Jennifer Leslie

Jennifer Leslie

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Marketing & PR Specialist

Maverick Networks, Inc.

Maverick Networks, Inc. is a Northern California leader in business telephone services, including VoIP, mobility, virtualization, web conference technology, call center management and call recording.

  • Lead consultant for all company marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Lead blogger, copy editor and media liaison.
  • Analyze industry market trends and prepare forecasted growth rates for investor materials.
  • Manage all company social media outlets; increased Facebook and Twitter following by 200% in four months.
  • Construct and conduct all e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Plan, coordinate and market events and selling opportunities.
  • Design and coordinate all e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Increase organic search leads through SEO efforts with HubSpot software.
  • Organize partner events and seminars for prospect and client product education and relationship-building purposes.
  • Write company quarterly newsletter, coordinate with contract graphic designer weekly.
  • Maintain a monthly schedule of internal events for company strengthening and relationship-building.
Feb 2011 - May 2011

Intern (Corporate, Crisis, Internal Affairs, Global Healthcare)


  •  Worked with two other interns to provide our own, pro bono client a comprehensive social media-recruitment strategy plan.
  • Monitored media coverage and documented findings daily for multiple client accounts, paying and pro bono.
  • Pitched product launches and events to highly-respected members of the press throughout the world; secured media coverage on multiple occasions for multiple digital/tech accounts.
  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative research for senior staff members.
  • Worked directly with senior vice presidents and other senior staff on a daily basis.
  • Updated clientele social media daily using HootSuite.
  • Sought after on regular basis for editing and proofing skills.
May 2010 - Dec 2010

Account Executive

Tehama Group Communications
  • Acting lead consultant for the Chico State Office of Diversity account; constructed, edited and contributed writing to the Fall 2010 newsletter, “Building Bridges.”
  • Consultant for pro bono account with the Chico Alzheimer's Association; extended publicity and outreach to student populations for the 2010 Memory Walk; built guerilla marketing and social media strategies; formatted budget for the Chico branch to reach STAR Status in 2011.
  • Contributed to agency blog, organized meetings between clients and TGC staff for both accounts, and maintained basic clerical responsibilities.
Jun 2009 - May 2010


Orchard Supply Hardware
  • Dealt with customer inquiries and customer service issues, responsible for ensuring customers left store happy with purchase
  • Kept track of transactions, opened and closed cash registers
  • Sorted "go-backs" and defects
  • Corresponded with warehouse staff
Jun 2007 - Aug 2008

Sales Associate

  •  Helped maintain customer satisfaction
  • Informed customers of sales and store credit offers
  • Assisted with fitting rooms and fashion suggestions
  • Cleaned store, tidied displays and refolded clothing
  • Organized, tagged and cleaned inventory
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Intern Staff Writer

Bay Area News Group
  • Independently conducted interviews and compiled research
  • Wrote about 15 hard news and feature stories in addition to multiple snipets on events in the community that reached about 655,000 daily circulation readership in six Bay Area counties
  • Assisted other reporters with stories, worked on deadline
Dec 2007 - Jan 2008


Restored Clothing
  • Aided in planning, fundraising, and publicizing company launch party/fashion show
  • Coordinated and designed company "store" for launch party
  • Assisted in launch party set-up and fashion show


Aug 2006 - Dec 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

California State University, Chico

GPA: 3.3Relevant Coursework:

  • Public Relations Strategy
  • Internet News & Magazine Design
  • Writing for Public Relations
  • Writing for Mass Media
  • News Editing & Copy Reading
  • International Organizations/Model United Nations 



Extensive experience in retail sales and customer service

Research database user

Extremely comfortable using research databases such as Radian6, Cision, Factiva, LexisNexis and JSTOR.

HootSuite and BuddyMedia

Fluent in Windows and Mac operating systems


Knowledge of internet HTML and CSS basics, with and without Adobe Dreamweaver using TextWrangler and Crimson Editor.

Microsoft Office


  • Public relations
  • International affairs
  • Social media
  • "Gadget technology"
  • Fashion & design
  • Travel
  • Volunteer/ humanitarian aid
  • Culinary arts
  • Outdoor sports
  • Writing
  • Reading


Thanks for stopping by my Visual CV! If you're on this page, I imagine you'd like to learn a little more about me. Well alright then, let's get started!

I graduated from California State University, Chico in December, 2010. If you look a little further down, you'll see that I received my B.A. in Journalism, emphasis in Public Relations, and a minor in International Relations. This means I love to write and I love to travel. I love other things, too, but those are my real passions.

Because I love to write (and always have), it is definitely one of my best strengths, and I'm not afraid to share it with the world. But, I also have some other skills. Most are listed below, but some highlights you might want to know off the bat are that I have:

  • Extensive experience using software such as HubSpot, Salesforce, iContact, Radian6, Cision, Factive, JSTOR and Lexis Nexis;
  • A complete comfort using both Windows and Macintosh operating systems;
  • A basic understanding of HTML and CSS, with and without having to use Adobe Dreamweaver;
  • Experience with the whole Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

I also sang the National Anthem at a San Francisco Giants vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game when I was 7, in case you needed to know an odd fact about me.

There's probably a lot more you could learn about my and my skills and interested if you follow me on Twitter (@JennMariePR) or connect with me on LinkedIn!