Jake Schwarzinger

Content creator. Idea generator. Technology enthusiast. Leader in the global fight against cheese.

About me

Jake Schwarzinger

Web Designer & Social Media Coordinator from St. Paul, Minn.

“Jake is the guy you want sitting in on your brainstorming sessions. He's got a real gift for turning creative lightning bolts into practical web solutions. He's especially keen at creating interactive web tools that help the campus community understand and use the web. He graduated with a Mass Comm: Broadcasting major, minoring in Computer Science, so he has expertise from both the communication and technology worlds; he marries the two seamlessly.”

Mollee Sheehan, Director of Web Communications - Winona State University

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Work Experience

2014 -

University of Minnesota

Web Designer & Multimedia Coordinator
  • Manage, create, and design HRL websites and Drupal web content management system (CMS)
  • Develop social media strategies that support residence hall/apartment communities
  • Develop and source content for websites, social media, digital signage, and print publications including but not limited to: copy, videos, photos, and graphics
  • Responsible for coordinating, planning, writing and editing messages for various audiences via website, email, digital signage, and more
  • Integrate social media into larger departmental communication strategies
  • Lead departmental videography and photography efforts
  • Provide leadership for departmental communication committee
  • Manage student video production assistant, and graphic artist student staff
  • Assist in directing the work & training efforts of 20 computer lab/technology support student employees
  • Assess social media & web efforts by reviewing analytics
  • Assist with the development of departmental style guide
  • Manage digital assets
  • Provide internal customer service by responding to support tickets and technology helpdesk phone calls related to technical problems, and marketing & communication-related projects
2012 - 2014

University of Delaware

Communications Specialist
  • Directed, coordinated, and developed the creation, production, and monitoring of website & social media content, web & social media presence, and other marketing and communication initiatives and campaigns
  • Developed and implemented communication & marketing policies and plans for the department and departmental programs & initiatives
  • Served as the primary photographer and videographer
  • Visually merged two departments (Office of Residence Life, and Housing Assignment Services) by creating one unified brand, website and web presence
  • Collaborated with the University of Delaware Office of Communications and Marketing, and Information Technologies to redesign departmental website
  • Advised, guided and collaborated with faculty, students, and staff regarding university-wide and departmental communications projects and initiatives
  • Coordinated with the Office of Communications and Marketing to develop press releases
  • Developed, implemented and monitored a communications budget of over $12,000
  • Supervised communications student worker
  • Assisted in creation of departmental strategic plan
  • Chaired the RL&H Marketing Committee
  • Serve on the University of Delaware: Sustainability Taskforce, Sustainability Taskforce Marketing Committee, Residence Life & Housing Sustainability Implementation Team, Earth Week Committee, Division of Student Life Assessment Committee, and Division of Student Life Newsletter Committee
  • Was a member of Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I) 2012-2014, American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 2013-2014, University of Delaware LGBT Ally Program
  • Attended ACUHO-I Business Operations Conference in 2013, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Annual Conference in 2013

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Information Officer

Saint Paul, Minn.
  • Updated and created new webpages
  • Promoted outreach events through photography and videography on the DNR website and social media

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Bachelor of Arts

Winona State University

Mass Communictions Major with Broadcasting emphasis, Computer Science Minor