Jonathan utilizes his experience in media, political science research and academia to assist clients at McMillan Vantage.
Jonathan brings a deep understanding of working with and for Canada’s broadcast media. He was a production Assistant at Accessible Media Inc., mainly responsible for writing scripts, editing and some technical responsibilities. A highlight of his time was covering the 2013 Liberal leadership convention. While working towards his undergraduate degree, Jonathan also spent time as a host for The Filibuster, a political radio program on CKCU 93.1 FM, where he was responsible for researching story ideas, providing commentary on current political events and conducting interviews.
At McMillan Vantage, Jonathan supports our government relations and communications files. His strong voice, writing style, and editorial eye allows our clients tell impactful stories to the most appropriate audience. He continues to integrate his taste for politics and public policy into his work through his abilities in policy research, preparing briefings and always keeping a sharp eye on what is happening in government. His interest in policy and messaging builds from his time working at Canopach, a New York City-based consultancy where he focused on policy research and communications support.
Jonathan holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, where his research focused on the relationship between religion and political populism in Canada. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Political Science from Carleton University with a minor in history, and a diploma in media and television from Algonquin College.