Amanda Jacobs, Marketing Communications Specialist, Santa Barbara City College
What years you were on staff and which positions did you hold?
2008 to 2010. I held positions of Features Editor and Editor-in-Chief.
From which four-year college or university did you graduate?
California State University, Chico, with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Marketing
What is your current position and notable past positions?
I am the Marketing Communications Specialist at Santa Barbara City College. Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Publications I organize, plan and implement comprehensive marketing strategies and initiatives to meet established enrollment goals and objectives and enhance community understanding of college programs and services.
In the past, I have held positions of Publicist Assistant, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Public Relations Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator.
Why The Channels?
The Channels was the most memorable, influential part of my college education. It gave me invaluable, applicable knowledge in journalism, graphic design and videography but more than that, it gave me a sense of purpose.
The Channels honed my writing skills and gave my talents a place to shine, while offering me lifelong friendships and the best of memories. The opportunity to work for this award-winning newspaper challenged me, trained me and made me rise to the occasion. It raised my awareness of the college campus and Santa Barbara community and gave me the drive to succeed. Working on the The Channels newspaper was where I really discovered what I enjoyed doing, and for that, I am forever grateful.