Jon Meerdink

Perrysburg, Ohio, US 1:51 PM (EDT) Local Time

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About Jon Meerdink

My voice has been described as warm, authoritative, approachable, and friendly. With a background in broadcast journalism, I know what it's like to have to produce quality work in short order, and I bring those same standards and skills to the voiceover world. Consider me for your next voiceover project!

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (North American), English

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

North American, US General American (GenAm), US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota)

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Voice Over Skills

Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

less than 24 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

AKG P220

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition

Special Equipment

soundproofing, Behringer 802 mixer

Service Overview

Voice Over

I have a professional background in radio news journalism, podcasting, and voiceover work and I'll combine that background into whatever voiceover configuration you need.

Your project is all about you, and I understand that you're hiring me to make you look good. I will do whatever it takes to get your voiceover to exactly where you need it to be.

I will work quickly and efficiently and communicate in a timely manner. Your project success is my number one goal.

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Voice Over Experience

News Anchor/Reporter

620 WTMJ • Permanent Full-time

Mar 2013 - Dec 2015

I worked as a jack-of-all-trades for 620 WTMJ, Wisconsin's largest radio station, anchoring newscasts, leading our news coverage of our biggest stories, and serving as a fill-in host for both our morning and afternoon drive time shows. I also hosted a show of my own every Saturday morning.

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Content Developer

GP Strategies • Permanent Part-time

Jan 2016 - Sep 2016

I developed, wrote, and edited content for e-learning courses. This process included synthesizing information from a variety of background sources, including internal company documents, other training materials, and new course requirements. I also edited training videos and wrote and voiced scripts for training videos.

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Podcast Producer

Indiana University • Permanent Part-time

Jan 2016 - Sep 2016

I helped launch the official Indiana University podcast and worked behind the scenes to help the show run smoothly. My responsibilities included identifying guests, scheduling interviews, preparing background materials, overseeing the recording process, and editing and distributing the completed show. I also provided voice voiceover support as needed.

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Internet Communications Manager

Indiana University • Permanent Part-time

Sep 2016 - Mar 2018

At Indiana University Press, I oversaw all internet-related communications. This included managing our social media profiles, writing and planning regular email marketing campaigns, and creating written and video content for the Indiana University Press blog. As a part of that work, I created video ads for our upcoming new releases, voicing the ads as necessary. I also managed the Indiana University Press website and helped it through an aesthetic redesign during my time there.

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Content Specialist

Communica • Permanent Full-time

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

At Communica, I wrote whatever needed writing. This included regular blog posts for a core group of clients, expert-level whitepapers, press releases. and even long-form journalism-style content for trade publications. I also consulted on social media strategy and video content for a variety of our clients. As my title suggested, I was truly a content specialist, though I was never limited to one particular style or form of content.

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Editor in Chief and Podcast Host

The Power Sweep • Self-employed

Jul 2016 - Present

I founded The Power Sweep with my college friend, Gary Zilavy. Since 2016, we've grown our site into one of the top Green Bay Packers blogs on the internet. We've also launched Blue 58, a companion podcast, which I host. Through blog articles and podcast episodes, we work to help fans of the Packers understand their favorite team in a deeper, more comprehensive way.

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Content Development Manager

The University of Toledo • Permanent Full-time

Nov 2019 - Present

Working in the marketing and communications department, I handle just about all of our written content in some way, shape, or form. As a writer, I help our partners throughout the University tell the most compelling stories possible to their target audiences. As a proofreader and editor, I make sure every piece we put to print is immaculately punctuated and grammatically precise. I also contribute voice talent for UToledo radio spots and for a university podcast.

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Jon is a high-character guy with a strong work ethic and immense talent. In the two years I worked with him, Jon consistently stood out as a model employee." -Erik Bilstad, News Director

620 WTMJ

Jon was one of the most eager learners and enthusiastic co-workers I had the pleasure to work with during my 15 years in radio news. He has a voice made for radio, but also the skills to back it up. He's a great guy, which makes him fun to work with. I can't recommend Jon and his professional abilities enough." -Jodi Becker Tonarelli

620 WTMJ

In my working with Jon at WJVL I can honestly say that he is a true professional. And has added a sense of great accountability and respect to the WJVL News department. Jon is also a great co-worker as his in office demeaner make him a pleasure to work with on a daily basis." -Greg Hanthorn

99.9 WJVL

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