Julie Beun’s 30-year career spans Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the United States, but she still calls Ottawa home.
After leaving Canada in the late 80s, she got her start in the newspaper and magazine industries in Australia, where she later became news editor for People magazine, health editor for Family Circle, foreign correspondent for the international Women’s Feature Service and regular contributor to Good Health. In Canada, she has written extensively for PostMedia newspapers nationally, Canadian Living, Readers Digest, Distinctive Women magazine, LUXE, Ottawa Citizen Style, enRoute, to name a few.
In broadcast, Julie cohosted Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV for several years, has made several appearances on CTV and is a regular commentator on 1310AM’s Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe. She has also written, produced and hosted a lifestyle documentary on South Korea.
As a marketing and communications consultant, she works for Hydropothecary medical marijuana, the Ingenium Foundation, the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival and Tartan Homes. She has created unique and highly visible publicity campaigns and leveraged her international network for RBC Bluesfest and Glowfair. She has done tour PR for Jane Siberry and Brandon Howard, as well as written bio material for several renowned singers, including Chantal Kreviazuk and Measha Brueggergosman.
Julie has written two books – one for renowned Arctic photographer Michelle Valberg – and is passionate about health, fashion, food and telling great yarns.
“People have two stories: the one they tell and the one they should be telling,” she says. “Often the latter is far more interesting and more extraordinary than they realize.” Her work can be found at www.jbeun.media.