Jerry Horton

Jerry Horton

Being the Change I Want to See in the World

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

.A lifelong commitment to being of service to the greater good of humanity by using my talents to create resources and entities that help promote positive messages, inspire, empower and assist individuals and organizations  realize their full potential.

WORK AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Work History
Feb 2015 - May 2015

Creative Marketing Director

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY AZ, PHOENIX, AZ

Responsible for the creative strategies and direction of advertising and marketing materials and campaigns. Supervises the work of art directors, copywriters, and designers.  Develops and maintains a comprehensive social media strategy that defines how social media marketing techniques will be applied to increase visibility and traffic across all brands and products.

2008 - Present

Ambassador/Customer Service Representative

TRANSDEV, PHOENIX, AZ

As an Ambassador , I was responsible for providing a positive experience with every guest/customer interaction related to inquiries, comments, complaints and/or questions about Veolia Transportation, the Consolidated Rental Car Center and the various rental car companies within the facility 

2006 - 2007

Director of Media Arts

SCHOOL NEWS NETWORK, BROOKLYN, NY

Operated and maintained student media studio and camera equipment

Train and coordinate 10 student reporters from the after school program

Mentored and tutored middle school students at after-school program

Design media program curriculum to educate young adults on media literacy
Delegate interns and assistant and day-to- day activities related to project

Conducted letter writing campaigns and write grant proposal for a documentary about Jewish/Black Documentary about  the correlation between slavery and the Holocaust
callled Bounds: The story of slavery and the Holocaust

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

Founder and Proprietor, BLAQCHANNEL, a video production and web development boutique that provides digital marketing and video production services geared towards independent filmmakers, event organizers and media personalities. Clients: VSE Film Company, OpenMindz Production, Actor/Activist Kevin Byrd and ImageNation

Founder and Moderator,  PHXURBANCULTURE, an online community comprised of several thousand of the Valley's most prominent civic and cultural arts influencers.  The purpose of this social network is to facilitate discussion and to disseminate information that promotes community, culture and arts within the greater Phoenix area.   Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/azculture

Producer, the BLAQ EXPERIENCE, an internet radio program that address issues affecting urban America.

Listen to archive: http://bit.ly/blaqexperience

CEO, ROCKWELL EDUTAINMENT, a multimedia internet company that provided web design and marketing services to non-profit organizations and small businesses. . Clients: NAACP ACT-SO, Public Allies New York and Congressman General Owens

 

 

PUBLIC ALLIES EXPERIENCE

PUBLIC ALLIES NEW YORK

Public Ally Apprentice/Youth Advocate/Trainer

ABYSSINIAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION(ADC)

I was responsible for identifying job opportunities and mentorship opportunities in Central Harlem and for developing a database compiled of businesses, community agencies and community youth. I also developed a job bank book and a community resource referral book for ADC staff to use to assist their clients within ADC’s homeless shelter complexes.

Certificate for fulfilling 1700 hours of community and non-profit work and training

Public Allies Technology Training
Instructed twenty-five Ally participants on creating PowerPoint presentations and basic web design.

As an Alumni, I provided visual aid assistance for Public Allies graduations and fundraising benefits.

Recruited and screen seven Allies and enlisted 1 placement organization in New York.

EDUCATION

Education
2004 - 2005

Program Certificate 

NFTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY  

Participant in a non degree program for entrepreneurship.

1992 - 1995

Bachelor Degree 

MORGAN STATE  UNIVERSITY

Marketing and Telecommunications

Founded the Hip-Hop Student Entrepreneur Network on campus

SKILLS

Skills

Proposal writing, grant-writing, workshop development,  database management, web design, graphic design,  digital photography, digital video production and proficient  in programs in Microsoft Office 360 and Google Docs and efficient in creating and running social media marketing campaigns in the following platforms(Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and InstaGram) utilizing monitoring tools like Hoodsuite, Buffer and Google Analtyics.

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