Hi there. I'm Jay. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm an NYC-based media professional with years of experience working for major television and film properties (Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, batteryPOP, Kidjo, NYXT, Kino Lorber), with a primary focus on content acquisition and development and project management for educational and children's media companies. Currently, I'm overseeing the development and re-launch of Oznoz, the streaming service for multilingual kids and families run by Big Bad Boo Studios.
My writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency on two occasions, and I've edited multiple books for the consumer market. I graduated from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater's improvisational comedy training program and completed an extensive training course in Jim Henson-style rod-and-mouth puppetry (because I'm basically a 4-year-old at heart).
I graduated summa cum laude with Honors in Culture and Communication Studies distinction from New York University in 2006. My interests include reading, politics, the arts, studying foreign languages, visiting museums, playing trivia games, solving puzzles, learning new things, and desperately rooting for the New York Mets.
I'm always interested in projects pertaining to educational and children's media, and in any opportunity to develop, produce and distribute media that entertains, engages, educates, and makes the world just a little bit better (and maybe a little bit more fun, too).
If you've got something in the works, I'd love to hear about it. Feel free to reach out!