Resume

MARY K. SUSSMAN    susscommunications@att.net    (414) 352-8478

Highlights:  UW-Madison graduate student in journalism; editor/ reporter at MadisonCommons.org; freelance community newspaper reporter for seven years; reported on business, the arts, public health, Wisconsin politics, and education. Good interviewing, writing, editing, research and analytical skills; 20 experience as a legal assistant with a specialty in intellectual property law; adept at Microsoft Office Suite programs and Internet research; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Camera and video skills; knowledge of Soundslides, iMovie and FinalCut Pro, Audacity and Adobe Audition.

September 2012-present

University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI.  M.A. Protrack Journalism Student.  News writing; science specialty.

September 2012 – January 2013

Madison Commons.org; Madison, WI.  Reporter/Education Editor.  Reported on hyperlocal Madison news; edited education stories; recruited a community columnist.

2005 – 2012

Bay View Compass; Milwaukee, WisconsinWriter/Reporter.  Write feature and news stories.  Specialize in profiles of business owners, writers, artists, and religious figures in Bay View, Wisconsin.  Also general business reporting and movie reviews.

Riverwest Currents; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Writer/Reporter.  Covered Woodland Pattern Book Center for several years.  Covered programming, profiled Woodland Pattern staff and visiting poets and writers.  Cover business news in the Riverwest neighborhood in Milwaukee; reported on violence prevention and Wisconsin politics.

Education:

1979; 1984      B.A., Cum Laude (English Literature); M.A. (Creative Writing); City College of New York

Interests:

Movies, theater, contemporary literary fiction and poetry, art shows, museum exhibits, current events, local history, early Christianity, World War II, hiking, biking, cooking, home improvement, gardening, travel.

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