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Jack Rodgers is a media director and visual journalist based in Ogden, Utah. His work is defined by a sense of adventure, a commitment to service and passionate storytelling.
Shaped by the mountains of New Mexico, Jack recently completed a tenure as the Marketing Manager at Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premiere high adventure base. In this role he developed a vision and marketing plan for promoting Philmont's world-class youth development and outdoor leadership programs. He additionally served as the lead photographer, video producer and social media coordinator while executive producing dozens of projects.
Jack has also been published in major outlets such at the New York Times and BBC covering national and international news. As a student intern he contributed to coverage by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press and Star Tribune. In both 2018 and 2019 he was named as Visual MN's College Photographer of the Year and was accepted into the 33rd Annual Eddie Adams Workshop. Previously, Jack was a Staff Photographer and the Multimedia Editor for the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Daily.
Making everything from fast paced commercial edits to feature photo stories, Jack has developed a skill set allowing him to tackle any creative challenge. In 2023, he will be engaged in a contract with the United States Air Force as a Public Affairs Specialist supporting F-35 operations at Hill Air Force Base. He is available for media consulting and freelance projects in 2024.
To see a full list of experiences, click to view Jack's resume here.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP - HUMBLE PRIDE - CHANGE LIVES
Jack's work has largely been influenced by his time at Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premiere High Adventure Base. Instilled here were the values of servant leadership, humble pride and changing lives for the better. After working as a Ranger (backpacking guide) for three years he was promoted to Marketing Manager where he had the opportunity to develop a vision and marketing plan for promoting Philmont's world-class youth development and outdoor leadership programs. This role supported operations for over 20,000 participants annually and reached millions more online. Jack additionally served as the lead photographer, video producer and social media coordinator.
Three new projects introduced at Philmont that pushed its storytelling mission forward include:
The launch of a new online newsroom and historical archive: www.philmontstories.org
The launch of two seasons of the first ever-Philmont podcast: Hike On
The publication of Philmont's first two issues of the annual magazine: Scouting Paradise
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These things we do in service to others and in the spirit of adventure.
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