I updated my profile on LinkedIn. Below is a copy-paste from the PDF version:
Visionary, entrepreneurial, participatory media strategist and seasoned journalist
I aspire to work within an international setting, be it corporate or not-for-profit, with energetic and open-minded
people who subscribe to the highest standards of ethical professional
conduct, and who passionately push the boundaries of participatory
media concepts, while adding measurable value to solid strategic
objectives, based on a clear and sustainable shared vision.
Organizational vision and communications strategy alignment; participatory media concept, process and tool development; conversational content creation; competence transfer.
Senior Editor, Corporate Communications at Nokia Group
September 2002 – Present (4 years 9 months)
- Offers strategic input as to how internal business owners can leverage Nokia-internal media in order to engage employees and line managers globally.
- Helps conceptualize processes and tools to support (global, internal, online) communications strategies. Project-manages the development, implementation and handover of such processes and tools.
- Global concept owner of ‘Nokia-internal news’ and the ‘Central News Desk’, a company-wide platform for internal news creation and distribution.
- Helps shape the global internal conversation by contributing and editing text and audiovisual content, including top executive interviews and news reports on the company’s News Hub intranet site.
- Maintains several internal blogs and wikis.
- Helps transfer competence in the area of content creation and participation to colleagues within and outside the Corporate Communications function.
1 recommendation available upon request
Founder, owner at Navilanche Ltd.
March 2002 – Present (5 years 3 months)
Founder, owner, general manager of Navilanche Ltd. – "navigating the information avalanche".
Consultancy focused on interactive publishing, online concept and application development, news and conversational content creation, as well as content management outsourcing.
Associate Producer at Talentum Group
November 1999 – February 2002 (2 years 4 months)
Associate Producer of ‘WOW! Wireles’ and its re-branded successor, ‘Nordic Wireless Watch’.
First-ever online news service delivered simultaneously as a Website, an email newsletter, a WAP service (as part of Finnish teleoperator Sonera’s WAP portal), via SMS, to Palm OS, Windows CE, and ‘thin HTML’ tailored to Nokia Communicator devices.
English-language news about mobile communications in the Nordic countries, part of the leading Finnish business portal by publicly listed Talentum Group, Helsinki.
The news service won the NetMedia European Online Journalism Award 2000 for best technology reporting.
Presentation: Editorial intricacies of Web and WAP publishing National Technology Research Centre (VTT), Espoo, Finland, May 2000.
News Reporter (Self-Employed)
March 1999 – October 1999 (8 months)
Helsinki-based international news reporter on northern European affairs and European integration, for the Netherlands Press Agency (ANP) and the Netherlands Press Association (GPD).
Web Editor at Wegener Arcade NV
February 1998 – February 1999 (1 year 1 month)
Concept developer, Internet news reporter and editor at the eCity newsroom of City OnLine, Amsterdam.
The virtual city community portal, part of publicly listed Wegener Arcade NV, won the Interactive Publishing Award 1998 for the best European Internet community website.
Presentation: Internet publishing and online community building, 2nd International Congress ‘Politics & Internet’, University of Tampere, Finland, January 1999.
Co-founder at Ojamies & Schuurmans Media
December 1996 – February 1999 (2 years 3 months)
Co-founder of Utrecht, Netherlands-based Ojamies & Schuurmans Media. Media content production, consultancy, web design and content management for print, radio, television and Internet delivery.
Selection of clients:
Autowijzer Internet / Wegener Arcade NV; Banking Review magazine; European Journalism Centre; Facing Facts / Visual International Network Internet publishing; Hospitality Management magazine; Leiding Geven en Organiseren (Leadership and Management magazine); MTV3, Helsinki; Ode Magazine; Press Agency Info Pro; PRO TV, Romania; Rendement / VNU Business Publications; Utrecht School of Journalism; TROS Online Radio.
Internet Editor at Wegener Arcade NV
March 1996 – January 1998 (1 year 11 months)
Internet editor with youth newspaper Primeur, Primeur Internet, PrimeurPost, Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
Co-founder at Newsbank
January 1994 – November 1996 (2 years 11 months)
Co-founder and project manager with Utrecht-based Newsbank, an online press release aggregation and distribution service. Design and content management of Internet-sites, customer support.
News Reporter at AP – Dow Jones News Services
July 1995 – September 1995 (3 months)
Reporter with the financial news wire, the Associate Press – Dow Jones News Services, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Seminar Rapporteur at European Journalism Centre
Rapporteur of the seminar ‘Young Readership and the Future of the Written Word’, European Journalism Centre, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Production Assistant at MTV3 Finland
Production assistant with Finnish television channel MTV3 for news reports on the flooding Dutch Maas and Waal rivers.
Intern Reporter at VPRO
June 1992 – September 1992 (4 months)
Internship: reporter with VPRO Gids magazine, Hilversum, the Netherlands.
Radio Anchor, Editor at U-pop Radio
March 1992 – June 1992 (4 months)
Co-anchor and editor with rock music programme U-pop Radio on local Stadsomroep Utrecht radio station, the Netherlands.
Editor-in-Chief at Vonpopp Magazine
January 1989 – April 1992 (3 years 4 months)
Reporter, Editor-in-Chief with rock music magazine Vonpopp, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Member of the Board of U-pop, the publisher.
Intern Reporter at Nieuwsblad van het Noorden
September 1990 – November 1990 (3 months)
Internship: news reporter with the city desk of Nieuwsblad van het Noorden daily newspaper, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Universiteit van Amsterdam
International Relations, International Law, International Political Economy, European Integration, 1993 – 1995
Journalism, European Integration, 1992 – 1993
Hogeschool van Utrecht
Journalism, Magazine Publishing, Radio Production, European Integration, 1988 – 1993
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Sociology, 1986 – 1987
Honors and Awards
The ‘News Hub’, Nokia’s news and conversation intranet site, where Jos is currently a concept developer and editor, is being granted an Award of Excellence at the CiB Awards 2007, by the British Association of Communicators in Business.
‘WOW! Wireless’, a Helsinki, Finland-based Web and Wap publication on mobile communications, part of Talentum Publishers, of which Jos was the associate producer at the time, won the NetMedia European Online Journalism Award 2000 for best technology reporting.
‘City OnLine’, an Amsterdam-based Internet portal, part of publicly listed Wegener NV, where Jos was a concept developer, reporter and editor at the time, won the Interactive Publishing Award 1998 for the best European Internet community website.
Organizational communications, strategy, innovation, leadership, creativity, mobile communications, mobility, Web 2.0, social software, participatory media, journalism, blogging, international political economy, corporate social responsiblity.
Visionary, entrepreneurial, participatory media strategist and seasoned journalist
1 person has recommended Jos
"I wrote an article related to Negotiation and asked for it to be
published via the company internal magazine. Jos was the company
Communications Editor who contacted me. We managed to set up a face to
face meeting in Finland (I was working in Singapore at the time). A few
days after our meeting, The Art of Negotiation article was published
via the company Intranet. It was the first time an internal story was
published in several parts. During our engagement, I found Jos a great
listener, very open minded, quick to learn a new subject and willing to
try something new. He set a good example how people from different
groups in different locations can work well together. He was a great
colleague to work with."
— Dzung Vuong, Head, Mobile Charging Solutions, Nokia, worked with Jos at Nokia
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