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John Scott

Folsom, CA


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Product strategist and marketer with proven experience in identifying market opportunities and the competitive landscape. Specialties include writing for social, technical and internal audiences, preparing deliverables presentations to clients and employers, also teaching and training staff.



Senior Marketing Manager   

Benningfield Group | Folsom, CA                          July 2018-present


I am assisting the firm in identifying new product verticals, developing strategies to bring new software to the marketplace, then ultimately promoting these products through omnichannel marketing.



Technical Writer     

NASA | Greenbelt,  Maryland                    July 2018- October 2018                                   


This remote contract position involved “translating” highly scientific project proposals into content accessible for a wider audience. This was primarily an internal communications role, but certain deliverables were also viewed by a civilian audience or the press.




School of Communications and Media Technologies                                                                                             September 2010-present

Academy of Art University | San Francisco  


In this role I had several functions: teaching graduate courses in social media production and branding, also marketing and multiplatform storytelling. I created and managed our social media platforms and supervised a small team of student content creators. One major achievement was performing comprehensive analysis of all departmental marketing channels then submitting a solution-based report to the marketing department for the entire university.



Producer + Host                                       November 2010-July 2011

CBS Interactive

San Francisco


I was the writer, host and producer of a popular video podcast spotlighting local entrepreneurs. Audio from the episodes ran on KCBS news radio in San Francisco. This tapped a new revenue stream for the company.


Operations Manager                        December 2007-February 2010

Digital and Broadcast     

iHeart Media +Total Traffic Network

San Francisco


We pioneered the concept of insertion of local ad content in podcasts and was one of the industry leaders in this practice. One of our biggest successes was developing a weekly podcast with then-San Francisco mayor (and now candidate for governor) Gavin Newsom. As program manager of News/Talk KNEW and KKGN radio stations and their websites, I supervised a team of 12 journalists and traffic reporters. I researched and wrote promotional and commercial copy and wrote the scripts as host of a drive-time news magazine program.




University of Dallas | History of American Cities




Northern California News Directors Association:


  • Best Live Breaking News Coverage

  • Best One-Person News Department

  • Best Newscast Under 15 Minutes




  • Mentor, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of the Bay Area

  • Tutor, Boys + Girls Club of the Mid-Peninsula

  • Board member, The Second Opinion, San Francisco

  • Author of two books, #3 due Christmas 2020

  • Singer/songwriter and guitarist in two bands