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Jon Waldman

Marketing Strategist at Cohesive Marketing, LinkedIn Specialist, Content Development Expert, Author & PR Professional

Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Industry
Writing and Editing
Current
  1. Triumph Books,
  2. Cohesive Marketing,
  3. The Hockey News
Previous
  1. Rady JCC,
  2. Studio Publications,
  3. Pinnacle
Education
  1. Ryerson University
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Websites
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Triumph Books

Triumph Books

Author, 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

– Present

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Background

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 a Marketing Strategist with Winnipeg's Cohesive Marketing, where he provides online and traditional marketing solutions for companies of all sizes. He is also the lead on LinkedIn presentations for the company, training organizations of all sizes and employees of all titles on proper usage of the business networking platform.

Specialties: Writing, copy editing, radio host, photo editing, photography, online marketing, writing for the web, project management, training, LinkedIn and other social media, consulting, marketing plan development, press release preparation, media relations and event planning.

Skills

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Media Relations
  • Copy Editing
  • Photo Editing
  • Radio Host
  • Press Releases
  • Public Relations
  • Proofreading
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Newsletters
  • Event Planning
  • Publicity
  • Public Speaking
  • Corporate Communications
  • Blogging
  • Marketing Communications
  • Stories
  • Strategic Communications
  • Newspaper
  • Creative Writing
  • Research
  • Internal Communications
  • Speech Writing
  • Web Content
  • Publications
  • Editorial
  • AP Style
  • Magazines
  • Press Kits
  • Books
  • Digital Photography
  • Fact-checking
  • Retouching
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Interview Preparation
  • Marketing
  • Event Management
  • New Media
  • Online Marketing
  • Web Design
  • Facebook
  • Content Management
  • Entertainment
  • Content Strategy
  • News Writing
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Experience

Author, 100 Things Jets Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

Triumph Books
– Present (4 months)

Releasing November 2015, my book is part of the "100 Things..." series published by Triumph. More information to follow.

Marketing Strategist

Cohesive Marketing
– Present (3 years 4 months)Winnipeg, Canada Area

Cohesive Marketing is a marketing services agency with a unique structure of marketing professionals who work directly with the customer to develop strategic programs. We create integrated experiences specific to customer requirements that include Online Marketing, Website Design & Development, Branding and Integrated Marketing, as well as Traditional Marketing & Advertising.

Our focus is working with small and medium sized organizations to become their strategic marketing and tactical solutions partner. Every engagement is different but what doesn’t change is the trust we create with each customer by learning about their business and goals and providing programs that are effective and measurable.

Freelance contributor

The Hockey News
– Present (12 years 3 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). Latest article releasing Fall 2014.

Communications (Freelance)

Stratus Enterprises, Inc.
– Present (2 years 2 months)Toronto

Creating press materials and news items for Trish Stratus and her Toronto-based yoga studio, Stratusphere Yoga.

Volunteer - Organizing Committee Member

Movember Winnipeg
– Present (2 years 4 months)Winnipeg, Canada Area

Movember Winnipeg is helping change the face of men's health, one moustache at a time!

Duties include:
Marketing strategy development, event planning/coordination/publicity, media interviews.

Contracted writer

Winnipeg Free Press
– Present (2 years 10 months)Winnipeg, Canada Area

Throughout my time with the Free Press, I have prepared 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.)

Author

ECW Press
– Present (6 years 8 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, "He Shoots, He Saves" focuses on hockey memorabilia and releases in February 2015.

Contributor

Beckett Media
– Present (4 years 9 months)

Since March 2010 I have been writing articles on a freelance basis for Beckett Media, either in magazines (primarily Beckett Hockey) or 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, WWE products

The Topps Company
– Present (8 years 6 months)

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.

Most recently, I have added media relations duties to my portfolio with Topps.

Content Generation and Editing, Public Relations, Photography and Event Coordination

Jon Waldman, B.A., B.Journ
– Present (12 years)Winnipeg, Canada Area

Organizations I have worked with include newspaper, magazine and online media publishers (including consumer and trade publications), university research groups, performers and private entities.

Work for these organizations includes content creation, copy editing, media relations (including press release creation and interview arrangement), communication strategy development, product development, event coordination, photography.

Editor, SLAM! Wrestling

Canoe
– Present (14 years)

My work at SLAM! over the last 10 years has included writing articles of the following nature:
* biographies
* reviews
* show and pay-per-view reports
* in-depth features and
* op/eds

I have also served as Editor since 2003, which has included copy and photo editing, article assignment, organization relations and other duties.

Volunteer - Committee Member, 'Y' Sports Dinner

Rady JCC
(8 years 1 month)

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.

Freelance contributor

Studio Publications
(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

Pinnacle
(9 months)

Various marketing duties, including preparing position overviews, design, presentation preparation, event coordination etc.

Media Coordinator, Volunteer Awards Dinner (Freelance)

Volunteer Manitoba
(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.

Communications Coordinator

Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
(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

Wellington West Capital Inc
(2 years 11 months)

I copy-edited publications for Wellington West, including newsletters and other documents either for internal or external distribution.

Editor

The Matrix Group, Inc
(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.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Media Spokesperson, Member

Infertility Awareness Association of Canada - Winnipeg Chapter

The Infertility Awareness Association of Canada is a support network for couples going through and overcoming barriers to conception.

Opportunities Jon is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Jon cares about:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Services

Organizations Jon supports:

  • Movember
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Winnipeg
  • Infertility Awareness Association of Canada

Courses

Ryerson University

  • Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
  • Copy Editing
  • Public Relations
  • Public Relations

Projects

Patio World - various projects(Link)

- Redesigned website
- Created salesman's presentation for use on tablets.
- Created in-store slideshow for monitors.

Team members:

FC WoodWorks(Link)

In January 2014, I completed work on FC WoodWorks' new website. Work on the site included:
- Redesign of the layout with Hep Communications Designer Arnold Lontajo
- Content generation with our client
- Photo editing and selection.

The new website reflects the uniqueness of FC WoodWorks' capabilities, which includes custom cabinetry, countertops, wall adornment and other facets. Their work is absolutely stunning and I would readily endorse their services to anyone who is looking to give their office, commercial or industrial space a new look.

Team members:

Languages

  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Hebrew (basic)

  3. French (basic)

Publications

Got'em, Got'em, Need'em(Link)

ECW Press
April 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:

U of M engineering students strive to make a difference(Link)

Winnipeg Free Press
February 2012

One of my recent articles for the Winnipeg Free Press. This was published in a special section on Engineering.

Education

Ryerson University

Bachelor of Journalism, Print, new media

Attained my Bachelor of Journalism degree (post-graduate) in 2002. Focused area of study was Newspaper.

Activities and Societies: Writer - The Ryersonian Writer - The Eyeopener

The University of Winnipeg

Bachelor of Arts, English

Completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000, majoring in English. Also involved in the Jewish Students Association.

Activities and Societies: Board Member - Jewish Students Association

Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate

High School Completion Certificate

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