Jill Cohen

Freelance Public Relation Freelancer & Press Release Writer

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Location:New York, New York, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jillcohen
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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

- 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications, business management
- Concise, diplomatic, succinct business-writing skills
- Breadth of experience in varied areas of writing/editing
- Expertise in and affinity for consumer brand/product/service public relations
- Solid business management skills and ability to direct and grow teams
- Experience in all facets of PR programs from grassroots to major national
- Attributes include creativity, resourcefulness, and consistency
- Additional related business experience adds dimension to my background
- 10 years of newspaper publishing/sales/management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Projects:
- Digo Brands ad agency – orchestrated highly successful major launch of medical product (mHealth industry) for AliveCor – mobile ECG heart monitor app… garnered national attention and major impact through placements

- Cathy Callegari PR Inc. – freelance public relations for clients (Government of Singapore (Economic Development Board, International Enterprise, Contact Singapore Agencies; RSR Partners (Russell Reynolds, Jr. c-level/board recruitment firm); The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases; CH2M Hill; Imprint Plus; Marshall Cavendish Singapore Math)

- Carol Edgar Communications – for client Recology

- IMAGE magazine – managing editor (2012- current)

- Hunt Alternatives/Demand Abolition – non-profit project – research survey results

- Media Transactions Associates – consultant; new business development/marketing

1994 – 2009: BERGEN NEWSPAPER GROUP, Palisades Park, NJ
Principal/President
Managed day-to-day operations of 15-employee company (generated $1 million revenue) which published the Bergen News, Sun-Bulletin, Press-Journal, Commuter Week and Korean Bergen News. Handled public relations/marketing activities, all human resources and financial department (credit, collections, insurance, benefits). Select advertising sales/account work, customer relations, and special editorial projects. Held position of editor-in-chief of feature arts/entertainment publication, Commuter Week.

1991- 1994: public relations (Consumer Products) freelance consulting (all New York City-based)
EDELMAN WORLDWIDE PUBLIC RELATIONS: accounts included Weight Watchers International, Hasbro Toys, Fleer Baseball Cards, American Greetings, IKEA, and Mott’s Applesauce

ROWLAND COMPANY PUBLIC RELATIONS: account: Tylenol Products scholarship program

CAROL EDGAR AND ASSOCIATES: accounts: Fry Press and Spinneybeck Leather

1989-1991: THE SOFTNESS GROUP PUBLIC RELATIONS, NY
Account Supervisor. Accounts included Fruit of the Loom Miss America Pageant sponsorship, Cookin’ Good Poultry, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda products

1987 – 1989: GCI COMMUNICATIONS (formerly Greycom, division of Grey Advertising), NY
Senior Account Executive. Accounts included U. S. Mint Olympic Coins, U.S. Mint Constitution Coins, Congoleum Flooring, Ellis Island Foundation Wall of Honor

1983 – 1987: GIBBS & SOELL PUBLIC RELATIONS, NY
Account Supervisor. Accounts included Masco Corporation (Delta Faucets, Peerless Faucets, EPIC faucets), Hewlett-Packard Computers, Hotel and Motel Association.

EDUCATION:

- SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY; dual degrees: B.A. in Public Relations/Sociology;
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES, AFFILIATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS:

2000 - 2009: member of Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Lee (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
2007 - 2009: 1st Vice President, Greater Fort Lee Chamber of Commerce, NJ
1994 –2009: member of New Jersey Press Association

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATION/ACTIVITES:

Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement
(Association of Death Education and Counseling)

- United Hospice of Rockland County
Facilitator: Healing Hearts bereavement support groups for children and adults

- Camp counselor at Comfort Zone Camp, the nation’s largest bereavement camp for children

- Committee head for soup kitchen at Congregation Emanu-El in N.Y.C.