My name is Anton Zuiker.

For more than 30 years, I have demonstrated professional and managerial leadership in magazine journalism, editorial production, publication design and institutional communication.

My proven abilities include a broad range of reporting, writing, public speaking, event planning, issues consulting and team building. I have excelled at new media and social networking strategies.

I value collaboration, community, conversation and narrative. I have traveled far and wide, learned to be observant of culture and place, and delighted in seeing ideas bloom.

Highlights of my work history follow.

Current employment

Duke University Department of Medicine

Durham, NC June 2010 - ongoing Director of Communications

Graduate studies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Aug 2002 - May 2004 Park M.A. Fellow Studied reporting of infectious diseases in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Public Health. Creator of, webmaster for The Fifth Estate online magazine, founder of and coordinator for Narratives of HIV series of events and the Weblogs in Journalism seminar. I was also a lab instructor for an e-publishing course.

Past Professional Experience

Duke University Health System

Durham, NC August 2007 - June 2010 Manager, Internal Communications

Carolina Population Center

Chapel Hill, NC March 2005 - August 2007 Sr. Publications & Communications Research Associate on the MEASURE Evaluation project funded by USAID

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

June 2004 - March 2005 News Editor

Northern Ohio Live Magazine, Cleveland, OH

Jan 2001 - Dec 2002 Columnist – Inventing the Future Wrote monthly column about innovation in Northern Ohio; awarded first place for best medical/science reporting for 2002 by Society of Professional Journalists. Archives online at

EmployOn, Inc., Euclid, OH

Nov 2000 - July 2001 Web Content Editor Wrote and edited marketing, sales and site copy for this online recruiting solutions company., Streetsboro, OH

Jan - Aug 2000 Assistant Editorial Director Managed editorial team for this how-to web site. Extensive Internet research and web usage.

U.S. Peace Corps, Republic of Vanuatu

Dec 1997 - Oct 1999 Volunteer; training coordinator Served as school teacher and community development worker, and PC newsletter editor.

Northern Ohio LIVE Magazine, Cleveland, OH

Sept 1995 - Nov 1997 Editor, April ‘97-Nov ‘97; Managing Editor, March ‘96-April ‘97; Associate Editor, Sept ‘95-March ‘96 Rose to become editor of the monthly regional arts, events and culture magazine.

Small Business News, Lakewood, OH

Dec 1994 - Sept 1995 Production Assistant, April ‘95-Sept ‘95; Research Assistant and Reporter, part-time Dec ‘94-April ‘95

Hawaii Medical Service Association (BC/BS), Honolulu, HI

Sept 1992 - June 1994 Staff Writer, Island Scene Magazine, Jan ‘93-June ‘94; Corporate Staff Writer, Sept ‘92-June ‘94


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Aug 2002-May 2004 M.A. Mass Communication (Medical Journalism)

John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

Aug 1988-May 1992 B.A. Communications

Contact me

Anton Zuiker 723 Smith Level Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27516 919.724.4220/

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