Jimmy Guterman professional biography

Here are some of the positions I held prior to founding The Vineyard Group, Inc. This is an ancient-history page, for the most part, but people have asked me to put the older credits all in one place. So here you go:

Vice President, Content, Family Education Network, 1995-1996: Oversaw content development of first multimedia service for families with children; helped launch familyeducation.com in 90 days. Successful launch led to sizeable investments from Microsoft, America Online, and others.

Senior Producer, Delphi Internet Services Corp., 1994-1995: Acquired, developed, and managed top-quality content for what was then the nation's leading full-Internet provider. Developed first-ever Web site from a commercial online service, first Web-based interactive game, and first live-concert broadcast. Promoted from earlier positions as senior editor and editor.

Editor in Chief, CD Review, 1992-1993: Supervised a successful turnaround of a 100,000-circulation consumer magazine. Proposed and served as founding editor of an associated magazine, New Country. Responsibilities included all strategic and day-to-day operations. Continued as Editor at Large to both publications, 1993-1995.

Contributing Writer, Rolling Stone, 1985-1991: Developed and wrote features and reviews for influential bimonthly.

Contributing Editor/Columnist, Boston Phoenix, 1985-1990: Wrote and edited news, feature, and critical articles for New England's largest weekly newspaper.

Product Analyst, PC Week, 1987-1989: Edited; conceived and executed a new section; reported news and business; wrote analysis pieces for America's largest trade newspaper. Promoted from earlier positions as staff writer and copy editor.

My columns appeared regularly in The Industry Standard and inside.com (and less regularly in Fortune, American Demographiucs, Folio, Salon, TheStreet.com, and elsewhere). I've written five books on pop music (one a U.S. bestseller, another a U.K. bestseller) and contributed to many other volumes, among them sundry Rolling Stone anthologies and The Encyclopedia of Country Music (Oxford University Press). My work has appeared in more than 100 periodicals, among them Wired, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, Esquire, the Harvard Management Update, Inc., Spy, and the Village Voice. My first published fiction, "50-50," was a winner of public radio's Connection short-story contest in summer 1998.