Jonathan Rubin

Communications Specialist, Center for New Media & Citizen Engagement


Jonathan Rubin has worked in media in the non-profit, private and public sectors. He joined the U.S. General Services Administration in 2008, where he worked first in sales and publication distribution of the Consumer Information Catalog, then in citizen outreach and consumer education. Finally, he joined the newly emerging Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement, where he currently works in communications, Web 2.0 tools, web content and whatever else he can help with. Prior to his work in government he began his professional career in community newspapers, where he worked for five years as editor-in-chief, business manager, reporter, photojournalist, art director and Chief Coffee Maker ("Extra cream, sir?"). Jon has done reporting and photojournalism in Chicago and D.C., interned at and briefly worked as a freelance moderator for the Huffington Post. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island and his master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.