of Journalism | 2012 – 2013

  • Wrote, recorded, and edited news segments for radio and television

  • Worked as editor of the 72-page first issue of The Eddy, a mock lifestyle magazine created from scratch in six weeks

University of Toronto - Victoria College BA, Architectural Design, Human Geography | 2007 – 2011

Field Studies:

  • Spent six weeks in Berlin studying the city’s cultural transformation

  • Spent one week in New York studying the impact of new urban developments such as the High Line

Features Editor, The Strand | 2010 - 2011

  • Managed student contributors and oversaw their pitches, their writing progress, and all final edits

  • Awarded the 2011 Arthur Irwin Award in recognition of a travel feature discussing new attitudes towards tourism