John Hollon

John Hollon

Vice President for Editorial at TLNT.com & ERE Media, Inc

Location
Orange County, California Area
Industry
Online Media

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John Hollon's Summary

I'm a leader and pretty much always have been. I am also a manager, an accomplished and award-winning columnist and blogger, and a sharp, thoughtful and visionary editor who has a lifetime of media experiences from print to online.

On top of that, I'm also a workforce management expert -- largely because of my deep management experience but also because I have seen so much management done so badly, by so many, for so very long. It's why I believe that the TV show "Undercover Boss" is actually an inside joke to show just how bad and clueless so many executives and senior managers really are.

I'm proud to say that my overall approach is thoughtful and pragmatic. You won't see me embrace the latest flavor-of-the-month management practices espoused by so many noisy commentators who are full of provocative opinions but terribly light on evidence or experience to back them up. Yes, my expertise actually comes from years of hard work, occasional failures, and frequent successes. But, I survived and learned from all of it and I continue to evolve, experience, and work very hard.

My expertise flows from a lifetime of good and bad experiences managing people in groups from large to small. Want my philosophy? It's this: I believe in the power of people working together to make something greater than they could ever build on their own. And, I believe in the ability of smart and focused management to help lead them in the quest to do it.

I am good at most everything a manager and executive should be, but some of my specialties include:
** Change management
** Employee engagement
** Best practices
** Editorial leadership in both digital/online and print
** Writing and editing
** Union negotiations
** Common sense leadership
** Civility

John Hollon's Experience

Vice President for Editorial & Editor-in-Chief

TLNT.com & ERE Media

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months) Southern California

Adjunct Professor of Communications

California State University, Fullerton

August 2007Present (7 years 2 months) Fullerton and Irvine, CA.

September 2004April 2010 (5 years 8 months) Irvine, CA.

20022004 (2 years) San Diego, CA

Editorial Director

Fancy Publications

20012002 (1 year) Irvine, CA.

Vice President of Editorial

Pets.com

19992001 (2 years) San Francisco, CA

Group Editor

Fancy Publications

19971999 (2 years) Irvne, CA.

Executive Editor

The Honolulu Advertiser

19941997 (3 years) Honolulu, HI

Editor

Great Falls Tribune

19921994 (2 years) Great Falls, Montana Area

Assistant Managing Editor

The Orange County Register

March 1981September 1992 (11 years 7 months) Orange County, California Area

News Editor

Los Angeles Herald Examiner

19781981 (3 years)

John Hollon's Skills & Expertise

  1. Editing
  2. Change Management
  3. Writing
  4. Journalism
  5. Common Sense
  6. Union Negotiations
  7. Interviewing
  8. Blogging
  9. Employee Engagement
  10. Leadership Development
  11. Content Management
  12. Staff Management
  13. Team Building
  14. Copy Editing
  15. Talent Management
  16. Recruiting
  17. Editorial
  18. Interviews
  19. Storytelling
  20. Publishing
  21. Human Resources
  22. Newspapers
  23. Negotiation
  24. Social Media
  25. Leadership
  26. New Media
  27. Marketing
  28. Advertising
  29. Management
  30. Social Networking
  31. Magazines
  32. Public Speaking
  33. Copywriting
  34. Publications
  35. Internal Communications
  36. Content Development
  37. Newsletters
  38. Media Relations
  39. Press Releases
  40. Digital Media

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John Hollon's Additional Information

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Honors and Awards:

* American Business Media, 2010 Jesse Neal Award finalist(Gold Medal) for Best Blog for The Business of Management.

* American Business Media, 2009 Jesse Neal Award winner (Gold Medal) for Best Editorial or Opinion Column

* American Business Media, 2009 Jesse Neal Award Finalist for Best Website for Workforce.com

* American Business Media, 2008 Jesse Neal Award Finalist for Best Blog for the Business of Management

* American Business Media, 2008 Jesse Neal Award Finalist for Best Website for Workforce.com

* American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) -- 2009 Gold Award (West Region) for Best Editorial/Editor's Letter for The Last Word

* American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) -- 2007 Gold Award (National) for Best Editorial/Editor's Letter for The Last Word

* American Business Media, 2005 Jesse Neal Award (Gold Medal) for Best Single Issue of a Magazine for Workforce Management

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