Duane Rollins

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Duane Rollins
Freelance writer with more than 10 years experience.

Journalism Work History
November 2011 – current
Columnist – theScore Footy Blog
I provide a by-weekly column to theScore’s Footy Blog, the official soccer blog of theScore television network. The column focuses on the Canadian national teams, Toronto FC, the Montreal Impact and the Vancouver Whitecaps as well as general issues surrounding the game in Canada.

November 2010 – current
Managing editor – Canadian Soccer News
In November 2010 I was part of a team that launched CanadianSoccerNews.com, a Web site that aims to be the site of record for Canadian soccer. During that time, we have broken several high profile stories. I am the primary writer for the site and act as its beat writer for Toronto FC. The site receives about 800,000 page views a month.
May 2008 – current
Co-host – It’s Called Football
I am the co-host of the three-time weekly professional podcast It’s Called Football, which covers North American soccer at all levels. The podcast has about 17,000 subscribers on iTunes and each episode is typically downloaded about 12,000 times. We have interviewed some of the biggest names in North American soccer.

May 2008 – current
Freelance writer – Various
I have been published in several different publications during the last three years. In addition to sports, I have written about music, social media, the environment and travel.

March 2007 – May 2008
Journalist – Turtle Island News
I was a general reporter working on the Six Nations reserve. During that time I had the opportunity to cover the Caledonia land claim dispute, which required me to report from tense and developing situations.

April 2006 – June 2006
Sports reporter, Guelph Mercury, Guelph, Ont.
I wrote about two articles a night, to deadline. Additionally, I took photographs to compliment my stories.

March - April 2006
Sports reporter, St. Catharines Standard, St. Catharines, Ont.
I spent four weeks as a sports reporter in a daily newspaper environment. I had approximately 20 articles published. I was assigned a variety of stories, including deadline writing, enterprise reporting and profiles.

Blogging Experience
June 2008 – May 2009
Contributor, Out of Left Field, Ottawa, Ont.
Run by Yahoo! Canada junior hockey blogger Neate Sagar, the general interest blog Out of Left Field primarily focuses on Canadian sporting issues, giving particular attention to amateur sports

Sept. 2008 – November 2010
Publisher, The 24th Minute, Toronto, Ont.
The 24th Minute covered Toronto FC and Canadian soccer. At its peak, it received about 1,500 unique visitors a day. The blog was retired when Canadian Soccer News was launched.

Canadian blog awards – Best sports blog, The 24th Minute, 1st place
Canadian blog awards – Podcaster of the year, It’s Called Football, 1st place

New Brunswick Community College, Woodstock, N.B.
Diploma in Journalism

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ont.
Bachelor of Arts, Geography
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing