Jessie Kuhn


2015-present, content strategist, Dorothy Lane Market; Dayton, Ohio

  • Letting my instincts as a journalist take charge in telling the stories of a beloved community gem through a variety of channels such as a monthly community publication, social media, e-newsletters, PR, and more.
  • Editorializing communication channels to be engaging, informative and visually pleasing.
  • Build buzz and excitement for the brand by creating engaging content, showcasing the experts and doing so in a way that is always deliciously beautiful.

2008-15, editor-in-chief, HOW and Print, F+W Media; Cincinnati

  • Setting the editorial direction, writing and managing columns and features for 
HOW, a creativity and business magazine/brand for graphic designers, and Print, a magazine/brand that takes an introspective look at the intersection of graphic design and culture
  • Managing editorial direction of HOWDesign.com and Printmag.com and implementing content marketing and SEO strategy. Serve as team lead for website migrations and any other web overhauls requiring a content specialist
  • Managing a team of editors and working accordingly with internal and external partners, such as designers, freelancers, advertising reps and marketing managers
  • Planning print-to-web strategy with each issue and engaging with readers using social media, like @Printmag and @HOWBrand
  • Working on team to develop and grow an ecommerce hub that serves the needs of graphic designers: MyDesignShop.com
  • Facilitating the judging and content marketing of eight annual design competitions and serving as a public face for brand at annual, multimillion-dollar event attracting 3,500+ attendees
  • Assisting in programming design conference speaking lineup

2007–08, Editor/Reporter, Pulse (formerly Downtowner); Cincinnati

  • Managing weekly columns (including two sports columns), staff  assignments, editing content and overseeing production
  • Presiding over each issue from conceptualization to final design
  • Reporting on Cincinnati events and engaging local community in dialogue

2007, Copy editor/designer, Cox Ohio newspapers; Dayton

  • Giving editorial content a final read, 
fact-checking and writing headlines for all sections, ranging from local sports to A1 stories
  • Designing pages through templates, while selecting newsworthy stories from wire services

2006, Special sections intern, Cincinnati Magazine; Cincinnati

  • Contributing editor for Cincinnati Wedding
  • Assisting to style models for Cincinnati Wedding photo shoot
  • Fact-checking and writing stories

First place for Best Arts Reporting 2008 (Jessie Gridley, Downtowner),  Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

2002-06, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor’s degree, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

2004, Study abroad program, Pamplona, Spain
Spanish minor and certification



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