Jaci Clement

Mastermind & CEO, Great Legs Media; Publisher & Editor, Influential Insiders.com; CEO, Fair Media Council

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Jaci's bio

I earned my first byline in a daily when I was in the fourth grade.

Experience

Stuff I do.

2015 - Current

Publisher & Editor

info@influentialinsiders.com

2014 - Current

Mastermind & CEO

Great Legs Media

2001 - Current

Executive Director

Fair Media Council

2004 - 2014

associate director

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

2010 - 2013

Columnist

Long Island Business News

2007 - 2007

Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Hofstra University

1999 - 2001

Reporter & Editor

Long Island Business News

1996 - 1999

Communications Manager, Speech Writer

Newsday

1995 - 1996

Feature Reporter & Editor

Long Island Lifestyles

1991 - 1995

Spokesperson, Speech Writer

Hofstra University

1989 - 1991

Publicist

Luxottica Group

Publisher & Editor

info@influentialinsiders.com

The voice of Generation X. Personality profiles, lifestyle, commentary, current events. Launch date 2015. Send queries to info@influentialinsiders.com

Mastermind & CEO

Great Legs Media

Great Legs Media is a boutique media and communications firm. Traffic-stopping strategy and storytelling is our hallmark. Onsite coaching and development of communication staff for organizations of all sizes throughout the United States. Have legs, will travel. -:)

Executive Director

Fair Media Council

Responsible for strategic direction and execution of programming and advocacy of Fair Media Council, a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that is the country's oldest and most successful local media watchdog organizations. Redefined mission and rebranded organization in 2004 to reflect needs of news consumer in understanding and gaining access to media.
Expanded organization's reach to New York/New Jersey metro area.
Created a program for 4th to 6th grade students to gain understanding of news and media.
Created programming designed to teach the public how to get the media's attention and to provide access to media. Created an awards program for teachers using news in the classroom.
Regularly interviewed and often contribute opinion pieces on the topic of media.
Have spoken around the country on the importance of creating a media savvy public.
Featured on 'The American Dream Show.'
Most popular panelist on PBS affiliate WLIW program, 21 Forum.
Named one of Long Island's Top 50 Women and 40 Under 40 by Long Island Business News.
Received Media Advocate of the Year Award from the Long Island Association.
Received Distinguished Service Award from Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology.

associate director

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Columnist

Long Island Business News

Media coverage affects your business and your life ... and everything in between. Read more in Long Island Business News

Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Hofstra University

Taught mass media with an emphasis on how technology is changing the profession and the need to distinguish between fact and opinion

Reporter & Editor

Long Island Business News

Joined as small business editor and ultimately held the title of editor. Created Gimme Five, one of the most popular features in the paper.
Flipped to the business side of the newspaper to become Marketing Director. Designed events and cultural touchstones responsible for creating a $7.5 million revenue stream.

Communications Manager, Speech Writer

Newsday

Responsibities included speech writing and all public communications for the publisher.
Created and designed internal communication strategies to effectively communicate to 3,400 employees across six locations using multimedia platforms.
Served as liaison to Times Mirror Co. for best practices and communications across all TMC newspapers around the country.
Created special events, administered employee recognition award program, served as spokesperson. Instrumental in the planning and execution of Times Mirror Annual Meeting at Newsday.

Feature Reporter & Editor

Long Island Lifestyles

News and feature reporter and editor covering Nassau County's south shore. Created story and event to increase business in village of Malverne, which turned into a cultural touchstone and is still celebrated today. Ask me. -:))

Spokesperson, Speech Writer

Hofstra University

Dealt with media inquiries ranging from student affairs to international events, on deadline, in spoken and written form to best represent the interests of the University. Served as presidential speechwriter for various school, community and business events.

Publicist

Luxottica Group

Responsible for promotion and visibility of Luxottica SpA's designer eyewear lines: Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Jenny & Byblos and more.
Secured product placements in movies and television shows, including Woody Allen's Scenes from a Mall, Murphy Brown, and the Arsenio Hall Show.
Created a national phenomenon with the release of a promotional piece touting Giorgio Armani Occhiali as the new big thing in eyewear.

Education

My true education came from reading newspapers, traveling and meeting people from around the globe.

Hofstra University

Journalism/Communications

1985 - 1989 Editor in Chief, The Chronicle. Stringer for the education section of The New York Times. Reporter for Anton Community Newspapers. Wrote an investigative piece in my junior year that forced the resignation of a tenured professor. I was excused from a lot of classes after that.

Skills

I write, I speak, I market. Sometimes, I dance.

Social Media

Corporate Communications

Strategy

Public Relations

Editing

Journalism

Strategic Communications

Internal Communications

Event Management

Public Speaking

Speech Writing

Newspaper

Non-profits

Blogging

Media Relations

Facebook

Social Media Marketing

Press Releases

Copy Editing

Social Networking

Strategic Planning

Newsletters

Marketing Communications

Copywriting

Advertising

Marketing Strategy

Event Planning

Digital Media

New Media

News Writing

Fundraising

Research

Editorial

Nonprofits

Newspapers

Creative Writing

Email Marketing

Proofreading

Publicity

Publishing

Publications

Web Content

Marketing

Online Marketing

Magazines

Multimedia

Feature Articles

AP Style

Content Strategy

Interviews

Testimonials

So they say.

CHARLIE MACLEOD

CEO at SMM Advertising, Inc.

“Jaci is a strong and trusted leader. She is highly skilled in media relations, marketing and event planning. Her accomplishments as a media professional are very impressive including the growth and high regional visibility and importance of the Fair Media Council. Jaci's strongest trait however, is that of a visionary. She's always creating and taking the risks that a good leader is willing to do. I highly recommend her to assist your organization to help meet its growth goals.”

Mike DeLuise

Founding Partner at jigunda

“Jaci Clement is a wonderfully creative and effective professional. A a member of my staff at the start of her career she proved her talents early on. Her ability to identify the true needs of her clients then provide sharp rapid solutions place her among the best in the business.”

Patrick Calabria

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management at Farmingdale State College of New York

“Jaci has done extraordinary working in creating and implementing a 21st Century vision for the Fair Media Council.”

Jim Cameron

Peabody award recipient, former NBC News anchor. Media Trainer / Speaking Coach / Meeting Moderator since '82.

“There is no better advocate for citizen involvement in local media than Jaci. Her work at the Fair Media Council should be replicated across the US, but Long Islanders are lucky to have her talents working on their behalf.

Her annual "Connection Day" event is a must-attend for thousands and she always wows me with her timely panels and speakers.

Her articulate writings and speeches hold local media to the highest standards of community service, and rightly so. Yet, she is widely respected as fair and reasonable in her advocacy.”

Interests

Fitness
Competitive ballroom dancing
Travel
Restaurants
Writing
Hanging with my rockstar German Shepherd Dog, Jive

Contact

Talk to me.

Greater New York City Area

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