Hello World!
I’m JD Sullivan. I am a Communications Strategist with 10+ years experience in WordPress, Social Media Marketing, Radio Production and Reporting/Editing.

Highlights:

  • Initiated, Created, Collaborated, and Trained students with using a CMS website utilized in Basic Reporting and JMC Seminar and Basic reporting Class at Olivet College.
  • Developed the News & Information Director position at WOCR FM.
  • Publisher of justice and community oriented online news & information publications.

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Mass Communication at Olivet College Class of 2011
GPA: 3.4791 Dean’s List Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2010

Notable Firsts
First Media Project
: Zaap! magazine – it was a concept thing.
First Job: Newspaper Delivery for The Grand Rapids Press.
First Website: WTSS.com, a chat site I made in 1993. For awhile it was number 1 on Yahoo with keyword search, “Christian Teen Chat.: I sold it the domain in 2011.
First News Website: KentCountyStar went online in 2004. Later renamed to metroGRnews.
First CMS Learning Tool at Olivet College: ConvergentMediaCenter, gave journalism students practice posting online. The website was used in Basic Reporting and JMC Seminar.
First Morning Show at WOCR: I had this cazy idea we should have a morning show to catch the morning commuters and so they gave the show to me. Had to turn the transmitters on in the morning. Very very early in the morning.

Characteristics & Strengths
I am inquisitive. I delve, study, analyze. I excel at going beyond the surface toward uncovering information and discoveries. I am methodical, precise, and detail-oriented. I am creative yet organized. I am observant, enthusiastic, deeply passionate about the project. I am a visionary. I see the big picture, all the parts, and how it all fits together. I love to work on a team toward a common goal. I have great communication skills, patience, and compassion.

I am energized by nature. I enjoy thunderstorms and enjoy having natural elements in my surroundings. I enjoy spending time with other people, especially at creative or social justice events.  I take initiative. I am comfortable working under pressure in a deadline driven goal-oriented environment and getting the job done. I am especially motivated when I have the opportunity to mentor or advocate for others.