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Writer, Photographer, Podcaster

About Me

Hello, my name is Calissa Kirilenko and I am a writer, photographer, and podcaster. My passion is storytelling, whether it be through an image, an article or an interview, I love creating and sharing stories with the world because I believe that is what brings us together. I am a graduate of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute and have a Bachelor of Arts in Media Production from Ryerson University. My experience in media ranges from publicity, marketing, publishing, and film production. 


Work Experience


Picosphere - Marketing Agency

Social Media Editor

Wrote engaging and creative copy for fourteen social accounts on Facebook and Instagram, posting six days a week and ranging in content from auto dealerships, shoe retail, and an

app for parenting.


FOX Feature Film "Antlers"

Assistant to Executive Producer

Worked closely with publicity, helping prepare press

photoshoots with actors, EPK interviews, and ensured that all writers,producers, and FOX executives were welcomed to

the set accordingly.


Penguin Random House 

Publicity Intern

Planned Book Launches for various fiction and non-fiction titles, created media contact lists for galley mailings and escorted authors to press events. 


Film Group Production House

Production Assistant

Collaborated closely with clients, agencies, directors, and producers, transporting the team to scouts, production meetings, and set locations in an efficient manner.

Ground Glass Media - Unscripted Content Company

Intern, Research and Writing

Wrote descriptive and concise one-sheets, taglines, and pitches for shows, which were then delivered to networks such as TLC and National Geographic.



2018 / JULY

New York University - Summer Publishing Institute

Listened to panels from current industry executives, created magazines and book imprints which were presented to a panel and judged. Was the Marketing Director and Website Director for these projects.


Ryerson Chang School of Continuing Education


​Publishing: Trade Overview, Short Story Writing, Practical Grammar and Punctuation

2017 / JUNE

Ryerson University Graduate with Deans Honours in Media Production

Bachelor of Arts and Minor in English

Relevant Courses

​Legal Issues in Media, Writing for Factual and Reality TV, Production Management, Business of Producing, Directing and Performance, Dramatic Writing, Politics in Film


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