Freelance Writer Profile
California Media Curator
Name: Jacob Chavez
Type of Writer: Blogger / Web Content Writer
Location: Long Beach, CA
Rate Type: per article (or blog post)
Average / Typical Rate: $50 - 100
My Website / Portfolio: http://www.culifornia.com
I have a blog on http://www.culifornia.com that I use to report on local events in Southern California. There is so much going on in the state currently that I can provide an inside eye from someone who knows his way around. This is not limited to Los Angeles, I also frequent Orange County, San Diego, Coachella Valley, Inland Empire, South Bay, through Oxnard, Camarillo, and Bakersfield.
I tend to focus on cultural events, city/state goverment decisions, cannabis, cuisine, and how California defines itself. I'm interested in everything from tribal pow wows to the newest restaurant opening. I am eclectic and would love to add flare to your next article.
Experience / Education / Qualifications
http://www.culifornia.com, Long Beach, CA — Content Manager/Writer
January 2016 - PRESENT
Responsible for creating media content on http://www.culifornia.com. Performing research to write articles based on culture, local current events, and/or local history of California. Contribute photos to blog.
Traffic Management Inc, Signal Hill, CA — IT Manager
January 2014 - March 2017
Oversee 23 offices and 700 employees for technical functionality and needs. Write IT internal policies for department staff. Create Acceptable Use Policy for company staff. Perform 1 on 1 bi-weekly reviews with employees in IT department. Write annual reviews and include new Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Establish IT documentation and contribute to Knowledge Base for departmental guides. Outline timeline for projects and budget for hardware/software procurement. Plan system upgrades using Change Management System (CMS) for solution and rollbacks.
CASC Inc, Colton, CA — IT Systems Administrator
November 2010 - January 2014
Strong emphasis on employee and client support while managing purchasing and vendor management. Create training website for clients and San Bernardino County to purchase classes presented by CASC Certified staff. Establish network infrastructures for company affiliates. Short and long-term IT planning with employees, managers, directors, & CASC President.
ITT Technical Institute, San Bernardino, CA — B.S. Information Systems Security
June 2004 - March 2008