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Craig Sauer

Storyteller

I've worked as a journalist and communicator for more than a decade covering everything from cops and courts to sports. Currently, I work writing about the credit union movement. I tell stories with multimedia skills including video and audio production, photography, and web design. I am fascinated with the space program, baseball, and penguins. I live in Madison, Wis.

RESUME

Education

  • 2001 - 2005

    Ripon College

    History, Political Science, Communications

    Served as the editor-in-chief of the Ripon College Days (student newspaper) and general manager of RCTV (student television club).

  • 2003

    American University

    Washington Semester Program

    Attended journalism-focused course that included meeting legends such as Helen Thomas, Sam Donaldson and Seymour Hersh in Washington, D.C.

Employment

  • 2012-PRESENT

    Credit Union National Association

    Senior Editor

    Wrote for the B2B publication Credit Union Magazine as well as supported various strategic planning and research publications for credit unions in Madison, Wis. Also produced video projects and oversaw the creation of several publication apps.

  • 2006-2017

    Portage Daily Register

    Reporter, Correspondent

    Coordinated city government coverage for this award-winning daily newspaper in Portage, Wis.

  • 2009-2012

    The Independent Register

    Sports Reporter

    Covered prep sports in the Brodhead School District, including a run by the Broadhead-Juda football team to the state championship at Camp Randall.

  • 2007-2009

    WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network

    Public Policy Producer, Web Producer, Production Assistant

    Produced public affairs programming for a statewide audience. Interviewed top state officials and legislators while working at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Worked extensively on the network's Campaign 2008 coverage. Encouraged adoption of social media and bolstered the network's website.

  • 2006-2007

    The Forest Republican

    Managing Editor

    Managed a small staff to produce a high-quality weekly newspaper covering four school districts and two Native American reservations. Completed a major design overhaul.

  • 2004

    Ripon College, Office of College Relations

    Assistant

    Wrote press releases and assisted in the production of the Ripon College alumni magazine.

Skills

As a liberal arts-educated individual, I believe in having a well-rounded set of skills and enjoy opportunities to tackle diverse projects.

  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WRITING
  • VIDEO PRODUCTION
  • PODCASTING
  • WEB DESIGN
  • SOCIAL MEDIA

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