Resume

Luis Antonio Perez – LinkedIn


Radio Experience

Radio Host-Producer …………………..………………….  2007 – 2015
Chicago Public Media, Chicago, IL

Lead Producer Morning News Talk ………………………..…………………………….…. (2014-2015)
The Morning AMp on Vocalo M-F 8a-10a

Host-Producer Afternoon Public Affairs Talk Show.……….…………………………… (2007-2014)
The Vocalo Overdrive M-F 4p-6p

  • Hosting: Conduct interviews, moderate discussion, audio engineer, fire audio from DAD system, generate segment ideas.
  • Producing: Generate story ideas, research and book guests, research and produce daily news segment, develop recurring segments, organize and edit feature stories, conduct pre-interviews.
  • Social Media: Managed live audience interaction and engagement through phone-ins and social media Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  • Audio: Edit/mix/level show elements including pre-show audio clips, pre-recorded interviews, and post show audio.
  • Web: Write copy and edit copy for website, soundcloud, blog, and social media.
  • Additional Tasks:
  • Substitute morning host, participate in institutional editorial meetings, manage interns, develop recurring segments, produce promos, underwriting traffic oversight.
  • Produce and host monthly Live events.
  • Teach community radio storytelling workshops. 

Managing Director (Interim)………………………..………………………………………….. (3 mos. 2013)

*Served interim role while Director on medical leave

  • Managed team of 7 host-producers producing 46 weekly hours of live programming.
  • Prepared reports and delivered presentations on updates for executive staff.
  • Implemented operational plan to meet quarterly goals in technology, grants, and innovation areas.
  • Analyzed primary audience survey/research data to advise on strategic plan.
  • Expanded director relationships with senior management, board of directors, and advisory board.

Related Public Radio Experience

Host, NPR’s Latino USA ….………………………………………………. Episode #1320 – May 2013
Substitute host for Maria Hinojosa

Host/Producer – Vocalo on WBEZ ………………………………………………………….. 2011-2015
Substitute host and producer for weekend programming on WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago

Board of Director, Association of Independents in Radio……………..… Feb 2015 – present
Member of the Executive Committee for non-profit organization

Mentor/New Voices Captain ……….………………………………………………….… 2012 & 2013
PRPD Atlanta, GA – 2012
TCIAF Chicago, IL – 2013
Mentor, guide, and facilitator for first time early-career public radio conference attendees

Media Arts Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts ……………..……………………..… 2014
Reviewed over 50 applications to give recommendations for grant awards

Video Production Experience

Independent Film Production, 7 feature films, 30 shorts …………………. 2003-2009

*Below is a chronological non-comprehensive list of select film projects with credited roles

  • Assistant Director  – Devil In My Ride
    (2009 short dir. Gary Michael Schultz) 2009
  • 2nd Assistant Director – Tripp
    (2008 short dir. Alexander Rojas) 2008 
    Slamdance Film Festival Official Selection
  • Producer – Rhyme Spitters 4
    (2007 feature)
  • Production Manager – soulMaid
    (2007 feature) 2007 
    Reeling Film Festival Official Selection 
  • Associate Producer – Rhyme Spitters 3
    (2006 feature) 
    Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival Official Selection
  • Lead Actor – Common Senses
    (2006 feature) 2006
  • Associate Producer – Rhyme Spitters 2
    (2005 feature) 2005 
    Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival Honorable Mention
  • Screening Coordinator – Rhyme Spitters
    (2004 feature)
  • Cinematographer/Editor – Brushfires [Ch. 4]
    (2004 feature) 
    Seattle LGBT Film Festival Official Selection
  • Actor – The Beanie General
    (2004 short) Best Actor Award
  • Writer  – The Writing’s on The Wall
    (2004 short) 2004
  • Cinematographer/Editor – The Cliffhanger [Ch. 6]
    (2003 feature) 2003

Education

Columbia College Chicago ………………………..……………………………………… 2013-2015
B.A. in Arts Management, summa cum laude

Skills

REAPER DAW • Sony Vegas Pro • ENCO Sys DAD Digital Radio Automation • Pro Tools • Audition • Canon 6D • PC • Mac • Lightroom • Photoshop CS • Final Cut Pro • WordPress • Tumblr • HTML • Twitter • Facebook • Snapchat • Soundcloud • Google Analytics • Spanish speaking/writing

Awards

2015 AIR Entrepreneurial Fellow, 2009 Indiana SPJ First Prize – Best Coverage of Minority Issues, First Prize – Best Public Affairs Programming, 2008 Indiana SPJ Second Prize – Election Coverage

Other Work Experiences

Office Manager ……………………………….………….…………………………………….. 2005-2007
Fortune Metals (Electronics Recycling Company), Naperville, IL

  • Managed all account payable and account receivable for small LLC.
    (25 employees $1 mil – $2 mil revenue)
  • Managed Human Resources (tax forms, benefits, on-boarding) and payroll for employees
  • Prepared weekly financial reports and analysis for president and major clients
  • Mediated employee concerns, suggestions, and needs
  • Coordinated and led periodic OSHA training

Customer Service Representative ………………………………………………..…… 2002-2005
Abt Electronics (Consumer electronics and appliance retailer), Glenview, IL

  • Customer facing and telephone customer service representative.
  • BBB award winning customer service service team.
  • Assisted customers with various questions about or issues with consumer electronics or appliance purchases.
  • Served as shift leader for evening part-time
  • Trained new staff

Shipping Clerk …………………………………………..……………………………………….. 2000-2002
United Postal Service, Chicago, IL

  • Customer facing service representative at Chicago hub
  • Delivered lost customer packages at for pick-up
  • Operated POS system and proprietary tracking scanner for deliveries
  • Improved waiting area by successfully lobbying for aesthetic changes and installation of television