Suzanne Pekow
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SUZANNE B. PEKOW
suzannepekow@suzannepekow.com

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Journalism, New York University, December 2007
Bachelor of Music, Music Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2003

EXPERIENCE

AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA'S AMERICAN RADIO WORKS, St. Paul, MN, September 2010-Present
A nationally broadcast documentary radio program.
Assistant Producer
  • Coordinate the production of education-focused documentaries.
  • Produce a weekly podcast looking at ideas in 21st century education.
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO'S "MIDMORNING" PROGRAM, St. Paul, MN, June 2010-May 2011
A 2-hour daily call-in news and public affairs talk show heard across Minnesota and surrounding region.
Assistant Producer
  • Pitched show ideas
  • Booked guests
  • Directed the show on a rotating basis - included screening phone calls and overseeing the board operator and newscaster.

AMERICAN RADIO WORKS, St. Paul, MN, October 2009-June 2010
A nationally broadcast documentary radio program produced by American Public Media.
Researcher, New Deal Cataloging Project
  • Initiated the assemblage of a historical database of New Deal “alphabet projects” in the U.S.

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, St. Paul, MN, July 2009-October 2009
Interim Events Services Supervisor
  • Worked with the Director of Live Event Programs in the management of the Event’s budget
  • Worked with the Senior Producer, News and Culture Live Events in scheduling travel, hospitality, rental space and honorariums due for event programs.
  • Worked with the Director of Live Events and the Senior Producer of News and Culture Live Events to produce event audio for broadcast.
AMERICAN CRAFT EXPOSITION, Chicago, IL, June 2009-August 2009
One of the nation’s premier fine craft shows and a major fundraiser supporting breast and ovarian cancer care and research.
Managing Editor, ACE Blog
  • Created and maintained a blog that highlighting the work of American Craft Exposition artists, and trends in breast and ovarian cancer research.
AMERICAN RADIO WORKS, St. Paul, MN January 2008-July 2009
A nationally broadcast documentary radio program produced by American Public Media.
Intern
  • Logged interviews and archival material for preproduction of documentaries
  • Did background research for various documentaries in progress
  • Proposed story and project ideas at weekly meetings
  • Assisted other units of American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio as needed
WORD FOR WORD, St. Paul, MN May 2008-August 2008
A weekly national program that featured interesting and timely speeches by newsmakers from all over the world.
Production Assistant
  • Along with the producer, selected which speech would air each week.
  • Worked with host and producer to edit host copy.
  • Laid up host tracks, speech, theme music and credits in ProTools and edited session for final mix.
MARKETPLACE, New York, NY October 2007-December 2007
A public radio program focused on business news and features, with over 8.1 million unique listeners per week.
Intern, NY Bureau
  • Researched upcoming business news stories and features
  • Collected sound for reporters
  • Facilitated in-studio interviews
  • Proposed freelance features
METRO Magazine, Minneapolis, MN June 2007-Septempber 2007
A monthly lifestyle magazine considered the “ultimate guide” to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area.
Web Intern
  • Helped web editor redesign the magazine’s web site to make it more current and competitive with other local city guide publications.
KFAI COMMUNITY RADIO, Minneapolis, MN June 2007-September 2007
A volunteer-based, listener-supported community radio station that broadcasts news, arts and entertainment programming to the Twin Cities area.
News Reporter
  • Reported and produced feature news stories, briefs and hourly news updates.
NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY January 2007 – May 2007
“All the news that’s fit to print” now extends far beyond the printed page. The Times Continuous News Department produces all content for the newspaper’s website, including video and audio material.
Production Intern, New York Times Radio
  • Assisted in production of “Backstory,” a daily podcast conversation with Times reporters.
LANGUAGES
French (proficient) and German (basic skills)

MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE
Multimedia editing software: Pro Tools, Avid, Sound Slides, Adobe Audition, ENPS, DCART
Recording devices: Various flash drive recorders, hard drive recorders DAT machines, Sony MiniDisc recorder, Mini DV Cameras, and a variety of microphones

Other computer skills: Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, HTML basic knowledge

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