Jon Whiten

Whiten_8828 copy for site smallJon Whiten, Vice President, works with the Board and leadership team to shape and execute NJPP's mission and strategic vision. He also leads NJPP’s strategic communications efforts, manages its finances and operations, researches key economic justice issues and engages in advocacy and outreach.

Jon's research interests include but aren't limited to: economic development, corporate taxes, the minimum wage, working family tax credits and transportation.

Before joining NJPP in October 2011, Jon worked for a decade as an editor, writer and entrepreneur, including as the founding editor and publisher of the Jersey City Independent. He has previously served as an editor for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, a fact-checker for Columbia Journalism Review and an assistant editor at a community newspaper chain in Northern Virginia. His freelance work has been published in a number of national and local publications.

Jon currently serves on the Communications Advisory Committee of the State Priorities Partnership and on the Communications Committee of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, and is a co-chair of the New Jersey For Transit coalition.

Email: whiten (at) | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 15


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