madsdoor

(Ah yes, another pun on my pun-friendly name. Logo and colors borrowed from Glassdoor for the occasion)

2016: 2.V, Vordingborg Gymnasium & HF
A farewell letter from an English class I had

“You make it a point to emphasize the positives as well as the perhaps less brilliant parts of our papers – we are always motivated when we get a paper back from you! You are very well aware of our individual qualities and do your best to help us all live up to our full potential, so thank you for that!”
Read the whole letter here (Danish)

2016: Ib Brøkner Christiansen, Principal
My former boss at Vordingborg Gymnasium & HF

“Mads is a competent teacher. He plans his classes carefully and with a clear focus on the academic requirements as well as the students’ skill set (…) Mads structures his classes clearly and transparently for the students.”
Read the whole recommendation here (danish)

2016: Birgitte Appel, Principal
My former boss at Roskilde Tekniske Gymnasium

“Mads (…) has planned, carried out and evaluated his classes. His work tasks have required an independent approach as well a cooperation skills. (…) Roskilde Tekniske Gymnasium (Roskilde Technical High School) is convinced that he will perform well wherever he ends up.”
Read the whole recommendation here (Danish)

2015: Karsten Ramlov, Education Director
My former immediate superior at Aarhus Tech

“It has been a hallmark of Mads that he has had a very good connection to the students. Through dialog he has managed to create interest and motivation for the subject. He has a flair for “reading” both the individual student and the relations among the students.
I know Mads as an independent and engaged educator who approaches teaching with great engagement and enthusiasm.”
Read the whole recommendation here (Danish)

2014: Mehmet Dönmez, Ambassador
My former boss at The Embassy of The Republic of Turkey

“[Mads's] tasks have included translation between Danish and English, research on various topics as well as different administrative tasks. Mads has also been involved in both internal and external communication as well as handling press relations.
Mads has carried out his tasks with great dedication and precision. He is generally very thorough in his work and can be trusted to complete his assignments diligently and with great attention to detail. He successfully maintains an overview while juggling various tasks, and through his research he always provides complete and clear material.”
Read the whole recommendation here (English)

2014: Sascha Damm Thoning, Receptionist
My former colleague and office partner at The Embassy of The Republic of Turkey

“I will happily vouch for him as a trustworthy and highly intelligent employee with a creative approach to his tasks. Mads is knowledgeable in a wide range of subjects and will deliver quality work for any demanding assignment. The combination of this and his loyalty and warm humour makes me consider Mads a port in any storm – work related or otherwise.”
Read the whole Recommendation here (English)

2011: Pernille Rude, Marketing Coordinator
My former colleague and office partner at The Embassy of The Republic of Turkey

“Mads’ main qualities are his ability to always deliver high quality work and his willingness to help out wherever needed. Moreover, he has excellent analytical skills and a great sense of humour :) It is my pleasure to recommend Mads.”
Read the whole recommendation here (English)

2009: Jørn Brøndal, Associate Professor
My former American Studies Professor

“Serious, dedicated and diligent student (…) Besides being a diligent student, Mads Jensen is active in student affairs.”
“I have full confidence in Mads Jensen’s academic and personal skills.”
Read the whole recommendation here (English)

2009: Clara Juncker, Associate Professor
My former American Studies Professor

“Mads is a well respected student in our American Studies program. In class he contributes with ideas and visions singularly his own, and he will consistently offer fresh and interesting insights on the material we cover. Outside of class, he is active as well. he is a board member of DSAAS, the Danish Student organization for American Studies, and has created the DSAAS website. He is also the editor of the organization newsletter.”
Read the whole recommendation here (English)

2005: Henrik Larsen, General Manager
My former boss at McDonald’s

“Mads is very diligent (…) Furthermore, Mads has managed to create the sense of respect around him that is necessary to be a good manager.”
Read the whole recommendation here (Danish)

2000: Kim Vogelius, Bureau Manager
My former boss at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

“Mads has also due to his vast knowledge and interest in IT been a solid support for colleagues without the same understanding of IT, and Mads has furthermore functioned as internal “super user.”
Read the whole recommendation here (Danish)

1998: Jens-Erik Mølgaard, CEO
My former boss at Frejlev Cementstøberi

“Mads is a sensible and diligent young man, who has solved all the tasks with which he has been presented in a satisfactory manner, which is why Frejlev Cementstøberi A/S recommends him.”
Read the whole recommendation here (Danish)

Take a look at my endorsements on LinkedIn as well (English)

I have written many types of texts for vastly different target groups. Here you can find a selection of them.

DSAASFOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

From 2008 to 2009 I volunteered in the Danish Student Association for American Studies, DSAAS. Here I launched the no longer active website at dsaas.org. At the website and on print I served as editor of a newsletter. As editor I was responsible for planning what was to be included and how it would be presented. I did the layout and proofreading. I also very much contributed to the content creation. And in connection with my planning of a semester at the University of Alabama, I created a special issue on how to do that (4th issue).

DSAAS Newsletter, 3rd issue (pdf) (English)

DSAAS Newsletter, 4th issue (pdf) (English)

FOR FANS OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL

cfbmagI have to have a project – and preferably more than one. Therefore I decided in the fall of 2012 to do my part to make sure prople know about my big passion, college football. Since no print material exists in Danish which serves as a decent introduction to this topic, I started creating my own magazine to fill this void. It beame a 34-page magazine for which I created all content and layout. I have to humbly remark that I correctly analyzed who would eventually win the national championship that season. Content is king, and I delivered on that saying.

Preview magazine for the 2012 college football season (pdf) (Danish)

Betting tips from Tipsbladet.dk (Danish)
North Carolina at Duke -6 (20.11.14)
Oregon at Cal over 78 (24.10.14)
A couple of different types from Gulklud.dk (Danish)
Why Alabama Is the World’s Best Team (18.10.14)
Why Miami Is the World’s Best Team (04.10.14)
The Amway Coaches Poll (14.08.14)
TV-Guide: Rivalry Week! (27.11.14)
What Happened This Week in College Football (21.10.14)

For the 2014 season I wrote for Gul Klud about college football. During the season I wrote preview articles, recaps and I took a closer look at the traditions and history of some of the major teams. In addition to that I wrote smaller news pieces. It was a nice way to combine hobby and my passion for writing. I have also contributed to the Danish betting publication Tipsbladet, where I wrote betting tips for college football. Here is a list (in Danish) of the Danish articles I have written for Gul Klud and Tipsblade and on the right is a list of some of the better ones.

When the 2015 season kicked off in September, I launched my own college football site, The Read Option. The site’s target audience is Danish football fans who want to learn more about college as a league of its own with all the traditions and stories that go along with it. Most Danish football fans consider college football a talent factory for the NFL, but it is more than that and I want to make people realize this. There is also a related Twitter account and Facebook page.
Here is my series of background articles about large and small stories from world of the college football.
Here is another research-heavy series on trivia about various big teams.

FOR PEOPLE WITH AN INTEREST IN THE UNITED STATES

In the fall of 2015 the online media DenFri began syndicating articles from The Read Option. The articles in questions are the ones that offer perspective on American society. They take their starting point in American college football but offer insights on larger historical and/or social issues. The articles on DenFri are rewritten and edited so that they can be read by people with no prior knowledge of football. Below are my contributions. They are listed with English titles, but the articles themselves are in Danish:
The Pedophilia Scandal at Penn State
If Mississippi Could Do It

FOR MUSIC GEEKS

In addition to college football I am very interested in music, so in the past I have combined that passion with my love of writing. What excites me about being a music critic is using words to describe something as diffuse and complex as music. When music writing really works, it manages to convey a feeling. What is hard is to figure out how this is done, and I cannot say I have managed to do it every time. But every once in a while I have hit the nail on the head, and there are a couple of examples of this below. Both are from Undertoner which offers virtually no limits to form and length. That makes it fun to write for them, but it is made no easier with non-existent limitations.

Classic Record: Blondie: Parallel Lines (pdf) (Danish)

Concert Review: The Kills, Lille Vega (pdf) (Danish)

FOR DIPLOMATS

At The Embassy of The Republic of Turkey in Denmark I produced written translations (Danish to English and English to Danish) every day. In addition to that I prepared reports to inform Turkish diplomats of various stories in the Danish press. To me it is more fun to prepare reports than translations. In a report I have to have an overview of various pieces of information, decipher what is important, cut off fluff and combine it all in a coherent text. It was valuable training every time I prepared a report like the two below.

Report: The Tax Reform (pdf) (English)

Report: Day by Day Summary of the Election Campaign (pdf) (English)

FOR CAR ENTHUSIASTS

Curbsideclassic.com is one of the best online resources for knowledge of “regular” cars. Since I am a huge car enthusiast, I have decided to write a little about them for this site. My (English) contributions are below:
Danish Delights #7: 1998 Kewet
Danish Delights #6: 1987 Ellert
Danish Delights #5: 1967 SVJ 1000 GT
Danish Delights #4: 1981 OScar
Danish Delights #3: 1972 Sommer Joker
Danish Delights #2: 1960 Volvo Special
Danish Delights #1: 1950 Sommer S1

Curbside Classic: Audi A2 1.2 TDI – Vorsprung Durch Technik

Curbside Classic: Alfa Romeo 75 (Milano) – Alfa Romeo’s Swansong
CC outtake: Look! It Had A Baby!

Bastard_out_of_Carolina

FOR MY THESIS ADVISOR (AND OTHERS WHO MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS)

Just for kicks, here is my master’s thesis, in case anyone should feel the desire to read a feminist analysis of Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina and what such a reading means to the traditionally masculine grit lit universe. I chose this topic becasue I am fascinated by Dorothy Allison’s ability to claim her right and her space. In such a rough and “masculine” genre as the redneck-y grit lit, there is not much room for neither women nor homosexuals, and Allison is both. My analysis of how she manages to elbow her way in and create a space in this universe – without destroying it that is – is inspiring to me.

Bastard Claiming Carolina: Writing a Feminist Story in a Masculine Genre (English)

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

2016
Label Support Associate, Novo Nordisk

2016
Teacher, Vordingborg Gymnasium & HF

  • Taught English in high school/secondary school (STX and HF)

2016
Teacher, Roskilde Technical College

  • Taught English in high school/secondary school (HTX and EUX)

2015
Teacher, Aarhus Tech

  • Taught English to two second year/sophomore classes in high school/secondary school
  • Teaching experience
  • Improved oral presentation
  • Guidance

2014 – 2015
Writer and analyst, Tipsbladet (freelance)

  • Going over statistics
  • Finding interesting match-ups
  • Findthe best bets and writing about them
  • Result: Better skills at presenting hard data in an easy-to-read language

2010 – 2014
Communication Assistant, The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Denmark

  • Writing and researching for reports  a wide range of topics
  • Coordination of assignments
  • Media monitoring
  • English-speaking workplace
  • Result: Lots of experience with research and transforming it into concise reports

2006 – 2008
Rental Service Assistant, Avis, Odense

  • Fleet administration
  • Time management
  • Coordination and overview of accidents and damages for the customers
  • Result: Overview and ability to stay calm. Strengthened coordination skills

2005 – 2007
Contributor, MyMusic (freelance)

  • Record and concert reviews for a young target audience
  • Separate good from bad – these were demo recordings
  • Result: Experience with writnig in a young tone directed at high school students more than music geeks

2000 – 2004
Shift Manager, McDonald’s, Odense

  • Daily management
  • Main person responsible for the restaurant when at work
  • Introduced more efficient cost management system
  • Result: Great overview. Finding an extra gear when under pressure

Quality Control and Local IT Support, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Aalborg Airport

  • Making sure products live up to company standards
  • Installing and maintaining IT systems
  • Supporting local employees with IT issues
  • Result: Passion for IT and understanding IT systems

1998
Laboratory Assistant, Frejlev Cementstøberi

  • Testing concrete and cement products
  • Processing test data and analyzing it
  • Making sure products comply with relevant standards
  • Result: Understanding of the importance of standards and complying with them. Experience with data processing

Volunteer Work

2015- present
Contributor, DenFri

  • DenFri syndicates edited articles from The Read Option

2015- present
Editor-in-Chief, art director and all other roles at The Read Option

  • I do research and write features
  • Does analyses
  • Content management, scheduling content publication, promoting it on social media
  • Web design and site promotion
  • WordPress management
  • Running Twitter and Facebook profiles
  • Result: More overview because I handle every step of the process

2014
Writer and analyst, Gul Klud

  • Media monitoring
  • Easy-to-read content
  • Content management
  • Research for articles
  • Result: Skills in writing in an easy-to-read language

2009 – 2010
Contributor, Soundvenue

  • Very short record reviews with only the essentials
  • Fashion-conscious magazine with strict length limits
  • Result: Kill your darlings, then those who are okay, then half of what’s left

2008 – 2009
Editor and Content Manager, Danish Student Association for American Studies

  • English-speaking editorial office, website, and newsletter
  • Creating and maintaining website
  • Editor at newsletter. Planning contributions, proofreading, layout. Newsletter was created on my initiative.
  • Co-planner on several major events – panel discussions with invited speakers, guest lectures and more.
  • Result: Improved organizing skills. Watched my initiatives become reality. Experience with planning the editorial process.

2005 – 2009
Skribent, Undertoner.dk

  • Thorough record reviews without length limits. It was all about finding the right angle.
  • Features and concert reviews
  • Content management and scheduling articles
  • Result: I discovered how much I love writing. You could play with the form and I got good at it.
EDUCATION
2012
M.A. in American Studies, University of Southern Denmark

  • Lectures and assignments in English
  • Interdisciplinary program. Program created to give candidates solid analytical skills and superior overview.
  • Result: Great skills at keeping connecting different types of information and finding the overarching story.
  • Diploma

2008
B.A. in Philosophy and English, University of Southern Denmark

  • Intense work to understand abstract ideas
  • English part was with lectures and assignments in English
  • Result: Excellent analytical skills
  • Diploma

 

EXPERIENCE FROM ABROAD

2009
Semester at The University of Alabama, USA

  • Cultural understanding
  • Massive amounts to read and write
  • Planned the semester myself and thus learned about transatlantic coordination
  • Result: Vastly improved planning and organizing skills
  • Diploma

1999
Porter at Thistle Hotel St. Albans, St. Albans, England

  • Coordinating and managing meeting rooms
  • Planning
  • Physical labor preparing the meeting rooms
  • Result: Better overview. Took a liking to a hectic environment.
OTHER COURSES
2017
Data Analytics for Lean Six Sigma, 5 weeks

  • Course offered by University of Amsterdam
  • Lean with data. Fundamental understanding of Six Sigma data analysis which I hope to work more extensively with in the future
  • Result: Understanding of Lean problem solving with data
  • Diploma - Verification at Coursera
2017
Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics, 6 weeks

  • Course offered by University of Cape Town
  • Introduction to the statistical methods and calculations used to verify clinical research
  • Result: Better understanding og what we do in Novo Nordisk
  • Diploma - Verification at Coursera
2016
Initiating and Planing Projects, 6 uger

  • Course offered by University of California, Irvine
  • Introduction to driving a project. A lot of focus on stakeholder management
  • Result: Better understanding of how you manage a project
  • Diploma - Verification at Coursera
2015
From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement, 5 weeks

  • Course offered by Emory University
  • A firsthand look at the Civil Rights Movement in the sixties by Bernard Lafayette
  • Result: Even more knowledge about a favorite topic; the American South
  • Diploma - Verification at Coursera

2015
Project Management: The Basics for Success, 4 weeks

  • Course offered by University of California, Irvine
  • Project management fundamentalts
  • Result: Better suited to manage projects, more awareness of available tools
  • Diploma - Verification at Coursera

2015
Introduction to Marketing, 4 weeks

  • Course offered by The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
  • Introduction to key aspects of marketing
  • Result: Overview of the marketing profession
  • DiplomaVerification at Coursera

2015
Introduction to Communication Science, 6 weeks

  • Course offered by The University of Amsterdam
  • Historic overview of communication science
  • Result: Theoretical understanding of communication science
  • DiplomaVerification at Coursera

2015
The American South, Its Music, Stories and Art, 6 weeks

  • Course offered by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • For my M.A. my main focus was on the American South. This was an opportunity to learn even more about it.
  • Result: Even more knowledge of one of my core areas of expertise
  • DiplomaVerification at Coursera

2013
Google AdWords Fundamentals

  • Introduction to AdWords
  • Result: Better knowledge of AdWords.
  • Diploma

 

LANGUAGES

Danish: Full professional proficiency
English: Native proficiency (TOEFL test diploma)
German: Elementary proficiency
Swedish: Elementary proficiency
Norwegian: Elementary proficiency

IT

Social media: Use and study all social media platforms
Office: Full proficiency
Content management systems: Solid experience and eager to learn more
AdWords: Fundamentals diploma and experience with Analytics
Web: Coding away and adding CSS and Javascript to my html knowledge

 

I am a versatile communicator with a broad background and experience with several types of communication and audiences. Therefore I can reach the target audience every time.

I am used to working hard. I thrive on short deadlines and I always deliver quality work on time.

I am curious and full of independent. I have built a number of websites, managed others and created content for even more. Everything I know about IT is self-taught, because I strive to understand how things work. I have lots of experience with content management systems, knows HTML5 and the Office applications. I study CSS and Javascript. I am a frequent user of social media. I use Google AdWords and Analytics to measure the efficiency of my communication. It has provided me with a good understanding of how processes work, and it makes sure my messages always have maximum reach.

I have lots of initiative. I created a system for better cost management at McDonald’s. I got the idea for and was the driving force in creating a print and online newsletter as well as website for the Danish Student Association for American Studies. I created a 34 page magazine about college football from the ground up. I have taken that passion to another level and currently run Denmark’s best portal for American college football, The Read Option. This is all just because I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and getting people excited. I also take university classes to get smarter.

I am fluent in both Danish and English. There are writing samples on this site. I scored 117 of 120 points in the internationally recognized TOEFL test, and that was before I studied in the United States and worked four years at an English speaking workplace, where part of my job was translating from Danish to English and English to Danish.

I am reliable and a good colleague. My recommendations are accessible here. If you read them, you will see that colleagues as well as bosses emphasize the quality of my work, as well as my characteristics as a colleague and my sense of humor.

I am 36 years old and live in Nørrebro in Copenhagen with my wonderful girlfriend and our daughter. I read a ton about cars and in the fall I stay up late to watch college football from the USA, by which I was bitten and severely infected during my stay over there. I follow and discuss politics and social issues, and I cannot shake my interest in music, even if I no longer write about it. I picked up running in 2015 and have run a half marathon. I plan to double the distance next year.

I would be happy to hear from you, whether just for a couple of coffee or to discuss what I have to offer.

Mads Jensen

2682 2370
mads@madscommunication.dk

madsdoor

(Ah, endnu et ordspil på mit ordspilsvenlige navn. Logo og farver lånt fra Glassdoor til lejligheden)

2016: 2V, Vordingborg Gymnasium & HF
Et afskedsbrev fra en klasse jeg underviste i engelsk

“Du gør meget ud af at lægge vægt på det positive, såvel som det måske knap så gode i vores opgaver – det er altid dejlig motiverende at få en opgave retur fra dig! Du er meget bevidst om vores individuelle kvaliteter, og forsøger så vidt som muligt at få os alle til at leve op til vores fulde potentiale, så tak for det!”
Hele brevet her

2016: Ib Brøkner Christiansen, Rektor
Min tidligere leder på Vordingborg Gymnasium & HF

“Mads er en kompetent underviser. Han planlægger sin undervisning omhyggeligt med klart blik for de faglige krav og for elevernes niveau (…) Mads strukturerer undervisningen klart og gennemskueligt for eleverne.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2016: Birgitte Appel, Rektor
Min tidligere leder på Roskilde Tekniske Gymnasium

“Mads (…) har planlagt, gennemført og evalueret undervisningen. Arbejdsopgaverne har krævet både selvstændighed og evne til at samarbejde. (…) Roskilde Tekniske Gymnasium er overbevist om, at han vil gøre en god indsats, der hvor han kommer frem.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2015: Karsten Ramlov, Uddannelsesleder
Min tidligere nærmeste overordnede på Aarhus Tech

“Det har været kendetegnende for Mads, at han har haft en rigtig god elevkontakt og gennem dialog formået at skabe interesse og motivation om faget. Han har flair for at “læse” både den enkelte elev og samspillet mellem eleverne.
Jeg kender Mads som en selvstændig og engageret underviser, der går til undervisningsjobbet med stort engagement og entusiasme.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2014: Mehmet Dönmez, Ambassadør
Min tidligere leder ved Den Tyrkiske Ambassade

“[Mads's] tasks have included translation between Danish and English, research on various topics as well as different administrative tasks. Mads has also been involved in both internal and external communication as well as handling press relations.
Mads has carried out his tasks with great dedication and precision. He is generally very thorough in his work and can be trusted to complete his assignments diligently and with great attention to detail. He successfully maintains an overview while juggling various tasks, and through his research he always provides complete and clear material.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2014: Sascha Damm Thoning, Receptionist
Min tidligere kollega ved Den Tyrkiske Ambassade

“I will happily vouch for him as a trustworthy and highly intelligent employee with a creative approach to his tasks. Mads is knowledgeable in a wide range of subjects and will deliver quality work for any demanding assignment. The combination of this and his loyalty and warm humour makes me consider Mads a port in any storm – work related or otherwise.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2011: Pernille Rude, Marketing Coordinator
Min tidligere kollega ved Den Tyrkiske Ambassade

“Mads’ main qualities are his ability to always deliver high quality work and his willingness to help out wherever needed. Moreover, he has excellent analytical skills and a great sense of humour :) It is my pleasure to recommend Mads.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2009: Jørn Brøndal, lektor
Min tidligere underviser på amerikanske studier

“Serious, dedicated and diligent student (…) Besides being a diligent student, Mads Jensen is active in student affairs.”
“I have full confidence in Mads Jensen’s academic and personal skills.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2009: Clara Juncker, lektor
Min tidligere underviser på amerikanske studier

“Mads is a well respected student in our American Studies program. In class he contributes with ideas and visions singularly his own, and he will consistently offer fresh and interesting insights on the material we cover. Outside of class, he is active as well. he is a board member of DSAAS, the Danish Student organization for American Studies, and has created the DSAAS website. He is also the editor of the organization newsletter.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2005: Henrik Larsen, Restaurantchef
Min tidligere leder hos McDonald’s

“Mads er meget pligtopfyldende (…) Endvidere har Mads evnet at skabe den respekt om sin person, som er nødvendig for at være en god leder.”
Hele anbefalingen her

2000: Kim Vogelius, Bureauchef
Min tidligere leder hos Carlson Wagonlit Travel

“Mads har også med sin store viden og interesse for IT været en god støtte for kollegaer, der ikke har samme forståelse for IT, og Mads har endvidere fungeret som intern “superbruger.”
Hele anbefalingen her

1998: Jens-Erik Mølgaard, Direktør
Min tidligere leder hos Frejlev Cementstøberi

“Mads er en fornuftig og pligopfyldende ung mand, som har løst de stillede opgaver på tilfredsstillende måde, hvorfor Frejlev Cementstøberi A/S vil rekommandere ham.”
Hele anbefalingen her

Se også mine endorsements på LinkedIn

RELEVANT ERHVERVSERFARING

2016
Label Support Associate, Novo Nordisk

2016
Årsvikar, Vordingborg Gymnasium & HF

  • Underviste STX og HF i engelsk

2016
Årsvikar, Roskilde Tekniske Gymnasium

  • Underviste HTX og EUX i engelsk

2015
Timelærer, Aarhus Tech

  • Underviser to andetårs-HTX-klasser i engelsk
  • Undervisningserfaring
  • Forbedret mundtlig formidling
  • Vejledning

2014 – 2015
Skribent og analytiker, Tipsbladet (freelance)

  • Gennemgå statistikker
  • Find interessante match-ups
  • Find de bedste spil og skriv om dem
  • Resultat: Bedre evner til at præsentere hårde data i letlæseligt sprog

2010 – 2014
Kommunikationsmedarbejder, Den Tyrkiske Ambassade i Danmark

  • Politisk styret arbejdsplads
  • Udarbejdelse af rapporter, research m.m.
  • Koordinering af opgaver
  • Medieovervågning
  • Pressekontakt og -håndtering
  • Resultat: Solid erfaring med pressehåndtering og officiel kommunikation i en politisk styret organisation

2006 – 2008
Rental Service Assistance, Avis, Odense

  • Flådeadministration
  • Tidsstyring
  • Koordinering og overblik under uheld og skader for kunderne
  • Resultat: Overblik og is i maven. Styrkede koordineringskompetencer

2005 – 2007
Skribent, MyMusic (freelance)

  • Pladeanmeldelser og koncertanmeldelser til ung målgruppe
  • Skil skidt fra kanel, da der var tale om demoudgivelser
  • Resultat: Erfaring med at skrive i et ungt sprog rettet mere til efterskoleelever end musiknørder

2000 – 2004
Shift Manager, McDonald’s, Odense

  • Daglig ledelse
  • Havde øverste ansvar for restauranten, når jeg var på arbejde
  • Indførte mere effektiv omkostningsstyring
  • Resultat: Stort overblik. Overskud i pressede situationer

1999 – 2000
Kvalitetskontrol og lokal IT-support, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Aalborg

  • Sikring af kvalitetsstandarder
  • Assisterede ansatte med IT-problemer og installationer
  • Resultat: Fik udvidet mine IT-kundskaber betragteligt

FRIVILLIGT ARBEJDE

2015- d.d.
Skribent, DenFri

  • DenFri syndikerer let redigerede artikler fra The Read Option

2015- d.d.
Chefredaktør, The Read Option

  • Forfatning og research i forbindelse med feature-artikler
  • Optakts- og opsummeringsartikler
  • Content management, planlæggelse af content, promovering på sociale medier
  • Drift af Facebook- og Twitterprofiler
  • WordPress-administration
  • Resultat: Erfaring med drift af aktiv nyhedsside uden sidestykke i Danmark. Og forhåbentlig kommer det til at skabe flere college football-fans

2014
Skribent og analytiker, Gul klud

  • Medieovervågning
  • Klikvenlige overskrifter og letlæseligt indhold
  • Content management
  • Research til artikler
  • Resultat: Kompetencer i at skrive klikvenligt og letlæseligt.

2009 – 2010
Musikanmelder, Soundvenue

  • Korte pladeanmeldelser med kun det mest essentielle
  • Modebevidst blad med stramme pladskrav
  • Resultat: Kill your darlings, så dem der er okay, og så halvdelen af dem, der er tilbage

2008 – 2009
Redaktør og content manager, Danish Student Association for American Studies

  • Engelsksproget redaktion, hjemmeside og nyhedsbrev
  • Oprettelse og vedligeholdelse af hjemmeside, et pet project
  • Redaktør på nyhedsbrev, planlægning af bidrag, korrekturlæsning, layout. Nyhedsbrevet var mit initiativ.
  • Medplanlægger på flere store events – paneldebatter, forelæsninger m.m.
  • Resultat: Forbedrede organisationsevner. Jeg så mine initiativer blive til virkelighed og så folk begejstres over dem. Erfaring med at styre redaktionsprocessen.

2005 – 2009
Skribent, Undertoner.dk

  • Udførlige pladeanmeldelser uden længdebegrænsning. Det handlede om at finde det gode hook
  • Artikler og koncertanmeldelser
  • Content management og planlægning af artikler
  • Resultat: Jeg fandt ud af, hvor meget jeg elsker at skrive. Her kunne leges med formatet, og det blev jeg god til.

 

UDDANNELSE
2012
Cand.mag i amerikanske studier, Syddansk Universitet

  • Diverse fag og opgaver om kultur, politik, litteratur, historie, samfundsforhold osv.
  • Studiet tilrettelagt sådan, at sammenholdelse af flere discipliner hele tiden krydser hinanden.
  • Resultat: Stærke evner i at sammenholde forskellige typer information og finde den samlede fortælling. Tværfaglige opgaver og smarbejder.
    Diplom

2008
Bachelor i filosofi og engelsk, Syddansk Universitet

  • Engelskdelen på engelsk
  • Intenst arbejde med forståelse af abstrakte ideer
  • Resultat: Grundstenene til min begejstring for sprog og skabelsen af mine analytiske evner blev lagt her.
    Diplom

 

UDLANDSOPHOLD

2009
Selvarrangeret semester ved University of Alabama, USA

  • Kulturel forståelse
  • Massiv læse- og skrivemængde
  • Selvarrangeret ophold med dertilhørende transatlantisk koordinering
  • Resultat: Styrkede planlægnings- og koordineringsevner. Forbedrede analytiske evner.
    Diplom

1999
Porter ved Thistle Hotel St. Albans, St. Albans, England

  • Koordinering og styring af mødelokaler
  • Planlægning
  • Praktisk arbejde med at opsætte mødelokalerne
  • Resultat: Bedre overblik. Smag for det hektiske.

 

ANDRE PRØVER
2017
Data Analytics for Lean Six Sigma, 5 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af University of Amsterdam
  • Lean med data. Grundforståelse af Six Sigma dataanalyse, som jeg håber på at beskæftige mig mere med senere
  • Resultat: Mere lean-problemløsningsforståelse med databehandling
  • Diplom - Verificering hos Coursera
2017
Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics, 6 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af University of Cape Town
  • Indføring i de statistiske metoder og beregninger, der benyttes til at verificere klinisk forskning
  • Resultat: Bedre forståelse af, hvad vi arbejder med i Novo Nordisk
  • Diplom - Verificering hos Coursera
2016
Initiating and Planing Projects, 6 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af University of California, Irvine
  • Indføring i hvordan man driver et projekt. Meget fokus på stakeholder management
  • Resultat: Bedre forståelse af hvordan man styrer et projekt
  • Diplom - Verificering hos Coursera
2015

From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement, 5 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af Emory University
  • Et førstehåndskig på tressernes borgerrettighedsbevægelse ved Bernard Lafayette
  • Resultat: Endnu mere viden om sydstaterne, måske mit yndlingsområde
  • Diplom - Verificering hos Coursera

2015
Project Management: The Basics for Success, 4 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af University of California, Irvine
  • Grundprincipper i projektledelse
  • Resultat: Bedre klædt på til at lede projekter. Mere viden om tilgængelige redskaber
  • Diplom - Verificering hos Coursera

2015
Introduction to Marketing, 4 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af The Wharton School ved University of Pennsylvania
  • Indføring i alle nøgleaspekter af marketing
  • Resultat: Overblik over marketingfaget.
    DiplomVerificering hos Coursera

2015
Introduction to Communication Science, 6 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af University of Amsterdam
  • Historisk gennemgang af feltet kommunikationsvidenskab
  • Resultat: Teoretisk forståelse og viden om strømninger inden for faget.
    DiplomVerificering hos Coursera

2015
The American South: Its Stories, Music and Art, 6 uger

  • Kursus udbudt af University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dybere indblik i kulturen i mit andet hjem; sydstaterne
  • Ren nysgerrighed drev valget
  • Resultat: Endnu bedre indblik i en af mine store passioner.
    DiplomVerificering hos Coursera

2013
Google AdWords Fundamentals-diplom

  • Indføring i grundprincipperne i AdWords
  • Resultat: Grundigere kendskab til AdWords. Skriver mere søgemaskinevenligt.
    Diplom

 

SPROG

Dansk: Flydende, skrift og tale
Engelsk: Flydende, skrift og tale (ToEFL-test)
Tysk, svensk, norsk: Forstå og tale

 

IT
Soc. medier
Benytter særligt Facebook, Instagram og Twitter. Bruger Hootsuite til at planlægge
opdateringer og blandt andet Klout til at måle på deres effekt.
Office
Superbruger
CMS
Meget velbevandret og endnu mere nysgerrig
AdWords
Fundamentals-prøven samt erfaring med AnalyticsWeb
Autodidakt i HTML, studerer CSS og Javascript
Wordpress
Masser af content management-erfaring.

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Jeg er en alsidig formidler med en bred baggrund og erfaring med mange forskellige typer opgaver og publikum. Derfor kan jeg ramme målgruppen hver gang. Jeg har skrevet en lang række tekster på både dansk og engelsk, og jeg har undervist HTX-elever i engelsk. Jeg elsker at formidle og dele min begejstring.

Jeg er vant til at få noget fra hånden. Jeg trives med travlhed, og jeg leverer altid kvalitetsarbejde til tiden.

Jeg er nysgerrig og selvkørende. Jeg har lavet en række hjemmesider, administreret andre og bidraget til flere endnu. Alt hvad jeg ved om IT er selvlært, fordi jeg altid higer efter at forstå, hvordan ting hænger sammen. Jeg har masser af CMS-erfaring, kan html og Office-pakken. Jeg studerer CSS og Javascript. Jeg bruger flittigt de sociale medier. Med AdWords og Analytics måler jeg på effektiviteten af min kommunikation. Det har givet mig en god procesforståelse, og det sikrer, at mine budskaber altid når længst muligt ud.

Jeg er initiativrig. Jeg lavede et system til bedre omkostningsstyring på McDonald’s, jeg tog initiativ til og skabte nyhedsbrev og hjemmeside for mit kandidatstudies studenterforening. Jeg lavede et 34-siders magasin om college football fra bunden og siden Danmarks bedste side om emnet, The Read Option, fordi jeg er passioneret om at dele ud af min viden og elsker at opleve mennesker blive begejstrede. Og så tager jeg løbende universitetsudbudte kurser for at blive klogere.

Jeg har af egen drift taget tre i 2015. Jeg har et fejlfrit dansk og engelsk. Der er teksteksempler her på siden. Jeg fik 117/120 point i den internationalt anerkendte TOEFL-test. Og det var før, jeg studerede i USA og arbejde fire år på en engelsksproget arbejdsplads, hvor jeg blandt andet lavede dansk-engelsk- og engelsk-dansk-oversættelser.

Jeg er pålidelig og en god kollega. Mine anbefalinger er tilgængelige her på siden. Der kan du læse, at såvel kollegaer som chefer lægger vægt på kvaliteten af de produkter, jeg leverer samt mine egenskaber som kollega og min gode humor.

Jeg er 36 år gammel og bor på Nørrebro i København med min dejlige kæreste og vores datter. Jeg læser side op og ned om (gamle) biler, og i efteråret er jeg længe oppe om lørdagen for at se college football fra USA, som jeg blev bidt og alvorligt inficeret af under min studietid derovre. Jeg følger og diskuterer politik og samfundsforhold, og så kan jeg heller ikke helt slippe min musikinteresse, selvom jeg ikke længere skriver om det. I 2015 har jeg tillige taget en aktiv hobby til mig; jeg er begyndt at løbe. Jeg har løbet en halvmaraton, og træner nu op til en hel.

Jeg hører gerne fra dig, hvad enten det blot er til en kop kaffe eller for at snakke nærmere om, hvad jeg kan tilbyde.

Mads Jensen

2682 2370
mads@madscommunication.dk

Jeg har skrevet mange forskellige typer tekst til vidt forskellige målgrupper. Her på siden ses et udsnit af dem.

DSAASTil kandidatstuderende

Fra 2008 til 2009 var jeg frivillig i Danish Student Association for American Studies, DSAAS. I den forbindelse fik jeg lanceret en ikke længere aktiv hjemmeside på adressen dsaas.org. På hjemmesiden og på tryk fungerede jeg som redaktør på et nyhedsbrev.

Som redaktør var det mig, der planlagde, hvad der skulle med, og hvordan det skulle præsenteres. Jeg lavede layout og stod for korrekturlæsning. Jeg bidrog også selv i høj grad til indholdet. Og i forbindelse med planlægning af mit udlandsophold ved University of Alabama tilrettelagde jeg et temanummer, om hvordan man gør (4th issue).
DSAAS Newsletter, 3rd issue (pdf) (engelsk)
DSAAS Newsletter, 4th issue (pdf) (engelsk)


Til “football”-fans

cfbmagJeg har svært ved ikke at have et projekt – og gerne flere. Derfor besluttede jeg mig for i efteråret 2012 at gøre mit til at udbrede kendskabet til min store passion, amerikansk college football. Da der ikke eksisterer noget materiale, der på dansk kan fungere som en anstændig introduktion til emnet, gik jeg i gang med at skrive mit eget magasin, der skulle udfylde dette tomrum. Det blev til et 34 siders magasin, hvor jeg stod for både indhold og layout. I al beskedenhed fik jeg analyseret mig korrekt frem til, hvilket hold, der lå nummer et ved sæsonens afslutning. Content is king, og det levede jeg i høj grad op til her.
Preview-magasin for 2012-sæsonen i college football (pdf) (dansk)

 

Spiltips fra Tipsbladet.dk
North Carolina at Duke -6 (20.11.14)
Oregon at Cal over 78 (24.10.14)

Et par forskellige typer fra gulklud.dk.
Hvorfor Alabama er verdens sejeste hold (18.10.14)
Hvorfor Miami er verdens sejeste hold (04.10.14)
The Amway Coaches Poll (14.08.14)
TV-guiden: Rivalry Week! (27.11.14)
Ugen der gik i college (21.10.14)

I 2014-sæsonen skrev jeg for Gul klud om college football. Jeg skrev i løbet af sæsonen optaktsartikler, opsummeringsartikler, og så kiggede jeg nærmere på nogle af de store holds traditioner. Derudover skrev jeg også mindre, kortere nyhedshistorier. Det var en god måde at kombinere min hobby med min skrivelyst på. Og så er det jo sjovt at, der er folk, der læser det, man skriver.
Jeg skriver også for Tipsbladet, hvor jeg tipper om spiltips i college football.
Her er en oversigt over alle mine artikler (med links) og til højre er et udpluk af nogle af de bedre.

Da 2015-sæsonen gik i gang i september, lancerede jeg min egen college football-side, The Read Option. Siden er henvendt til football-fans, der gerne vil lære mere om college som en liga i sig selv med alle de historier og traditioner, den byder på. De fleste ser college som en NFL-talentfabrik, men det er mere end det, og det vil jeg gerne åbne folks øjne for. Der er også en tilknyttet Twitter konto og Facebook-side.
Her er mine baggrunds-/historieartikler, som er dem, jeg er mest stolt af.
Her er min serie om trivia for forskellige storhold – også en research-krævende serie.

Til mennesker med interesse i USA

Netmediet DenFri begyndte i efteråret 2015 at syndikere artikler fra The Read Option. Det drejer sig om de artikler, der er mere perspektiverende om amerikanske forhold. De tager deres udgangspunkt i amerikansk college football, men belyser større historiske og/eller samfundsmæssige forhold. Artiklerne på DenFri er omskrevet og rettet til, så de kan læses af folk uden nogen form for kendskab til football. Her er mine bidrag til DenFri:
Pædofiliskandalen på Penn State
Hvis Mississippi kunne gøre det

Til musiknørder

Udover college football interesserer jeg mig meget for musik, så det har været nærliggende at kombinere den interesse med min skrivelyst. Derfor har jeg fungeret som musikanmelder flere steder.
Det spændende ved musikkritik er at få sat ord på noget så diffust og komplekst som musik. Når musikkritik fungerer bedst, formidler det en følelse. Det svære er så at formidle, hvordan den følelse formidles. Jeg kan heller ikke sige, jeg hver gang har formået at gøre det. Men nogle gange har jeg ramt hovedet på sømmet, og et par eksempler på det kan ses nedenfor. De er begge fra Undertoner, som har meget vide rammer for format og længde. Det gør det rigtig sjovt at skrive for dem, men det bliver ikke lettere af de ikke-eksisterende begrænsninger.
Klassiker: Blondie: Parallel Lines (pdf) (dansk)
Koncertanmeldelse: The Kills, Lille Vega (pdf) (dansk)

Til diplomater

Ved den Tyrkiske Ambassade i Danmark producerede jeg hver dag tekster i form af oversættelser fra dansk til engelsk samt engelsk til dansk. Derudover udfærdigede jeg rapporter, der skulle informere tyrkiske diplomater om diverse historier i dansk presse.
For mig er det langt sjovere at forfatte rapporter end oversættelser. I en rapport skal jeg sammenholde information, finde det vigtige, skære det irrelevante fra, formulere mig klart og have en tydelig rød tråd. Det var værdifuld træning, hver gang jeg lavede en længere rapport som de to nedenstående.
Report: The Tax Reform (pdf) (engelsk)
Report: Day by Day Summary of the Election Campaign (pdf) (engelsk)

Til bilentusiaster

Curbsideclassic.com er en af de bedste onlineressourcer for viden om “almindelige” biler. Da jeg er kæmpestor bilentusiast, har jeg besluttet mig for at skrive lidt om dem her. Mine (engelsksprogede) bidrag er her:
Danish Delights #7: 1998 Kewet
Danish Delights #6: 1987 Ellert
Danish Delights #5: 1967 SVJ 1000 GT
Danish Delights #4: 1981 OScar
Danish Delights #3: 1972 Sommer Joker
Danish Delights #2: 1960 Volvo Special
Danish Delights #1: 1950 Sommer S1

Curbside Classic: Audi A2 1.2 TDI – Vorsprung Durch Technik

Curbside Classic: Alfa Romeo 75 (Milano) – Alfa Romeo’s Swansong
CC outtake: Look! It Had A Baby!

Bastard_out_of_Carolina

Til min specialevejleder (og andre interesserede)

For en god ordens skyld lægger jeg også mit speciale op, i tilfælde af nogen skulle have lyst til at læse en feministisk analyse af Dorothy Allisons Bastard Out of Carolina og om denne læsnings betydning for grit lits traditionelt mere maskuline univers.
Grunden til, jeg valgte at skrive netop dette speciale, er at jeg er fascineret af Dorothy Allisons evne til at kræve sin ret og sin plads. I en så brovten og “maskulin” genre som den redneck’ede grit lit er der ikke meget plads til hverken kvinder eller homoseksuelle, og Allison er begge dele. Min analyse af hvordan hun får møvet sig ind og skabt sin plads i det univers – vel at mærke uden at sprænge det – har været motiverende for mig. For det er præcist det med at få plads til en historie, nogle gange på et allerede fyldt marked, der er det, jeg gerne vil arbejde med.
Bastard Claiming Carolina: Writing a Feminist Story in a Masculine Genre (engelsk)