About

KATE FLYNN JACOBS

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Kate Flynn Jacobs brings 30 years of professional writing, corporate communications, media relations and public relations experience to her current role as writing teacher and media consultant.

Jacobs began her career in San Francisco with Pacific Bell (now AT&T), joining the company’s corporate communications as an assistant editor on the company’s internal newspaper. From there, she moved on to San Diego and then Los Angeles where she managed media relations. In addition to being a corporate spokesperson and news writer, she handled executive speech writing, communications planning and crisis communications. She received the Pacific Bell Award of Excellence for individual contribution to Pacific Bell’s success.

Jacobs spent three years in New Jersey at Bellcore, a research corporation, handling strategic communications planning, executive speech writing, annual report writing and production, and corporate newspaper editing. She received the Bellcore Award of Excellence for individual contribution to Bellcore’s success.

A multiple award winner, Jacobs earned accolades from the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators.

Since 1994, Jacobs has worked as a communications consultant specializing in strategic communications, writing coaching, media training, targeting and pitching the media, and developing media collateral.

Jacobs’ education includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Fresno, where she was named outstanding graduate in broadcast news writing; and a master’s degree in communications management from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.

Clients include The Gas Company, Microsoft, Johnson and Johnson, Aramark, General Mills, Sears, Budget Rental Cars, The Consumer Attorneys of California, USC’s School of Medicine, SBC, Intel Corporation, BASIS Communications, Teligent, Econ One, the American Board of Trial Attorneys and DiabetesMine.

In addition to her public relations career, Jacobs teaches at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. For 17 years, has taught introductory and advanced courses of Public Relations Theory and introductory and advanced public relations writing courses.