Jenna Faccenda is a senior Journalism major and Public Relations minor. This year she will serve as PRowl’s Director of Public Relations. Previously, she has been an account associate for PRowl Internal and a Junior Account Executive for TUTV.
As DPR, Faccenda will be responsible for maintaining PRowl’s online presence through social media and the website. She also creates the blog schedule, plans social media posts, and promotes the brand online.
“During my first year at Temple, I attended a PRSSA meeting and fell in love. I adored everything from the organization to the fundamentals of what PR is about. After I picked up a PR minor, my love for it just grew!” says Faccenda.
This summer she is working for Running Press, a division of Hachette Book Group, as a publicity/marketing intern. At Running Press, she is responsible for running campaigns for certain books and launching their Snapchat account. Faccenda is currently working on an outreach for a self-help book called “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero. Her favorite part of the job is always being surrounded by books. “Honestly, I am a huge book nerd and I love to write,” says Faccenda.
Faccenda attended the NYC Publishing and Creativity Conference for Writers. The one-day conference taught her about the publishing process of a book. “It was a ton of fun, and I got to network with other writers and even talk with an editor at Penguin Randomhouse.”
She also attended the three-day Philadelphia Writers’ Conference where she participated in workshops, spoke with agents, and networked with other writers. In July, she will attend the Her Conference in New York City about women empowerment.
The conferences are her go-to as a writer to hone her craft and help pitch her novel. Faccenda has finished her first manuscript and is in the process of trying to get it published. She hopes to one day become a published author as well as work as a book publicist for a publicist for a publishing house.
This blog post was written by PRowl Assistant Firm Director Clarissa Ford.