Jane Ashen Turkewitz has a rich background in career services, having recruited for clients that include Time Inc., Hachette Filippachi, Conde Nast, Weider and other Fortune 500 media companies. Prior to joining Markham Media, Jane was the Founder and President of T & JAM Resume Services where she helped hundreds of media professionals position themselves for the job market and served as the “Official Resume Writer” for MediaBistro.com. Having spent more than 10 years as a marketing executive in magazines, Jane has a deep understanding of the media industry from the inside out. She was the Marketing Director for Condé Nast’s Details magazine and the Merchandising Development Director for Seventeen where she led a creative team in developing cross-media marketing programs for fashion, beauty, retail, health, fitness and entertainment advertisers. Jane has also served as Vice President of Marketing for Image Info. Inc. — a technology group catering to the fashion/retail industry. As lead marketer, she created the company’s first-ever concentrated marketing efforts to communicate with the fashion and retail industries. Prior to her work at Image Info. Inc., Jane developed strategic alliances with Walt Disney Company divisions as a Marketing Manager within the company’s Consumer Magazine Group. Her career began in 1990 within the market research department of The New York Times Company Sports/Leisure Group, where she implemented primary research programs for clients in the North American and Asian markets. Jane, who has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, is a frequent lecturer and her how-to articles and resume critiques have been featured in Hispanic MBA Magazine, on more than 50 career-related Web sites and in the Gladiator e-newsletter.
2002 - Present
Launched independent resume writing and career consulting business, and grew business three-fold in four years.
Pitch and close all new client business -- primarily in the digital and traditional media arenas.
Collaborate with mid- to senior-level management to help create individual branding portfolios, including C-level clientele and SVPs.
Write resumes, cover letters, social media profiles and professional bios.
Launched, and act as Editor-in-Chief, highly successful "media jobs" blog, LetsTalkTurkeyBlog.com, which has been picked up by imedia, Dice, MediaBistro, TheLadders Blog, AboveTheLaw and many others.
Invited to be a blogger and feature writer for imedia and MediaBistro.