Jacob Krol is an expert on all things tech, ranging from which device to have in your pocket to controlling your home of the future. He is currently an Associate Tech Writer at CNN Underscored and is tasked with building out all things gadgets. In his previous job as Tech Writer at Mashable, he focused on reviews, guides, news, and how-to’s. When he was 14, he founded NJTechReviews, a blog devoted to all things tech. As Editor-in-Chief, he handled writing, editing, producing, and reviewing content, all while managing other writers. Jacob represented NJTechReviews at countless events, wrote over 1,000 stories, and even went to CES.
Jacob is an Associate Tech Writer at CNN Underscored. He's tasked with building out the Tech Vertical. On the daily you can see him reviewing, hunting deals, breaking news and managing the vertical.
As a Tech Writer at Mashable, Jacob wrote news articles, utility pieces, hands-on, comprehensive reviews, and long term pieces. He also appeared on “Technically Speaking."
Jacob was responsible for day-to-day operations, layouts, advertisements, writing articles, writing reviews, shooting and editing videos, and attending media events.
Jacob was responsible for writing touts for social postings, identifying trending topics, pitching story ideas, and scheduling for the social calendar.
Jacob was responsible for identifying “newsy moments”, creating social copy, writing articles, coordinating live videos, and editing video.
Jacob was responsible for drafting social media posts, creating “quote pics”, cutting video, pitching editorial ideas, coordinating live videos, identifying trending topics, and monitoring social analytics.
Major: Communication and Media Studies Minor: Innovation & Entrepreneurship