Currently seeking a full-time, permanent position in Chicago, Boston or NYC. Work experience in a variety of fields including several years in media and internet consulting and 5+ years in retail sales and management. Extensive customer service and sales/retail experience, Movable Type, blog creation and marketing, and internet ad sales. Is also available for blog and website consultation and development.
Contract/Per Diem Work (06/04 - Present)
Producer and co-contributor on a weatherblog that has had nearly
1.5m unique visitors in under a year. Google Rank: 6
Site builder for Tucker Max's network of 8+ websites. Integrated existing
content and site design into Movable Type framework for easy updating and maintenance of sites. 1.2m+ unique visitors/month. G Rank: 6
Managed biographical information for 300+ contributors to a group blog. Moderated discussion and posting of news articles. G Rank: 7
¥ Cheese and Crackers - jlgolson.blogspot.com
Founder of video/political blog. C&C was one of the first sites to host amateur video from the Boxing Day tsunami and earthquake in December 2004 and has had more than 5 million unique visitors. The site was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the UK Guardian and other papers and several TV and radio shows. G Rank: 6
¥ Apple Store (05/03 - 06/04)
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Sales and tech support of Macintosh computers in a non-commission sales environment.
¥ Tweeter Inc. (06/02 - 04/03)
Newton, MA 02461
Commission sales position selling mid to high end audio and video products, satellite TV and whole home music systems. Top 10 salesperson regionally in extended warranty sales percentage in a month twice.
¥ Placewares, Inc. (04/98 - 06/00)
Concord, MA 01742
Sales, organizational consulting, small office/home office design, office layout with Techline, and visual planning, closet design including Elfa. Won largest individual sale award two years in a row.
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Bachelor of Science, Economics, Currently Pursuing (1/05-Present)
Concord Carlisle High School
HS Diploma 2001
90wpm typing, proficient in MS Word, Excel, CSS, HTML; advanced Macintosh and Windows use.
References available upon request