Jakob McQuade Resume
I am currently seeking a position in which I can apply my diverse education, job experience, and variety of applicable abilities within real-world scenarios. Along the way, I hope to gain career skills and other experiences that will translate into my future career prospects in the multimedia discipline.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
BS Journalism – Marketing, 2020
As a Journalism major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, I spent my collegiate career honing my craft as an author while gaining experience in graphic arts, communication, and leadership roles. Cal Poly’s “learn by doing” philosophy presented opportunities in campus media groups, such as Mustang News and KCPR – invaluable first-hand experiences that developed my skills in the realm of journalism, marketing, social media, and public relations.
News and feature writing for print publication | Audio / Video reporting and editing using Adobe Audition and Premiere | Social media and public relations copy writing | Design work in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign | Artist Relations | Music Curation | Radio programming and broadcasts as a disk jockey using Zetta | Coding experience in HTML and CSS | Data Analysis | Team leadership and management |
Saatchi & Saatchi LA 3501 Sepulveda Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505
At Saatchi & Saatchi LA, I completed a summer internship as a Strategic Planner, which emphasized research, data analysis, and professional writing skills. I worked on the Global Olympics team and helped develop a Cannes Gold Lion winning campaign for our main client, Toyota. I also participated in an isolated intern project, in which we formulated a full campaign for the Toyota Corolla from the ground up – a project which would ultimately transcend its status as an intern-only project and be presented to Toyota.
KCPR – Cal Poly Radio 1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
At KCPR, I was on the management team as Editor in Chief, as well as an author and a disk jockey. As a disk jockey, I exercised my ability to curate music, culture, news, and information to put on a two-hour show of what students on campus needed to know. As editor and author, I focused on the analysis of artists – new and old – to reflect upon their work and give our audience an understanding of their importance. I also conducted and wrote interviews, album/song reviews, and delved into the local culture. Overseeing the editorial team allowed me to develop my planning, team building, and leadership skills.
Ernie Ball Music Man 151 Suburban Rd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
In the Artist Relations position with Ernie Ball, I was able to get my start in the music industry while applying my talents in writing, interviewing, social media, copy writing, and marketing. Working with one of the most well-known names in the guitar industry, I became acquainted with their star-studded roster, supplying them with the essentials while on tour and providing exposure via blog and social media posts. Aside from assisting with their groundbreaking String Theory and All Access series, I headed the weekly Follow Friday and Metal Monday articles on the blog, covering on-the-rise artists in the Ernie Ball Family.