Jonathan M. Hemmerdinger
1001 N. Vermont St Apt. 204 Arlington, VA 22201
Objective: To report and write for a print or online publication
Georgetown University: Masters of Journalism, part-time (expected finish date: Aug. 2009)
Clips: See Below
Reporter, CEO Update () (December 2008-Present)
•Write business news article on-deadline for this bi-weekly publication (focuses on trade association news)
•Plan future edition and news stories with editor-in-chief
Journalism Internship: Heart to Heart (September 2008-Present)
•Assist Bruce Johnson, WUSA9 Anchor, with the completion of Heart to Heart, a book about heart attack survivors
•Locate and interview survivors to record their personal experiences and challenges with heart disease
•Write and edit book chapters / plan chapter content
•Background research on heart disease (interview doctors at hospitals nationwide)
Sales Analyst, Hewitt Associates, Falls Church, VA (August 2006-Present)
•Write and edit professional consulting work proposals (emphasis on clarity, brevity, and accuracy)
•Produce “Sales Talk,” a monthly sales “show” w/ 70+ listeners (identify topics & guests, create script)
•Identify HR sales opportunities through daily review of developments at F500 companies
•Provide analysis, agendas, & documentation for meetings w/ executives at F500 companies
Seastar Sales Representative, GeoEye, Dulles, VA (Sept 2005-August 2006)
•Managed SeaStar sales in the US, Caribbean, Canada, Hawaii, and American Samoa
•Responsible for over 30 vessel accounts, including Longline, Purse-Seine, and Troller fleets.
Manager of Market Development, Independence Air, Dulles, VA (October 2003- September 2005)
•Created and sold discount/incentive packages to 100+ corporations and travel agencies
•Managed marketing events/sales blitzes in 35 cities over 3-month airline launch
•Cold-called hundreds of potential FLYi corporate clients and travel agencies
•Promoted from Marketing Coordinator and Crew Tracker
Other Work / Achievements
•Charter Fishing Captain / Shuttle Captain: Outermost Harbor Marine, Chatham, MA (06/1999 – 09/2003)
•U.S. Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Master (vessels up to 50 gross tons, near-coastal waters)
•Board of Directors, Westview Condominium, September 2007 (Secretary)
Education: Gettysburg College, 2000: BA, History / Minor: Creative Writing (undeclared)
Other Education: Gotham Writer’s Workshop, Article Writing, October 2007.
Recent Published (posted at )
•"Advice on Layoffs: If needed, take time to do it right," CEO Update, 30 January 2009.
•"Renewable energy groups press for stimulus incentives," CEO Update, 30 January 2009.
•"Associations mark inauguration with receptions, celebration," CEO Update, 30 January 3009.
•"Associations Cut Spending, Search for Additional Revenue," CEO Update, 16 January 2009
•"Housing Sector Rallies to Advocate for Stimulus Funds," CEO Update, 16 January 2009.
•"Housing Coalition Members Converge on Hill," CEO Update, 08 January 2009.
•"Fallout from Madoff Scandal descends on Washington," CEO Update, 02 January 2009
•"The Science of Persuasion," Search Magazine, November-December 2008
•"Arlington Provides Refuge for Cambodian Culture," Sun Gazette, 30 September 2008.
•“Apple Fans Get Set for iPhone Upgrade,” The National, 07 July 2008.
•“Where Crime is Considered History,” The National, 5 June 2008.
•“Why Dith Pran and The Killing Fields Matter,” Cape Cod Times, 11 April 2008.
•“Cambodian Dance Keeps Traditional Culture Alive,” Radio Free Asia, 13 March 2008.
•“New Year Celebration Continues Ancient Tradition,” , 16 April 2008.
•“A Piece of Southeast Asia Thrives in Washington Suburbs,” , 25 March 2008.
•“For Cambodian Americans, Returning Home is Unlikely,” , 24 March 2008.
•“Shifting Sands to Alter Outer-Cape Fishing,” Cape Cod Times, 22 June 2007.
•“Make Room for the Meat-Eaters,” Oct. 2007
•“A Perfect Day,” July 2007
•“Copperline,” June 2007
•“Why I Like Commercial Fishing,” June 2007
•“Why I need More TV,” Feb. 2007
•Photography/Photoshop (SLR camera)
•Web blogging/creating a webpage ()
•Courses in Movie Products/Editing and Final Cut Pro to be completed by November 2008.