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Jay Rooney | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 16, 2014

Jay Rooney

   United States
  |   San Francisco, CA

Overview

Never underestimate the power of a story. There is much we can learn from each other, by simply telling our stories, painting pictures in our heads that lead to new insights and perspectives. As a communicator, I tell people's stories, bringing them together, diffusing tensions, and solving problems.

My career in journalism, marketing and communications demonstrates storytelling's power to inform, persuade, and enlighten. From labor disputes and culture wars to events and tech launches, I've successfully leveraged this power to bring nuance...

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Online Content Creation
Custom Content Creation
News Writing
Press Releases
Editorial
Web Editing
Customer Service
Internet Media
Web Marketing
Public Relations

Employment

Jay Rooney
Freelance Tech & Marketing Consulting
2008 - Present
Currently help small businesses and non-profits incorporate technology into their operations and marketing, with a strong focus on web-based technology.
AngelHack
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
2014 - 2014
Formulate and execute content strategy for developer agency & startup ecosystem. •Create strategy and content that sets the tone for all of AngelHack’s efforts •Oversee blog content creation and...
New America Media
Communications Director
2013 - 2014
Executed external communications and media relations strategies for non-profit news agency, with a focus on ethnic and youth media. Key responsibilities included media outreach, email marketing,...
Jay Rooney
Freelance Writing, Editing & Public Relations
2012 - 2014
Helped local startups with internal and external communications services, including copywriting, editing, press releases and social media strategy.
New America Media
Marketing Intern
2012 - 2013
Executed online media buys on behalf of external clients, including the University of California, The California Endowment, the California Teacher's Association and the California Earthquake...
Apple
Specialist
2010 - 2011
Provided sales, training and customer support for Apple Retail. Specialized in assisting customers with business needs.
Gateway Florida, Inc.
Intern
2008 - 2010
Perform administrative and technical duties for free trade advocacy group operating under the Governor’s office. Build and maintain websites for projects related to the group. Design and publish...
The Miami Herald
Freelance Reporter / Fact-Checker
2007 - 2008
Worked on organizing database for new online project and worked the calendar desk. Reported on local affairs in the Miami Springs area for the Neighbors section, as well as music and events for...
The Miami Hurricane
Opinion Editor
2006 - 2007
Was in charge of managing opinion section, which included choosing and editing opinion columns, cartoons, letters to the editor and, when needed, writing editorials. Also managed staff of...
& Magazine
Associate Editor
2006 - 2007
Contributed lifestyle features and interviews relating to the young professional demographic based in Miami Beach.
& Magazine
Contributing Editor
2006 - 2006
Contributed personality profiles and interviews with various people around the world.
University of Miami
Computer Information Systems Tutor
2005 - 2006
Provided tutoring for students in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and Web), as well as assistance for patrons at the School of Business Administration's computer lab.
The Miami Hurricane
Staff Writer
2004 - 2006
Reported and wrote on campus news events, wrote occasional opinion columns. Covered labor dispute between UNICCO janitors and the University of Miami and events surrounding the 2004 Presidential...

Education

Golden Gate University
Master of Science (MS)
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University of Miami
BS in Communication
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