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JON ROCHMIS
San Francisco, California 94105
jon@rochmis.com  

SUMMARY


Writer, reporter and editor for newspapers, books, magazines, and the Internet. Journalism instructor at the college level (San Francisco State, City College of San Francisco, Skyline College). Deadline-oriented with strong skills in taking projects from concept to completion. Experienced teacher and motivator able to analyze, trouble-shoot, and solve problems.

 
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

HARDING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, May 2003-Present
Duties: Writer of marketing collateral for agency whose main client is Hewlett-Packard. Products include brochures, data sheets, white papers, flyers, Web site content. 

WIRED NEWS (www.wired.com), 1999-2003
Executive Editor, 2002-2003
Senior Editor, 1999-2001
Duties: Provided leadership for newsroom, responsible for daily news coverage; determined course and tone of news coverage, supported Executive Producer, participated in strategic planning with business development, mentored reporters, assigned stories, edited copy, determined story order, wrote headlines, rewrote articles. Results: daily page views increased 35 percent; finalist two straight years in Online Newspaper Association awards. Finalist, 2003 Western Magazine Awards, Best Online Publication, Best Front Page Design, Best Spot News Story, Best Feature Story.

SF GATE (
www.sfgate.co), 1995-1996, m1998-1999
Electronic Editor
Duties: As original content editor, I conceived the tone and approach and maintained editorial vision. Packaged daily editorial content. Conceived and created original weekend content packages. 
 
BAYINSIDER.COM, 1997-1998
Senior Producer
Duties: Launched website, conceived tone, assisted with site's look and feel, responsible for packaging of all content. Conceived logo idea.
 
FARCAST, 1996-1997
Droid Editor (Communications/Marketing)
Duties: Assisted with website conception/maintenance; Designed Droids (customizing software search agents); wrote marketing copy; provided customer support.

WOODFORD PUBLISHING, INC., 1992-1995
Editor
Duties: Developed manuscripts, researched and wrote supporting copy for several books and magazines. Rewrote two books and delivered them to press in advance of deadline, negotiated with and secured writing talent, supervised staff. Produced seven books and 72 magazines. 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 1983-1992
Reporter, Columnist, Various Editor Duties

Duties: San Francisco 49ers beat writer, night city editor, Cal beat writer, suburban beat reporter (news), prep sports editor, weekly sports columnist, outdoors writer, Oakland A's/San Francisco Giants backup beat reporter, sports copy editor.

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Master of Arts: Sports and Fitness Management, University of San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, University of California, Berkeley

Lycos Management Development Program

MISCELLANEOUS

Journalism Lecturer, 2000-Present
San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco, Skyline College


Counselor/Instructor, 2003-Present
Newspaper by the Bay/Summer High School Program, Stanford University


 

MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS

Board member, Independent Arts and Media (http://www.artsandmedia.net)

Media Alliance

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

Smithsonian Institution