Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Profile

Creative professional with extensive project experience from concept to development. Talents include grant research and writing, copy editing, project management, budgeting, and public speaking.

  • Grantwriting
  • Copyediting
  • Project Management
  • Deadline-driven
  • Budgeting
  • Strategic planning
  • Skilled multi-tasker
  • Microsoft Office tools expertise
Grant Success
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Research and Development Grant
  • African American Civil War Memorial and Museum Production Grant
  • Cape Cod Center for the Arts:
  • Fund for Investigative Journalism Research Grant: conduct an investigation on malpractice in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Home Depot Community Funding
CO-PRESIDENT, 2013 to 2015
Altice UsaOsburn, ID,
  • Managed all aspects of administration for a private Maryland educational institution.
  • Lead teams in executing annual and quarterly budgeting decisions, fundraising, strategic and public relations with parents and families and business communities in the Washington, DC/Central MD region.
  • Produced informational material for the range of community and administrative communications - from digital and traditional marketing, to monthly board meetings, to back to school nights and new parent orientations.
  • Conceived, wrote and delivered all weekly digital newsletters and Parent Handbook as well as oversaw the execution, completion and analysis of biannual school community surveys.
Audacy, Inc.Baltimore, MD,
  • Managed all aspects of field production, from craft services to location scouting and securing, for this boutique creative film and video production firm on a project-by-project and contract basis.
  • Consulting digital editor and producer on three film festival award-winning fictional shorts, including one that screened at France's Cannes Film Festival.
PRODUCER , 2000 to 2009
Capitol Broadcasting CompanyWilmington, NC,
  • Produced weekly current affairs news program on C-SPAN in coordination with the Close Up Foundation.
  • Directly involved in team management of program's conception, writing, booking and production.
  • Programs focused on deep national news issues, with prominent journalists and Washington policymakers as guests before a live studio audience of high school students from around the nation.
  • Coordinated congressional and major media guests as well as public relations partnerships between Close Up and C-SPAN, the Newseum, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Indiana University's Center on Congress and others.
  • Managed creation of special digital media materials and videos for social studies education.
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Produced on location programs and segments inside U.S.congressional office buildings, universities, high schools, and at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 U.S. Presidential Conventions (both parties).
Close Up FoundationCity, STATE,
  • In coordination with above-described role, produced award-winning current affairs and historical documentaries and promotional videos for distribution nationally to high school civics classrooms via the Close Up Foundation, a non-partisan civics educational organization.
  • Researched topics and locations, wrote scripts and interviews, booked interviews, directed field shoots and editing sessions, acquired archival footage, photographs and legal rights, wrote and tracked production budgets, booked production team travel and worked directly with all vendors and partners.
  • Researched grants, wrote funding proposals and tracked funds
  • Wrote, managed, and tracked awards proposals and applications
  • HIGHLIGHT: received National Endowment of the Humanities Research and Development Grant
ASSOCIATE and EDITOR, 1996 to 1999
Global Partners IncCity, STATE,
  • First as an entry-level associate, then as the in-house editor for this elite international business consulting firm, developed, wrote and produced consulting materials and presentations for business executive training programs
  • Reported directly to the firm's Chief Executive Officer.
Bachelor of Arts: Double Major: Political Science and Psychology, Expected in 1995
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY

Close Up Foundation Employee Awards Expanding Horizons, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty; The New York Festivals: Grand Award, Gold World Medal, Silver World Medal; Columbus International Film and Video Festival CHRIS Award; International CINDY Competition Golden Award; WorldMediaFestival globe Gold; INFORFILM International Special Award; Telly Bronze Statuette, Silver Statuette; Online New England Film Festival Audience Award; DC "Shorts" Film Festival Audience Favorite Award; Boston International Film Festival Indie Soul Special Recognition Award.

  • Team and organizational management
  • Logistics
  • Research
  • Public Speaking
  • Final Cut Pro Editing Suite, Mac and PC Platforms proficiency

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