Susanne Bernard

Freelance Journalist, Multimedia & Video Producer

Curriculum Vitae

Mein Lebenslauf in Deutsch

Susanne Bernard

Susanne Bernard-Auf der Maur

I was born in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland, and I grew up there. I currently live in Wallisellen near Zurich.

Personal & Professional Profile

I gained an interest in filming and video at the age of about 15. My filming and editing skills are self-educated. I have an educational background in life science (Bachelor of Science in Biology) and journalism (Master of Arts in Journalism), and I attended classes at the University of California Los Angeles.

For the past years, I've been working as a free-lance journalist, video producer and video editor. I've also created web content like blog posts.

Technical Skills

I'm familiar with both Mac OS X & Windows operating systems and I can handle all common applications. For video editing and DVD authoring, I rely on Mac-based systems with applications like Final Cut Pro (7 or X), DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Photoshop or Motion. In web publishing, I've been using different Content Management Systems. I know the basics of theme development for WordPress as well as some HTML and CSS. When it comes to computers, I'm usually a fast learner. And I can type fluently.

Final Cut Pro 7 & X

Very Good

Adobe Premiere Pro

Good

Adobe Photoshop

Good

DVD Studio Pro

Good

WordPress Theme Development

Basic

HTML & CSS

Basic

Language Skills

My mother tongue is the Swiss German dialect. I'm fluent in German and English. My knowledge of French is good, and I have basic knowledge of the Spanish language. I can understand Luxembourgish.

German

Fluent

English

Fluent

French

Very Good

Spanish

Basic

Other Skills

Certified Diver since 2005

Driving License since 1997

Work Experience

Freelance Journalist, Video Producer, Video Editor, Blogger

  • Period: April 2017 (Video Producer since 1993) - present
  • Job type: Freelance

Different kinds of jobs in the field of TV, Video, Multimedia and Text

  • Production for TV and Corporate Video
  • Website development & creating web content (articles, videos)
  • Editing , Camerawork, DVD Authoring

Multimedia Journalist

Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen SRF

  • Period: June 2016 - March 2017
  • Job type: Full-Time / Part-Time

Multimedia journalist for SRF's science program “Einstein” / SRF Kultur Online (“Wissen”)

Freelance Journalist, Video Producer, Video Editor, Blogger

  • Period: 2013 - May 2016
  • Job type: Freelance

Different kinds of jobs in the field of TV, Video, Multimedia and Text

  • Production for TV and Corporate Video
  • Website development & creating web content (blog posts, videos)
  • Editing , Camerawork, DVD Authoring

Journalist

Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen SRF

  • Period: 2009 - 2013
  • Job type: Part-Time

Duties consisted of

  • assisting with and co-producing Swiss Television's travel program "Fernweh" and other TV shows
  • working as a video journalist and web editor
  • doing research on a variety of topics

Web Editor

Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen

  • Period: 2009 (4 months)
  • Job type: Part-Time

Editing web site content for Swiss Television's travel program "Fernweh"

Internship: Web Editor

Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen

  • Period: 2008 (3 months)
  • Job type: Full-Time

Editing web site content for Swiss Television's travel program "Fernweh"

Internship: Journalist

Deutsche Presseagentur dpa

  • Period: 2007 (1 month)
  • Job type: Full-Time

Internship with Deutsche Presseagentur Landesdienst Nord (Hamburg): local news reporting for print

Subtitle Editor

SWISS TXT AG

  • Period: 1999 - 2007
  • Job type: Part-Time

Closed caption subtitle editing of Swiss Television's news programs, sports programs, movies, TV series and TV shows

Education

Master of Arts in Journalism (2009)

MAZ - die Schweizer Journalistenschule / Hamburg Media School

2007 - 2009: Master of Arts in Journalism program MAZ - die Schweizer Journalistenschule & Hamburg Media School

Bachelor of Science in Biology (2007)

University of Zurich

2004 - 2007: Biology Studies, University of Zurich

Media Science & History Studies

University of Zurich

1996 - 1999: Media Science & History Studies, University of Zurich. No graduation.

High School Graduation: Matura, B type (1996)

Literargymnasium Ramibuhl

1990 - 1996: High School, B type (English & Latin), Literargymnasium Ramibuhl, Zurich

Education Abroad

2008 9 months Hamburg, Germany Hamburg Media School MA in Journalism program
2006 6 weeks United States University of California Los Angeles 1 Summer Session
2002 6 weeks United States University of California Los Angeles 1 Summer Session
2000 3 months United States University of California Los Angeles 2 Summer Sessions