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Joshua Davidson Resume

  1. 1. JOSHUA DAVIDSON P.O. Box 590034 Newton Centre, MA 02459 (617) 877-5741 Objective Desire a strategic position to apply my demonstrated superior corporate writing, editorial, and publications expertise to stimulate organization-wide pursuit of enterprise objectives. Profile • Creative, professional, informed, strategic-minded producer of distinguished corporate communications, branding, culture and executive programs. • Communications staff experience at General Motors, IBM, DaimlerChrysler, AAA. • Recognized writing talent, editorial skill, publications expertise, and marketing savvy. • Esteem of notable executives and academics for thought contributions and spirit of initiative. Skills and Experience • Strategic writing: Primary collaborator in the development of senior management speeches, collateral, articles, events, etc.; Event scripting, marketing copy, newsletter copy, etc. • Strategic publications: Editor/producer of General Motors annual report, Chrysler Fund Report to the Community (IABC International Gold Quill award). • Strategic program management: IBM EoN internal marketing launch; DaimlerChrysler product technology media relations; executive outreach strategy and event support. • Trade publishing: Reference manuscript acquisition, editing and promotion; publisher of new media products; IP contracts, content development, publications production and manufacturing. Professional history 12/06-Current: Publisher of audiobook edition of Alfred Sloan’s My Years with General Motors: Co-author of Life of William G. Ramsay (working title) with Prof. Alfred D. Chandler. 11/03-12/06: Bentley Publishers; Acquisitions Editor: Acquire book-length texts to meet strategic publishing goals. Negotiate intellectual property contract agreements. Develop manuscripts for publication. Guide book design and production. Execute marketing program. 5/02-11/03: Auto Club Group (AAA); Executive Communications Manager: Produced CEO communications for a six-state, 4+ million member non-profit member organization. 9/00-9/01: General Motors Corporation; Manager, Leadership Communications and Corporate Publications: Produced the GM 2000 Annual Report. Produced speeches and collateral for GM senior executives. Developed strategic executive communications plan. 10/99-9/00: IBM Corporation; Program Manager, Executive Communications: Produced speeches and collateral for senior executives. Executed integrated internal program for emerging technologies.
  2. 2. 5/97-10/99: DaimlerChrysler Corporation; Project Manager, Product Technology Communications: Developed and managed media programs, placements and inquiries on engineering, product development, etc. for DaimlerChrysler corporate and brands. 6/94-8/96: Bentley Publishers; Associate Editor: Editorial, production, and manufacturing subordinate responsibility for new titles and primary responsibility for 50-title backlist. Education University of Michigan (MFA; Colby Fellow) Emerson College, Boston, MA (BFA; PBK) Personal Married to Karen, daughters Daisy (9) and Portia (7). Live in Newton, MA. Career Accomplishments • Equations of Motion: (2006 by Bentley Publishers) Edited broadly acclaimed 696-page memoir by 96 year-old aviation, automotive and motorsports pioneer. • GM 2000 Annual Report: Wrote and produced entire report (print and electronic versions) distributed to 1.3 million shareholders and stakeholders. • IBM EoN internal marketing campaign: Produced integrated internal program for emerging technologies including strategy, messaging, collateral and events. • Chrysler Report to the Community: Wrote and produced 32-page publication highlighting Chrysler Fund support for non-profit and civic organizations. • Chrysler brand 75th Anniversary: Wrote and produced multimedia press kit celebrating key milestone in American industrial history. • University of Michigan School of Dentistry Community Outreach website: Wrote and helped produce website for pioneering service learning program. • Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Primary instructor of two sections of English Composition; Teaching assistant for advanced film classes Awards • 1999 IABC International Gold Quill (Chrysler Corp. Fund Report) • 1998 Hopwood/Newman Prize; University of Michigan • 1998 DADA NAIAS Short Story Contest ($1000); Detroit, MI • 1995 Ian St. James Awards Grand Prize; London, England • 1994 EVVY Award: Best Creative Writing; Emerson College, Boston, MA • 1993 EVVY Award: Best Creative Writing; Emerson College, Boston, MA • Dean’s Award of Distinction/Haig der Marderosian Award for Best Essay on Political Communication; Emerson College, Boston, MA • Dean’s Award of Distinction/Noel Peyrouten Award for Best Creative Writing; Emerson College, Boston, MA