Jakob Chortsen

  • Oslo Area, Norway, NO
Jakob Chortsen

Webredaktør / Web Editor at First Hotels


I am a dedicated communicator with a strong focus on editorial and consumer friendly content. Furthermore, I work with social media strategies/activities as well as development of brand web pages, marketing campaigns, and promotion videos.

I have 15 years of experience with media production. I.e. TV (editorial as well as technical), public relations, journalism, magazine production, and editorial marketing campaigns, thus giving me a strong knowledge of different communication techniques. In addition, I possess excellent language skills.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2012 - Present

Webredaktør / web editor

First Hotels

First Hotels is a leading hotel chain with unique hotels in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

• Writing, editing and publishing content (text, pictures, videos) at firsthotels.dk / firsthotels.com
• Social Media responsible: Strategy & content
• Google Analytics surveillance (conversion rates etc.)
• SEO of the web content
• Promotion video development and script writing
• News letter contribution
• Regular contact with the Danish and Spanish hotels as well as our Icelandic hotel in Reykjavik

Participate in:

• Marketing activities on brand site and external channels
• Development of the First Hotels web and mobile platform

Jan 2012 - Present

Freelance Journalist

Chortsen Communication

Freelance journalist & translator at Chortsen Communication (4 years 3 months)

Portfolio: Bonzaii-PR company producing digital magazines with strong focus on editorial content: for Bonzaii's customers(Dell, Godt syn, Visit Norway etc.) Translating articles from Norwegian and Swedish into Danish. Vårt Land: Translating content for the Vårt Land's dating portal(Swedish into Danish).

Jun 2008 - Nov 2012

Technical Communicator/translator

Mamut Norge AS, Visma

Technical Communicator/Translator at, Visma (4 years 6 months) Established ERP system provider targeting small to medium sized businesses in the Nordics, UK & Benelux

Produced and published original user documentation in English. Translating from Norwegian, Swedish and English into Danish. Videos(manus writing, recording, editing, and voice-over) w/support and marketing Translator for the R&D department and the Marketing department. Online Publishing

Oct 2007 - Apr 2008

Editor, journalist, and information officer

Nordic Student TV association (NSTV)

Editor, journalist, and information officer at Nordic Student TV association(NSTV) (7 months)

Reporter and editor for the monthly organisation magazine, the NSTV Magasinet Information responsible Page1

Jan 2002 - May 2007


UTV Denmark
Teacher in TV journalism at (5 years 5 months) Education of new employees at the Danish university TV stations
Jul 2006 - Jul 2006

UTV UTV Denmark

UTV UTV Denmark
TV producer at Roskilde/Roskilde Festival (1 month) Tv producer of daily talkshows TV programme editor at Roskilde/Roskilde Festival '05
Jul 2005 - Jul 2005

Program editor in chief

Roskilde/Roskilde Festival UTV Denmark

TV programme editor at (1 month)


Responsible for the live and the taped TV content such as features, concerts and live talkshows
Leader of the management staff and the rest of the producing staff counting 80 employees
Planning of the programme structure during the festival
Sparring partner for the rest of the management group before, during, and after the festival The evaluation process
Employee responsible

Jan 2005 - Jun 2005

TV Reporter

TV Trondheim UTV Denmark
Reporter at Student- (6 months) Documentaries
Sep 2003 - Dec 2004

Information Officer

Student Council/Aarhus University UTV Denmark

Information officer at The (1 year 4 months)

Media and communication strategy
Internal and external communication
Press contact Medietraining of student politicians
Speech writer
Writing articles for the Student Counciling Board

Sep 2000 - Dec 2004

Editor In Chief

UTV Aarhus

Editor in chief at (4 years 4 months) Co-founder, chairman of the board, and deeply involved in the development of UTV Aarhus rising from a small TV station located in my student flat to a well established organisation with 20 employees based on the campus area at the University of Aarhus broadcasting 30 minutes every week.

My responsibilities as editor in chief:

Reporter and technical production of television news for students
Designing the programme structure of University TV Aarhus
Delegating personel for different TV assignments
Evaluation of each programme and every employee
Constant dialog with partners(i.e. the university) and other contributors.
Internal and external communication
Recruiting of new employees
Press contact


2000 - 2007

Aarhus University
2005 - 2005

Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU
1994 - 1997

High School Graduate