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J A Y    S P E I D E N

Creative, resourceful writing and production professional with extensive experience producing print, television and branded new media content with the power to attract an audience.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Shanghai Studio Head  | Producer -- Microsoft; RUN Studios 

Studio Editor, Shanghai, China
Handle overflow editing needs from the Microsoft home office in Seattle, Washington as the sole  MS Creative Services representative in Shanghai. Responsible for all forward prep work for the launch of a MS  international studio hub based in Shanghai. China. 

 

Digital Lead -- PRISM (WPP, BlueHive)

Ford Content Factory, Sports Marketing and Intelligent Activation, Shanghai, China 

Headed up and set in motion  a team of producers responsible for creating and placing a continuing stream of content with the power to attract an audience from Bangkok to Beijing and Shanghai to San Juan. 

Creative Head -- Production Manager, Thoughtful China

Branded Entertainment Studios, Shanghai, China 

Led a team of nine producers through every facet of the production process -- from show concept pitches to field and studio shoots -- while producing upwards of six ongoing, Chinese-language, branded entertainment series for some of the most recognizable brands in the world.

 

Content Manager, enovate

Insights, marketing and design firm, Shanghai, China 

Writer, editor and branded content producer. Took creative briefs from clients and worked to build them into digital online campaigns. Led a team of twelve freelance trendspotters throughout China responsible for writing daily original blog and subscription content aimed at keeping clients such as L'Oréal and Coca-Cola abreast of new youth trends in China.

 

Features Editor, Writer, Jakarta Globe

Globe Media, Jakarta, Indonesia 

Features editor and contributor to Kemang Buzz magazine.        

 

Co-Host, Internet Superstar

Revision 3San Francisco, CA

Writer and co-host for popular weekly online show Internet Superstar.          

▪ Wrote, edited and acted in parody viral videos that garnered over one million views per month.

▪ Wrote and produced successful digital advertising campaigns for Godaddy.com, Netflix, Beck’s Beer and Cheetos.

 

Co-Founder, Silver Buick Productions                                                   
Independent Production Company, Los Angeles, CA

Co-founded this small production company in order to write and produce the award-winning independent film The Cloggers of Putneyville, honored as Best First Film at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival.

▪ In addition to co-writing and producing the film, I also played a lead role.

 

Senior Producer, Writer, Web Drifter

Revision3.com, San Francisco, CA   

Writer, field producer and editor for all comedy programming at Revision 3, one of the world’s most successful producers of original content for the Internet. Co-creator and producer of Web Drifter, ranked by iTunes as one of the top 100 video podcasts of 2007. 

 

Producer, Writer, Editor, Mad Bank, E! Entertainment Online

E! Entertainment Networks (Comcast), Los Angeles, CA

Creator, field producer, editor and writer for Mad Bank, a weekly show for E! Online.

▪Wrote and produced all promo trailer reels used to sell of E!’s domestic programming at the international level. Conceived, wrote and produced on air promo spots and interstitials for E! International channels.  

 

Head Writer, Comedy Central                                            

Comedy Central Network, Los Angeles, CA

Wrote and produced Web Drifter, a pilot for development with Comedy Central.

 

Head Writer, g-NET/VH1                                                                        
g-NET Media and VH1 Networks

Wrote and produced all Games are Cool franchise segment for air on VH1.

 

Head Writer, Unscrewed                                                                      

TechTV Inc., San Francisco, CA

(Cable network available in 70 million homes worldwide)

Wrote and produced opening monologues for daily comedy entertainment talk show “Unscrewed with Martin Sargent.” Developed, wrote and produced field packages and franchise segments and supervised edits to ensure the highest quality broadcast output. Used acting and voice-over skills to develop several regular characters for the show.

▪ Helped increase ratings by 140% over a one-year period.

 

Managing Editor, CNBC Asia                                            

Taiwan Today English News, Taipei, Taiwan

Used expertise in Asian market and fluency in Mandarin Chinese to help in the creation of Taiwan’s first daily English language news report for broadcast throughout the region.

▪ Managed staff of six full-time reporters.

▪ Turned daily news leads into stories for broadcast under intense deadline pressure.

▪ Wrote and produced five-part travel documentary Destination Philippines. 

 

EDUCATION

Denison University, Granville, Ohio

▪ Double BA major in English Literature and Film Theory and Production

 

Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

▪ International Mandarin Training Center

 

San Francisco Academy of Web Design, San Francisco, CA

▪ Trained in all aspects of web design

 

FILM/ LANGUAGE/ EDITING/ HOSTING

▪ Host for Infected, a bi-weekly podcast that debuted at #1 on iTunes

▪ Fluent in spoken Mandarin Chinese

▪ Trained on all DSLR and video platforms, Excel, Avid, PP, PS, After Effects, Logic Pro, Mail Chimp and Final Cut Pro