Zachary Kussin Multimedia Journalist and Editor

CV

Experience

Luxury Listings NYC (a publication of The Real Deal Magazine)
New York, NY
Reporter and Web Producer
July 2013-present

• Grow web coverage by reporting real estate features, including trends in design and celebrity home profiles

• Organize and publish the online version of the magazine using InDesign, Photoshop and WordPress

• Draw readers to our web content through social media promotion

The Real Deal Magazine
New York, NY
Web Producer
February 2012-July 2013

• Reported news on the New York real estate industry, including new lawsuits, large purchases and trends

• Aggregated other real estate news under tight deadlines to give our readers the most content

• Copyedited half-hourly web posts to ensure correct spelling, grammar and use of AP style

“Need to Know” on PBS
New York, NY
Web Intern
Summer 2011

• Covered topics in security, health, politics and environment through reporting and aggregation

• Used social media to promote new stories and to engage in dialogue with viewers

“The Local” Blog (in conjunction with The New York Times)
New York, NY
Multimedia Reporter
September 2010-May 2011

• Broke news on Fort Greene and Clinton Hill transportation issues

• Edited articles written by community contributors

• Took photos and produced videos to accompany articles

Newsweek International
New York, NY
Research and Reporting Intern
Summers 2008 and 2009

• Wrote political reports, fashion and art reviews, and travel tips for the magazine’s international edition

• Coordinated communication between correspondents, editors and layout staff

Freelance
New York, NY
Spring 2008-present

• Articles, photos and videos have appeared in Newsweek International, Newsweek.com, The New York Times Metro Section, “Need to Know” on PBS, Brooklyn Based, Policy Innovations, La Voz, and in the GET DOWN AIDS-awareness film festival

Education

City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY
M.A. Arts and Culture, December 2011

Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
B.A. Political Studies & Latin American and Iberian Studies, May 2009

Skills

Language: Spanish (highly proficient)
Software: Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, WordPress and Clickability CMS templates
Hardware: Proficient in Sony PD170, Canon 60D, Canon Rebel, FlipVideo Ultra, Marantz PMD660 and Marantz PMD620

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