Deputy city editor at the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun
From summer intern to deputy city editor
Alison Mah first sank her teeth into journalism as an undergrad at the Ubyssey, the UBC’s student newspaper. That experience sparked a passion that would take her to Carleton’s Master of Journalism program, an editorial internship at Toronto Life, and finally to a full-time job at the Ottawa Citizen. There, she was promoted from a summer intern to a web editor to assistant city editor, and finally to her current role as deputy city editor — a high-pressure position where she assigns and oversees the newsroom’s roster of journalists. To manage stress, she recommends a daily mug of green tea and a huge desk-sized calendar to organize all your thoughts.