journalist in Ottawa, ON, Canada
A seasoned professional in strategic communications, Ottawa’s Nick Gamache has spent more than 15 years in the Canadian media circles. He has spent the bulk of his career as a journalist and producer where he gained extensive experience in writing and performing for broadcasts as well as writing and editing online content. Now a Senior Advisor of Media Relations and Issues Management at Elections Canada, he provides strategic guidance for media and communications initiatives to senior directors.
Nick’s professional background includes work with CBC/Radio Canada, where he served as a reporter, writer/editor, producer and eventually senior producer for CBC’s political program, the House.
Nick also contributed to the planning coverage for the 2015 federal election, overseeing the creation of new digital-first infographics and a podcast focused on understanding polling. During this time, he was featured regularly on CBC programming, covering political topics and polling discussions including their key programme, the Pollcast. Having spent more than a decade as a member of the Canadian media in digital print, radio and television broadcasting, Nick developed a deep understanding of Canadian politics, public policy issues and the media’s part to play.
Carrying that interest and extensive journalistic knowledge forward, Nick took on his new role with Elections Canada. As a senior advisor at Elections Canada, he identifies internal and external issues with communications strategies as well as develops messaging to effectively communicate Elections Canada’s key messages. Nick delivers communications services under tight deadlines and in breaking news situations, while staying on top of emerging communications trends and finding ways to harness their potential, particularly in relation to social media.
Holding a BA in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Nick Gamache has advanced training in strategic communications, speech writing, sound editing, broadcast writing, web writing and editing as well as on-air performance. He is also fluently bilingual and holds Canadian reliability status. In his free time, he enjoys reading, sports, history, politics and writing fiction.