Jared brings to SBN a passion for empowering and engaging diverse communities and identifying new and innovative ways to tell the stories of our local economy.
Since 2008, Jared has worked as a journalist, social media editor, communications strategist, and cultural arts administrator for a host of media, academia, and arts and culture organizations. He’s managed initiatives such as high-level communications and digital strategy to editorial services and social media marketing for The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Visit Philadelphia, and WHYY.
From 2010 to 2016, he was the founding editor of LoweFactor.com, a digital curatorial experience for the savvy urbane millennial, which won numerous awards and received citations from The New York Post, ESSENCE and Okayplayer. Today, his reporting and commentary on fashion, culture, and racial politics have appeared in Teen Vogue, NBC News, Ebony, The Huffington Post, and Cosmopolitan.
Jared holds a Masters of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies from Kutztown University.