Jim Merriam

Freelance Article Writer & Annual Report Writer

Location:Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Jim Merriam
R.R.2 Tara, ON
N0H 2N0

2001 – present: Columnist, The Sun Times and Landowner magazine.
2012 -– 2013: Communications consultant Grey Bruce Health Services
2008 – 2012: General Manger/Editor Shoreline Beacon, Port Elgin.
1992 – 2001: Editor - The Daily Sun Times & Publisher - Saugeen Newspapers, a group of five community newspapers serving rural Grey and Bruce.
1998 – 2001: Fighting Words co-host, CFOS Radio
1987 – 1992: Editor/Publisher – The Guelph Tribune, The Cambridge Times – Fairway Newspaper Group
1981 – 1987: Editor/Manager – The Chesley Enterprise, The Paisley Advocate, The Tara Leader
1962 – 81 Variety of editing and reporting positions in Ontario and Alberta.

Community Activities

Chair, Unified Board, Tara United Church
Secretary Rotary Club of Tara


Full term (nine years) Member Board of Directors and Communications Chair, Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.
Multi-year Member organizing committee, Ontario Newspaper Awards
President and past Executive Director of the Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians (GRACE).

Awards and Honours

Canadian Press Award for humour writing
Canada-wide winner of creative writing contest
Recognized by Prince Philip for work in challenged equestrian field.