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Paul J. Pelkonen 
570 44th St. Apt. 4 Brooklyn NY 11220
home: 718 435 0774, cell: 917 671 8407. ppelkonen@gmail.com.

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Paul J. Pelkonen
570 44th St. Apt. 4
Brooklyn NY 11220
Home Phone: (718) 435-0774. Cell: (917) 671-8407.
Email: ppelkonen@gmail.com
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Career Summary: I am a writer with five years staff experience and another twelve as a freelancer. I am a self-published author and the owner of the 
classical music blog Superconductor.

Objective: I seek a full-time position with editorial responsibilities.

Relevant Experience:
Editor, Superconductor Classical and Opera, Feb. 2007-Present
* Wrote, created and edited a classical music blog building readership of over 1,500 page views daily.
* Sold advertising to support the blog.
* Synergized relationships with Amazon.com and Google receiving revenue and support from both companies.
* Built strong relationships with major performing arts organizations both in New York and elsewhere.
* Designed all graphic headers and edited all photos appearing on Superconductor.
* Increased exposure and awareness of Superconductor brand through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Freelance Projects:

Writer, Playbill (Oct. 2012-Present.)

Contributing Writer, New York Times Global/International Herald Tribune (March 2005-July 2014.)

Contributing Writer, New York Daily News, July 2011-Jan. 2012.

Writer, Georgia Music (Sept. 2010-March 2012.)

Writer, Wizard Entertainment, (Jan. 2006-Jan. 2011.)

Writer, The Classical Review (Sept. 2012-Dec.2013)

Writer, Broken Window Books, Nov. 2005-May 2007.

Writer, Washington National Opera (March 2003-Jan. 2005.)

Writer, Stagebill Inc. New York, NY, February-August 2002.

Reviewer, Opera News, OperaNews.com. (New York, NY, Sept. 2000-March 2003)

Reviewer, Time Out New York New York, NY, (March 2000-Dec. 2004.)

Staff Experience: 

Docent, The Gates: A Project For Central Park (February 2005.)

Associate Editor, Citysearch.com, New York, NY, (Nov. 1996-March 2001.)

Achievements and Projects: 
* Researched, wrote, edited and produced features, listings, daily content and weekly newsletters.
* Established Citysearch as a recognized media brand.
* Wrote articles on opera, sports, classical music and fitness.
* Created original web features and profiles, supervising Citysearch’s first inter-market feature.
* Obtained and managed photo files and on-line database.
* Aided in editorial cleanup following database migrations.
* Participated in Citysearch Northeast rollout.

Education:
M.S., Print Journalism, Boston University, Boston MA, (Jan. 1996.)
B.A., History, Fordham University, (June 1994.)

Skills:
Creative, fast writer, able to write under pressure on a daily basis.
Detail-oriented editor with AP style and a strong command of the English language. 
Trained reporter: AP Style. 
Excellent phone skills, including phone interviews. 
Experienced researcher and interviewer.
Windows, Macintosh,(OS X) Macromedia DreamWeaver, Blog management software. Facebook, ILife, Twitter, Adobe Photoshop, SQL/Oracle database applications for content production and editing.


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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.