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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Former White House journalist, Emmy-award-winning and growth-focused leader with substantial track record of spearheading and implementing strategic corporate, digital, brand, internal, and executive communications, public affairs, integrated media management and storytelling efforts to achieve desired bottom lines.


  • Strategic communication expert, publicist and advisor to senior leadership team comprising of CEO, President, C-level executives and high profile leaders on crisis communications, media and messaging.
  • Displayed big picture acumen in conceptualizing and structuring full strategic communications and digital plan to define and promote aerospace products , NASA missions, including a spaceplane, Mars rover, Orbital Reef space station and record-breaking Series A $1.4b investment announcement.
  • Secured top-tier media placement, including but not limited to CNBC, CNN, Newsweek and Washington Post.
  • Member of the White House Press Corps for six years, aboard Air Force One the day President Obama authorized Osama bin Laden mission on April 29, 2011.
  • Emmy-award winning journalist.
  • Significant government, national security and policy expertise.
  • Key relationships with top-tier newspaper and network television anchors and reporters.
  • On-camera spokesperson and television/video host for live or virtual events/meetings and media interviews.
Skills

    Corporate/Brand Communications

    Strategic Messaging & Public Relations

    Storytelling & Crisis Communication

    Event/Campaigns & Marketing

    Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Writing | Resource & Budget Management

    Media Briefings & Publications

Work History
04/XXX2 to Current
Director of Communications Amplitude Paris, TX,

Created and developed corporate communications procedures and storytelling narratives for emerging space tourism company with a stratospheric balloon and capsule taking passengers to the edge of space for $50,000

  • Oversee major public relations announcements including 1) partnership with The Chainsmokers to be the first musical artists to perform at the edge of space 2) 1000th ticket reservations sold, the largest in the sector
  • Crisis communications strategy and rapid response
  • Write talking points and messaging, taking complicated engineering data into compelling narratives
  • Develop and execute media relations strategy and pitching + marketing campaigns
  • Leveraged advanced expertise in corporate/internal/executive communications to draft executive memos, talking points, policy statements, company-wide emails and notifications
11/2016 to 12/XXX1
Director of Communications & Brand Sierra Nevada Corporation/Sierra Space City, STATE,

Deliver compelling company narratives to executive strategic communications, brand, digital marketing strategies to position commercial space company and defense contractor within competitive fast-paced environment

  • Strategic advisor to business development team and C-suite leaders
  • Executed full strategic external, internal and executive communications plans
  • Promote Dream Chaser spacecraft, Orbital Reef space station and full portfolio of space programs; including
  • NASA missions
  • Developed full public relations plan and crisis communications strategy
  • Led communication strategy for company carve out/separation and record-breaking Series A $1.4b investment
  • Speaking and media coach to executives, utilizing 15 years of television expertise
  • Spokesperson leading various on-air and on-camera assignments, including social media videos, virtual internal company meetings and events and external live press conferences
  • Moderated press conference with Blue Origin in Dubai, UAE announcing Orbital Reef commercial space station
  • Develop & maintain media relationships
  • Secured top media placement: CNN, CNBC and New York Times
  • Manage accounts and budgets of external agencies, creative services and PR firms
  • Oversee writing company collateral including website, social and digital content and press releases
  • Drove substantial brand positioning and optimization efforts to maximize follower, interaction and audience reach on diverse social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Developed and executed catchy ad campaigns, swag, logos and marketing initiatives
  • Government relations and business development support, including shepherding key relationships with the governor’s office , key customers and elected officials
11/2010 to 06/2016
Senior White House Reporter & Producer Fox City, STATE,

Integral member of the White House Press Corps, directed end-to-end field production operations, story development and execution, extensive travel with President Obama, navigating complicated travel pool assignments, including lead editorial TV reporter asking questions on Air Force One

  • Traveled with President Obama in motorcade and on Air Force One to events around the U.S. and world
  • Attended G-7, G-8, G-20 and nuclear security summits with official U.S
  • Delegation to dozens of countries including
  • Saudi Arabia, Estonia, South Africa, Indonesia and Russia
  • Pitched, wrote, developed and produced daily stories for daytime programming, seen by millions of viewers
  • Participated in briefings with national security officials, administration staff, including all levels of government:
  • Pentagon, FEMA, Treasury Department, senators, members of Congress and top White House staff
  • Regularly shaped media messaging with proven track record of driving the national news conversation
  • Produced all aspects of stories: video elements, identifying interview subjects, script and graphics
  • Led logistical field teams for high-pressure stories including Newtown, CT shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary
  • Embedded political producer for a year covering 2012 presidential campaign
Education
Expected in to to
B.A.: Broadcast Journalism
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GPA:
AWARDS

Emmy Award, 2003 | Chicago/Midwest Chapter of NATAS, Public Affairs Series – Making the Grade

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Morning TV News Producer at Hearst-Argyle Television, Washington, D.C. Bureau (2005-2007)
  • Executive Producer at The Don & Bo Show, Milwaukee, WI (2003-2004)
  • Communications & Marketing Specialist at Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI (2001-2003).

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