Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Professional publisher, writer, and marketer with 4 years of experience in devising successful media strategies and orchestrating special events, and creating important books. Meticulous in managing and carrying out special events by arranging for media presence, composing written documents, booking photographers, reserving event venues, and preparing eye-catching graphics. Highly adept in authoring reviews, press releases, and marketing materials. Madly, madly in love with poetry and wanting to always honor the social value of a poet-in-community. Dynamic Quality Assurance Analyst successfully executes testing methodologies to identify gaps and make recommendations for process improvements. Leverages excellent analytical and programming skills to document and troubleshoot errors. Advanced knowledge of test case management and defect tracking tools to support test processes.

  • Completed Race Talk University, a ten-week program dedicated to candid conversations and resource-sharing regarding anti-racism work.
  • Partnered with The Arbor Institute to create a virtual event focused on the intersection of the 2020 racial uprisings and climate change.
  • Authored two full-length poetry collections, Stupid Flowers and Hero Victim Villain.
  • Performed poetry widely across Colorado, including sharing stages with Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, Aurora, Colorado Poet Laureate Jovan Mays, and Anne Waldman.
  • Written multiple book reviews, including for Steven Dunn's Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press), Agnes Volta's The Eden of Perhaps (Spartan Press), and a forthcoming review of Kristin Bock's Glass Bikini (Tupelo Press).
  • Hosted generative workshops, curated an art gallery, and facilitated and partnered to facilitate many community conversations on difficult topics.
  • Oversaw a Facebook group during the pandemic called "Go Outside and Howl at 8" with over 600,000 members, leading to a nationwide nightly event during the early pandemic, featured by NPR and BBC.
  • Press Release Writing
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Editing and Proofreading
  • Web Content Creation
  • Project Coordination
  • Audience and Reader Appeal
  • Author Relations
  • Manuscript Evaluation
  • Originality and Creativity
Work History
Editor-In-Chief & Owner, 09/2018 to Current
Aon CorporationMoore, OK,
  • Support and encourage editorial board to provide independent and objective advice, opinions, and perspectives to enhance publication.
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships with bookstores representative of our values for distribution and events.
  • Represent and promote publication at publisher events, trade shows, and conferences.
  • Collaborate with staff to develop publication journal via WordPress and social media presence.
  • Created press releases for Colorado media for forthcoming titles and events.
  • Spearheaded production of poetry anthology raising over $4000 for local non-profit working to address food inequities.
  • Hosted dozens of local events, both online and in-person, including book release with audience of 200 people.
Quality Assurance Analyst, 09/2020 to Current
SunrunCity, STATE,
  • Conduct monthly, as well as ongoing, content audits to identify gaps and redundancies of content.
  • Work with Google Suites (Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Drive) on daily basis.
  • Evaluate employee emails for best practices in language, spelling, and grammar, improving email grammar standards by 5% over 6 months.
  • Facilitate daily meetings to foster best practices among departments overseeing hundreds of employees.
  • Onboarded five Associate Quality Assurance Analysts through training utilizing Google Suites.
Poetry Editor & Events Coordinator, 03/2019 to 08/2020
Suspect PressCity, STATE,
  • Worked with graphic artists, post-production team members and other specialists to produce captivating and successful poetry section for magazine highlighting queer and BIPOC authors.
  • Published, edited, formatted, and hosted release party for author's collection of poems meditating on climate change and sexual trauma.
  • Partnered with Meow Wolf to promote, organize, and host events to generate awareness of quarterly publication with 5,000-issue distribution throughout Denver Metro Area.
  • Hosted and organized monthly poetry series featuring poets from across United States, including social media promotions.
  • Coordinated poetry content and topics with Editor-in-Chief.
Editor-In-Chief & Owner, 03/2017 to 10/2018
Punch Drunk PressCity, STATE,
  • Founded and ran publications, editorial work, promotional work, and event coordination for press publishing six full-length poetry collections, including anthology of local poets.
  • Provided platform through book publication, online journal, and live events for diverse group of artists and writers.
  • Partnered with local artists to create book covers and promotional materials.
  • Ran, and continue to run two longstanding poetry event series, Punketry! and Jazzetry, where poets read accompanied by musicians.
  • Recognized by Colorado's Westword Magazine as a Colorado Creative, for my contributions to Colorado's arts community.
Bachelor of Arts: English Major, Spanish Minor, Expected in 05/2024
Metropolitan State University of Denver - Denver, CO
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2006
Bear Creek High School - Lakewood, CO
Native or Bilingual
Limited Working

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