SUSY BUCHANAN

Journalist Portfolio

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CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS

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SASQUATCH

April 2021

Researcher and field producer for Hulu docuseries.

UNTITLED DOCUSERIES

October 2020 - present

Researcher on an untitled docuseries in development.

OCEAN BLUE WORLD MAGAZINE

March 2020 - present

Writer/editor/copyeditor for a luxury lifestyle magazine with global distribution.

 
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Susy Buchanan


EXPERIENCE


IPC Productions

Researcher

October 2020 to present

  • Responsible for principal research on a project in development for a major streaming network.


Ocean Blue Magazine

Writer/copy editor

March 2020 to present

  • Responsible for the majority of content, including cover stories, for an international luxury lifestyle magazine. I also copy edit the entire magazine.


Mexico News Daily

Content contributor, columnist, April 2020 to November 2020

  • Wrote five stories five days a week for the preeminent English-language news site in Mexico, as well as a weekly column on news events in the state of Baja California Sur.

John Fabian Productions

Researcher, August 2019 to March 2020

  • Worked on Sasquatch as a researcher/field producer tasked with locating relatives of undocumented Mexican migrants killed in relation to marijuana cultivation.


Intelligence Report, Southern Poverty Law Center

Senior Editor, February 2017 to September 2019

  • Wrote and edited award-winning breaking news and feature stories for the nation’s premier blog/magazine covering political extremism and the radical right.

  • Assigned and edited all copy for Intelligence Report magazine (circulation 400,000).

  • Assigned and edited 80 posts a month for Hatewatch, a blog on political extremism that received up to 1 million hits a month during my tenure.

  • Managed 35+ staff, freelance reporters and photographers.

  • Invited expert speaker at international conferences on political extremism in Singapore and London.

  • Organized international law enforcement conferences on the radical right.

  • Attended major white supremacist events including Unite the Right in Charlottesville.


Anchorage Press

Editor, May 2014 to January 2017

  • Oversaw all editorial operations of a 40-page weekly newspaper. (20,000 circ.)

  • Assigned and edited all copy (20 - 25 stories per week).

  • Directed enterprise reporting.

  • Managed 35+ freelance reporters and photographers.

  • Recruited, mentored and supervised interns.

  • Oversaw social media and multimedia projects.

  • Conceptualized and executed special issues.


Alaska Humanities Forum

Grant Program Director, June 2012 to May 2014 

  • Total grant funds managed exceeded $750,000.

  • Instituted a new fundraising database.

  • Oversaw major national Smithsonian traveling exhibit.

  • Traveled extensively throughout the state promoting AKHF grant programs and attending and presenting at related conferences. 

  • Directed social media.

 

CONTACT

334 245 4311

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