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Jay S.

Average rate
  • Payable
  • Joined September 2015

Dynamic Social Media and HR guy here. Internationally recognized for SMM and Influencer Marketing.

  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Jay S.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Worked with



Social Media Growth Community SEO Paid Advertising



Nearly two decades of social media experience including marketing, community growth and management, engagement, and influencer marketing. Additionally, I have many years of HR and recruiting behind me.

Work history

Co-Founder and COO
Delivering GREAT administrative, marketing, project management, social media, data entry, HR, and many other services. Provide outstanding business solutions to organizations and companies with limited resources.
HR, CSR and SM
Began working with oDesk in 2010. Primary foci were HR, recruiting, technical writing and Social Media as well as business consulting and training.
Community Manager
managed an online community of over 50,000 users.
New Media and Press
Was responsible for developing uses for social media in 2007/2008 for the Obama campaign. SM was in its infancy at that time and no one had ever used it to bolster a national campaign. The New Media Team I managed was very successful!
General manager
General manager of an agency that facilitated roundtable meetings nationwide as well as two leadership retreats per year. Beyond daily management, I was responsible for social media and recruirting for the organization.
Myya International
General Manager
Manage day to day operations of the company. Myaa is a cloud based manpower solutions organization. Responsible for overseeing all facets of Myaa. Develop new and ongoing training and development programs for all staff members as well as new hires.
Promotions Unlimited
Marketing - New Media and Print
Responsible for all facets of marketing plan development and execution. Clients ranged from new musical talent (various genres) to new bakery to travel agency providing unique packages. Development of plans included in depth SWOT analysis.
HR Manager - Promoted from Recruiter
Recruited new staff for a diverse group of clients. Assisted with all HR functions. Developed an employee assessment system.

Reviews and references



I worked under Jay's supervision at Twitter. He was a great manager. He taught out Team something new about community building and engagement every day. I learned so much from him.


Jay Santana is an amazing writer and social media manager. His writing regardless of subject matter is passionate and motivating. He put our company on the map via the content he developed for our various social channels. I highly recommend Jay for all of your social needs!


I have worked with and for Jay Santana for about 4 years. Initially, Jay and I worked together at Myaa, a virtual staffing company. He was the GM and was great to work for. He was very attentive to the needs of his staff as well as of the company. After Myaa, Jay hired me for several projects with various clients. Jay has a way of translating ideas and concepts into understandable and actionable tasks. His writing is great too. Overall I believe that Jay has great communication skills.

J. Biagiani (Twitter)

I have worked several times with Jay Santana. He consistently amazes me with the results he delivers. As out Community Manager for new products and Beta Testers, he increased engagement by over 325% in 9 months. Additionally, he increased active users from 1,972 to 75,000 in 14 months. His deliverables were always ahead of deadline, under budget, and garnered excellent reviews from the team. I highly recommend Jay Santana for you SM and Community needs. His a stellar communicator too!


20150623 klout stats

Klout Report -

Score 68 - with areas of expertise indicated.

20150623 kred stats

Kred Report -

Score 673/1000 and 7/12



BA - English and BA - Spanish
University of Chicago
MA - Spanish and MA - Englsh
Harvard - In Progress via Extension
Ph.D. Communication =-



social media management social media strategy influencer outreach HR Training operations content marketing digital marketing sales Quality SEO


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Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


  • Can work 60hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years


Industries I love

Consumer Products Ecommerce Media Social Enterprise Advertising & Marketing

What I read

Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction, Political.

Side projects

Developed several curricula for job seekers leaving jail and prison. Developed several employee training programs.

Ideal team

My ideal Team to work with is one that allows each individual to work just outside his or her comfort zone - permitting the growth of the the individual as whilst at the same time strengthening the Team!