Account Manager at Hep Communications, LinkedIn Trainer, Freelance Writer, Editor and PR specialist
- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Winnipeg, Canada Area)
- Writing and Editing
Jon Waldman's Overview
- Freelance contributor at The Hockey News
- Account Manager at Hep Communications
- Communications (Freelance) at Stratus Enterprises, Inc.
- Volunteer - Organizing Committee Member at Movember Winnipeg
- Contracted writer at Winnipeg Free Press
- Winnipeg Jets Examiner at Examiner.com
- Author at ECW Press
- Contributing Editor at Beckett Media
- Freelance Consultant/Writer/Editor, WWE products at The Topps Company
- Volunteer - Committee Member, 'Y' Sports Dinner at Rady JCC
- Writer/Editor/Photographer/Designer at Jon Waldman, B.A., B.Journ
- Editor, SLAM! Wrestling at Canoe
- Freelance contributor at Studio Publications
- Director of Marketing at Pinnacle
- Media Coordinator, Volunteer Awards Dinner (Freelance) at Volunteer Manitoba
- Ryerson University
- The University of Winnipeg
- Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate
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Jon Waldman's Summary
Jon is an all-purpose communications coordination and consultation expert in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Experience includes article/press release/other media preparation (both writing and editing), photography, radio broadcasting and other facets of publication and audio media. He is also experienced in press conference and other media coordination, as well as event planning.
Jon is an Account Manager with Winnipeg's Hep Communications, where he provides Internet-based and traditional marketing solutions for companies of all sizes.
Specialties: Writing, copyediting, radio host, photo editing, photography, online marketing, writing for the web, design, consulting, marketing plan development, press release preparation, media relations, event planning and management
Jon Waldman's Skills & Expertise
Jon Waldman's Experience
Public Company; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry
September 2002 – Present (10 years 9 months)
Primarily contributed articles to specialty sections (gift guides, hockey camps, collectibles etc.), also some feature stories to the print publication and online. Also contributed to sister publication "Hockey Business News" (now defunct).
Most recent stint began in March 2013 and is on-going - contributing to sections such as Inside Hockey and Backchecking.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
August 2011 – Present (1 year 10 months) Winnipeg, Canada Area
At Hep, we're marketers first. We work with our clients to showcase their brand, draw buyers into their site and convert those prospects to action. We create strategies for every touchpoint to engage, interact and convert online activity into action that will allow you to create a relationship with the visitor.
Hep has experience in the old school of traditional media, allowing us to bring the best of the old and the new together to create a powerful message that penetrates, and resonates. Multi-channel marketing campaigns create a deeper experience for the prospect, creating a better selling opportunity reaching your target audience in a variety of ways - encouraging them to respond in the channel of their choice.
Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry
February 2012 – Present (1 year 4 months)
Wrote special feature and business spotlight stories, including events such as the Wonderful Wedding Show and previews such as the Destination Manitoba guide. Occasionally would be given photography assignments as well. (Currently in second term working with the Free Press. Previous term was June 2005 to April 2008.)
April 2008 – Present (5 years 2 months)
I have been contracted for three books with ECW Press.
The first book, "SLAM! Wrestling: Shocking Stories from the Squared Circle", published in November 2009, and enjoyed a week on the best-seller (non-fiction, softcover) list at McNally Robinson.
The second book, "Got'em, Got'em, Need'em", published in April 2011 and reached number two on McNally Robinson's non-fiction, softcover list. It has also been extensively covered in local and North American media.
My third book will be about the history of hockey and publishes in 2013.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry
March 2010 – Present (3 years 3 months)
Since March 2010 I have been writing articles for Beckett Media, either in magazines (primarily Beckett Hockey) and their website.
In June 2010, I began working as a hockey card market analyst, helping build Beckett's database of checklists and supplying pricing information.
Freelance Consultant/Writer/Editor, WWE products
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Consumer Goods industry
June 2006 – Present (7 years)
Since coming on board as a card-back biography writer, I have worked in numerous capacities for Topps and their WWE products, including checklist assembly, set development, photo selection and other responsibilities.
Volunteer - Committee Member, 'Y' Sports Dinner
Nonprofit Organization Management industry
September 2005 – Present (7 years 9 months)
I have volunteered for the Sports Dinner, which benefits programming and member needs for the Rose and Max Rady Jewish Community Centre. I have served on the Auction Committee (currently co-chair) and general committee since 2005, growing my role each year and helping recruit new committee members.
Jon Waldman, B.A., B.Journ
2002 – Present (11 years) Winnipeg, Canada Area
Along with several of the publications and companies I have listed in other entries on LinkedIn, I have worked on several other projects for companies, with duties including editing, proofreading, copy editing, photography and some design.
To learn more about the companies I have worked with, contact me through LinkedIn.
Editor, SLAM! Wrestling
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry
December 2000 – Present (12 years 6 months)
My work at SLAM! over the last 10 years has included writing articles of the following nature:
* show and pay-per-view reports
* in-depth features and
I have also served as Editor since 2003, which has included copy and photo editing, article assignment, organization relations and other duties.
June 2005 – September 2011 (6 years 4 months)
Since 2005 I have written for Studio's magazines, primarily for Winnipeg Men but also Winnipeg Women, Marketplace Magazine and Urbanite. My stories have included topics such as yoga for men, Internet fraud, cycling in Winnipeg and profiles, including Manitoba Moose General Manager Craig Heisinger.
Director of Marketing
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry
December 2010 – August 2011 (9 months)
Various marketing duties, including preparing position overviews, design, presentation preparation, event coordination etc.
Media Coordinator, Volunteer Awards Dinner (Freelance)
September 2009 – June 2011 (1 year 10 months)
Beginning in September annually, I prepared media releases, speeches, advertisements and other related material for Volunteer Manitoba's annual awards banquet. The banquet takes place annually towards the end of April.
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
June 2008 – August 2010 (2 years 3 months)
As Communications Coordinator, my baseline duties involved the dispurtion of information to media, the Winnipeg Jewish community, the Winnipeg general community and sister Federations in Canada and the U.S. This includes items such as news and feature pieces on our website, press releases, letters to constituents (either to targeted or broadbased groups), our honour roll/annual report and other forms. Other general duties include speech writing, photography, liaising with media, government and volunteers and other duties.
More recently, I was getting deeper into program coordination. This includes the Kavod Evening (volunteer recognition ceremony) and memorial services.
Freelance copy editor
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry
August 2007 – June 2010 (2 years 11 months)
I copy-edited publications for Wellington West, including newsletters and other documents either for internal or external distribution.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Market Research industry
October 2005 – June 2008 (2 years 9 months)
I edited magazines for the company's various clientele, whose industries included medicine, mining, construction, education, emergency services and various others.
Duties included writing, copy editing, layout, design, photograph, graphic and other image editing/creation, web design and others.
Since departing from Matrix, I have continued to occasionally contribute on a freelance basis to some publications.
Jon Waldman's Courses
Bachelor of Journalism, Print, new media
- Public Relations
- Copy Editing
- Public Relations
Jon Waldman's Projects
- November 2011 to Present
The Hep Communications blog has become one of our best marketing tools. Through updates that happen up to five days a week, we provide Winnipeg businesses and individuals with news and opinions on online, website, social media, mobile and traditional marketing trends and tips.
Our blog entries are available by RSS feed as well as our social media streams, including our LinkedIn Company Page, our Google Plus page, our Facebook page and Twitter.
- December 2012 to April 2013
- Redesigned website
- Created salesman's presentation for use on tablets.
- Created in-store slideshow for monitors.
Jon Waldman's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Jon Waldman's Publications
- ECW Press
- April 1, 2011
My second book, "Got'em, Got'em, Need'em" recounts the top 100 sports cards in the history of the industry, telling stories behind the collectibles and the athletes they pay tribute to.
Authors: Jon Waldman
- Winnipeg Free Press
- February 2012
One of my recent articles for the Winnipeg Free Press. This was published in a special section on Engineering.
Jon Waldman's Education
Bachelor of Journalism, Print, new media
2000 – 2002
The University of Winnipeg
Bachelor of Arts, English
1997 – 2000
Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate
High School Completion Certificate
1991 – 1997
Jon Waldman's Additional Information
Writing, photography, sports, hockey,
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