Jenny Jedeikin

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pr San Francisco, CA 94904 USA
Website: http://jennyjedeikin.com/
Contact

Professional Experience

Currently writing lifestyle & industry pieces for magazines and corporate clients–LinkedIn and U of Phoenix–and handling social media for a non-profit, I revel in spinning complex ideas about education, climate, careers and tech into engaging stories. From penning an original pop-quiz to writing an infographic celebrating our nation's parks, I deliver out-of-the-box content that you won’t find elsewhere. Experienced in SEO best practices, incl. keywords, metatags, titletags, and the like, two of my pieces won Marcom gold awards in 2013, and I received a Platinum Hermes Creative Award in 2014. I am writing video scripts for McGuire real estate and managing an environmental app. I can pull stories out of anyone with a mouth, and have interviewed celebrities like Chris Rock for Rolling Stone, but can also write a stunning profile of your CEO. I’m comfortable researching news topic & will happily deliver concise inspired prose way ahead of deadline. Try me.

Expertise

Content Editor (online)
16 Years
Reporter
25 Years
Writer
25 Years

Specialty

Education
20 Years
Environment & Nature
18 Years
Lifestyle
24 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
Online/new media
16 Years
Nonprofit
16 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

26 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

American Airlines In-flight magazine (3-5), Current TV (3-5), North Bay Bohemian (3-5), Oh Comely Magazine (1-2), Narrative.ly (1-2), Dot429 (1-2), Geez Magazine (1-2), Sustainable Industries Journal (1-2), The Advocate (1-2), Whole LIfe Times (1-2), The Bold Italic (1-2), Kiwi Magazine (3-5), Parent Guide (1-2), Phoenix Forward Online Magazine (10+), Air America Radio - Ecotalk (10+), San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine (6-10), Phoenix Focus Magazine (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

A Hundred Monkeys (10+), Act Now Productions (10+), Cool The Earth (10+), Linked In Talent Solutions (10+), McGuire Real Estate (10+), Medallion Media (10+), iCohere Technology (10+), Prosight Specialty Insurance (10+), Saatchi & Saatchi S (10+), Salesforce.com Blog (10+), The Apollo Group (10+), Today\\\\\\\'s Home Magazine (10+), Walmart World (6-10), Coldwell Banker (3-5), Parent Guide (1-2), Pogo Park (6-10)

Other Work History

Currently I am freelancing for Salesforce.com as a contracted brand journalist, as well as writing for University of Phoenix marketing publications. In the past I worked on the editorial staff at Rolling Stone magazine; I was also a segment producer on MTV's Jon Stewart Show, his first talk show on television..

Technical Skills

wordpress blogging, Managing Website production, facility with using CMS

Computer Skills

word, twitter, HTML, Facebook, salesforce, excel, wordpress

Equipment

laptop, audio recorder, transcriber, phone audio recorder, digital camera and video.

References

Carleen Cullen, Executive Director, Cool the Earth Louis Venezia, Creative Director, The Group Abby Wasserman, President, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts Debbie Friedman, Producer, Ecotalk, Air America Radio Betsy Rosenberg, Host, KCBS and Air America's Ecotalk Danny Altman, Creative Director, A Hundred Monkeys

Awards

Platinum Award from Hermes for content writing, 2014 Gold Award for Magazine Writing from Marketing Communications, 2013 http://marcomawards.com/

Work Samples

Range of Samples

(LinkedIn's Talent Solutions 5/4/2015)
As a contract writer for LinkedIn, I wrote this blogpost about Appster's hiring process.
(Phoenix Forward Magazine 9/25/2012)
An infographic I researched and wrote for University of Phoenix's Phoenix Forward, marketing magazine. This infographic won an Hermes Creative Award for excellence in 2013.
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 6/3/2013)
Feature article which covers the entire process from invention to market for the budding inventor.
(ProSight Specialty Insurance blog 4/4/2015)
For my client, ProSight specialty insurance, I write blogposts, which convey the brand messaging they desire.
(Salesforce 4/25/2013)
As a contract writer for Salesforce, I wrote this piece about cloud computing. Find out how government organizations are taking advantage of Salesforce Mobile Tools.
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 4/15/2014)
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 9/11/2011)
Three University of Phoenix Alumni recall how September 11, changed their lives.
(Enterprising Women Magazine 4/25/2016)
Profile of Business Woman of the Year, Kathy Kamei in Enterprising Women Magazine.

Education & Career Pieces

(LinkedIn's Talent Solutions 7/27/2015)
When it comes to discerning top talent, many professionals who conduct interviews for a living know that behavioral interview questions are superior. But they don't know the first thing about how to ask them.
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 8/15/2012)
(Phoenix Focus 6/8/2015)
A quiz that measures whether the reader has acquired enough grit to succeed.
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 3/25/2016)
After receiving their education, four University of Phoenix alumni find meaningful careers in California State Legislature.

Social Media and Technology

(The Cable Guide 4/25/2016)
Humor Piece about O.J. Simpson
(The Cable Guide 4/25/2016)
Profile of former member of the "Band" to coincide with Television documentary.
(Rolling Stone 5/2/2016)
This is a sample of the column I wrote for Rolling Stone.
(The Cable Guide 4/25/1999)
Text accompanying PDF of "Just for Laffs" article.
(The Cable Guide 4/25/2000)
Halle Berry talks about her role portraying actress Dorothy Dandridge in the HBO biopic in a Cover for Story for the Cable Guide.
(Salesforce.com Blog 6/3/2013)
At the unveiling of the social media command center at Salesforce headquarters in San Francisco I spoke to four executives about social media listening and how it has changed the nature of their business.
(Salesforce.com Blog 6/13/2013)
The CEO of Cake Boss talks about using social media to drive his business.
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 5/1/2014)
You don't need to master every platform in order to excel at social media. Here's an essential guide to what you really need to know in order to gain a successful following for your small business, your career or in your community.

Personal Essays

(North Bay Bohemian 8/16/2006)
A personal essay about my Mother's morphine overdose and subsequent recovery while living with ALS.
(The Advocate 10/23/2007)
A personal essay about my ex-partner and how our google search histories linked together.
(Whole Life Magazine 2/1/2013)
This is a personal essay I wrote for Whole Life Magazine, featuring a bit of back story about my ancestry and present circumstances.
(San Francisco Chronicle 1/18/2005)
A Mother's Unconventional Life Inspires those around her.
(Curve Magazine 1/18/2010)
Personal Essay in Curve Magazine about how I broke up with my ex during a period in which she was becoming attached to a miniature bull terrier.
(The Bold Italic - Gannet 4/18/2014)
Personal essay about my freelance position blogging for Salesforce.com.
(Dot429 Magazine 10/12/2014)
Personal essay about the death of my girlfriend's ex.
(SF Chronicle Magazine 5/6/2007)

Environment

(HGTV.com 3/1/2007)
A 1,500 word piece which offers essential information for decorating and furnishing your home in an environmentally sustainable manner.
(Cool the Earth 11/1/2008)
I wrote the majority of the web copy for this environmental school-based non-profit, which includes "climate change 101" a primer about global warming, a complete history of the company as well as many other details about this global warming awareness program running in over 150 schools and youth groups.
(Cool the Earth and The Clmate Project 4/23/2009)
The Climate Project, an international non-profit founded by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore, is announcing its partnership in an educational outreach venture with Cool The Earth, an organization that inspires children grades K-8 and their families to take simple actions at home to lessen the threat of global warming.
(Phoenix Focus Magazine 4/15/2011)
Cover story on the new frontier of renewable energy; from solar to wind to hyrdo power.
(San Francisco Chronicle 5/1/2006)
This is a scientifically researched op-ed about the Politics of Lyme Disease.