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Resume/CV of Sebastian W. James, Chicago, IL 081518


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Resume/CV of Sebastian W. James, Chicago, IL 081518

  1. 1. SEBASTIAN W. JAMES Chicago, IL 773.879.3538  | Creative, innovative and effective; successful at managing change. AREAS OF EXPERTISE  Technology Communications  Integrated Marketing  Social Media Strategy  Public Relations  Research Methods  Communication Strategy  Government Communications  Content Creation CAREER HISTORY Second-year Grad Student, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017 to present Candidate for Master of Science in Global Strategic Communication, Fall 2019 Back to school for more learning, exploration and thinking.  3.6 GPA  Focusing on technology, communication strategy and media. TransUnion, Chicago, IL 2016 to 2017 Freelance Communications & Marketing Writer Ghostwriter for a leading credit information and financial information management services company.  Quickly became fluent in the technology of online fraud activity and how to defeat it.  Collaborated with marketers and technologists to create blog posts, copy for emails and landing pages. Blue1647 – CivicBlue, Chicago, IL 2015 to 2016 Program Director Contract program director for a community technology innovation center, responsible for developing data programs for local stakeholders.  Led partnership efforts to launch the “CivicBLUE Curriculum”, a 9-week seminar program on improving data and tech skills for local business and nonprofits. Cook County Government – Bureau of Technology, Chicago, IL 2010 to 2014
  2. 2. SEBASTIAN W. JAMES Page Two of Two Deputy Communications Director Deputy Director of New Media, helped one of the last major local governments learn to effectively use the web, digital and social media to communicate organizational value, mission and success.  Launched "Cook County Blog", the first one-stop-source for county news and updates for residents. First to use live- streaming and crowdsourcing to increase resident access to government.  Managed Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare social media channels. Maintained high engagement rates, up to 12 percent for Facebook in August 2012, and up to 9.1 percent for Twitter in September 2012.  Increased unique website visits and page views by 620k and 1.5m from 2012 to 2013. Additional Experience:  Digital Marketing Manager (2010) Preckwinkle for Cook County Board President  Publisher (2008-2016) Hybrid and Electric Car  Print Production Manager (2007 -2008) Whitehall Jewelers  Production Manager (2004 – 2007) JC Whitney  Production Coordinator (1998 – 2004) JC Whitney  Account Executive (1992 – 1994) Multimedia Cablevision  Promotions Manager (1992 – 1994) WYIN, Channel 56  Editor (1991 – 1993) New Buffalo Times  Account Executive (1989 – 1991) WAJI, 95.1 FM  Field Marketing Manager (1987 – 1989) Nutri System Weight Loss Centers Note: Please visit for career details. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS M.S. in Global Strategic Communication, Fall 2019 |Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY, Valparaiso, IN Integrated Marketing Certification | UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL