Jenny Jedeikin is a seasoned writer and editor with experience both in current online media platforms as well as national magazines, TV, and radio. Her column in Rolling Stone Magazine was the first to give national exposure to such trends as Generation X and body piercing. Jenny has experience producing smart and progressive television. In her stint as a Segment Producer/Writer for MTV’s The Jon Stewart Show, she lent her perspective to Jon Stewart’s first foray into television. As a stand-up comedian in New York City, Jenny appeared performing original material on Comedy Central’s Short Attention Span Theater and Stand Up, Stand Up.
She has published personal essays in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate, North Bay Bohemian, Whole Life Times, Curve Magazine, Gannet’s The Bold Italic, as well as the LGBT dot429, all of which you can find here. In her current role as a freelance writer and editor she provides ongoing writing, content and editorial services to the following clients: LinkedIn’s Talent Blog, Salesforce.com, National Non-profit Cool the Earth, McGuire Real Estate, and is a contributor to University of Phoenix Alumni Magazine, Phoenix Forward.
For the past several years, Jenny has developed and articulated a passion for social and environmental causes. As Director of Communications for national non-profit Cool the Earth, Jenny helped to advocate and shape a program and games which have motivated over 250,000 children and their families to reduce their carbon emissions.
Currently Jenny helps to lift up an underserved community in Richmond, CA by writing grants and other materials for nonprofit Pogo Park. Pogo Park is an innovative corporate development corporation and has been named a model for community engagement by The State of California for its ability to involve residents in solving complex problems for themselves.
In 2013 her writing won three awards from MarCom, the annual marketing and communications awards, and in 2014 she received two awards from Hermes Creative awards. Jenny is currently writing a personal narrative book and is working on a comic strip, Just Living Jenny.
Jenny has also taught personal writing at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, California, and works individually with writing clients. Jenny graduated with general honors in English literature from U.C. Berkeley.