Jeanne Souders
Entrepreneur, Consultant and Author
Chicago, IL 60618

I have extensive experience in publishing and launching businesses, including two of my own. I am also very creative and have contributed editorial and photography. I am also an author of the... show more


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Work experience
Gulf Coast Venture Media, LLC

Created local media company along with the concept and launch of an intelligent lifestyle women's magazine,, which speaks to women of all ethnicities in the Gulf Coast Area. The mission is to fill a media void in order to celebrate their accomplishments on a consistent basis, empower them to do more and connect them with the available resources needed to do so.
*Solely responsible for design, assigning/editing content and creating collateral marketing and advertising sales copy as well as the development of strategic media/marketing partnerships. Responsible for editorial and photography as well as updated social media.

Muro Media

Worked closely with publisher on issue concept and development of New Orleans Living (NOL). Assigned content and edited prior to printing and uploading to website. Contributed editorial, advertorial copy and photography to both NOL as well as Rouses Magazine.


Developed the concept for start-up modern home furnishings and accessories business. Oversaw business/sales operations, programs to recruit designers and manage all legal aspects of business. Conceptualized and developed e-commerce site and directed web staff.
*Managed production of furniture with manufacturing manager and negotiated vendor contracts. Managed e-commerce site operations and PR firm to promote business and generate revenue. Organized all promotional events.
*Recruited designers by coordinating international design competitions, covered by domestic and international publications. Wrote all collateral ad and marketing materials and coordinated travel, awards, judging and catering.

Jungle Media Group

MBA Jungle, Jungle Law, Hispanic Professional, Savoy Professional, Break, 95 Companies *
*Responsible for all facets of manufacturing, including scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, negotiation of contracts as well as layout and daily production for multiple titles.
*Utilized extensive knowledge of all areas of purchasing, print plant production, including electronic advertising and editorial production, pre-press and on-site press approvals for various magazine and book formats with varied frequencies.
*Responsible for management of production and art staffs. Wrote client advertorials.
*Displayed exceptional performance with quality control as well as aggressive price negotiation and budget control. Contributed articles and photographs.

SoHo, Mind, Muscle, Power,, and Azure
Contributing Writer and Photographer
The Deal, LLC
Director of Manufacturing
I take responsibility for my actions and follow through on my promises.
I have great ideas and am able to think outside of the box.
I focus on that which needs to be completed in order to finish a task, project, or job.

Pennsylvania State UniversityInternational Culinary Center
Liberal Arts/Psychology
Certifications & licenses
Chef Certification
The French Culinary . Institute.

Graduated first in my class and worked for the FCI for a year after graduation.

  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Public Relations
  • Consultant for Business Launches
  • Photography
  • Editing
  • In-house Advertising
  • Editorial for publications -- online and traditional
  • Exceptional Organizational Skills
  • Retail Experience
  • Social Media
Staffing and freelance

Jeanne is affiliated with the following companies:

  • Accountemps
National Association of Women Business Owners
Associate Board Member

As a volunteer board member, I provided marketing assistance, event planning/execution and promotion on social media.

Event participant and promoting events on social media.

Volunteered to work at events and promote FestiGals on social media.

Writer of Soul Thieves

This website talks about my first published novel, Soul Thieves.

More information

Management experience leading a team of 5 to 15 at Jungle Media Group, The Deal and Billes Products.
Managed a team of freelancers of 20+ for Muro Media and
Extensive experience as a consultant to publishing companies who were launching new publications; set up and ran the entire process from start to finish.
Exceptional creative abilities, including writing editorial, producing marketing collateral and creating advertising copy.
Experience writing digital content for various websites.