Susie Hopper

Wayzata, MN USA

Professional Experience

Portfolio: Innovative, creative content creator and editor. Exemplary experience in the development and execution of successful, strategic content for top magazines, newspapers, and Fortune 500 agencies in digital, social media and print platforms. Proactive professional dedicated to interpreting client and audience needs. Quick-thinking, hands-on editor/writer with big-picture, problem-solving, marketing headset. Respected for working collaboratively and exceeding expectations.


30 Years
30 Years
Social Media
10 Years


Consumer Products
30 Years
30 Years
Home & Garden
30 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - National
30 Years
Marketing (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

35 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Hanley Wood Agency (10+), Harris Publications (10+), Midwest Home (10+), Minneapolis Star Tribune (10+), Prairie Style magazine (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Lowe's (10+), Meredith Corporation (10+), St. Jude Medical (1-2)

Technical Skills

Photo editing, design background, In Design, coordinating photo shoots, scouting, pitching, styling and assisting stylists and art directors on shoots. App development, project management, research skills, quick turnarounds.

Foreign Language Skills

some French

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, In Design, Windows, HTML


Laptop, digital camera, video, audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas

Passport, U.S. citizen


Jeanne Carpenter President, Perception-ink Minneapolis, Mn. 612-803-1282 (former colleague at The Star Tribune and Junior League member, has known me for 25 years) ! Rhonda Prast AME Online Kansas City Star 952-201-0000 (former colleague at The Star Tribune, has known me for 35 years) ! Kim Yeager Owner, Larknest Design and communications director for Flea Market Style Minneapolis, Mn. 612-803-1282 (former colleague at The Pioneer Press and The Star Tribune, has known me for 30 years) ! ??? Rik Lalim President, Rikochet LLC Minneapolis, Mn. 763-286-0315 (former business partner)


Best lifestyle section, best food section, best travel section, best arts and entertainment section for Penney-Missouri; James Beard Awards for best food section, best series and best special projects


Mediabistro, Binders of Women, National Association of Professional Women