Jake Roberson

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Creative Director and Public Relations Manager

@jake_roberson

As a creative director in charge of public relations and digital strategy, Jake’s work with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is to expose and subvert the complex web of sexual exploitation’s interconnectivity by leveraging digital mediums as a means for developing relevant tactics to reach, engage, convert, develop, and activate new allies for the fight to end sexual exploitation in all its forms.

Prior to his work with NCOSE, Jake spent five years running social media strategy for a large international nonprofit where he led content and marketing efforts that generated over $22 million in ROI from earned media value in the social media space, ideated creative campaign concepts that raised over $6 million in donations, brought in six figures worth of donation revenue from Facebook alone during his last three fiscal quarters there, and turned social media into one of the organization’s top three most-used resources.

When his work-life balance is well-balanced, Jake spends his time with his wife and four children by unsuccessfully attempting to convince them to enjoy his favorite hobbies (pickup sports, pop culture, and podcasting) in the few spare moments that aren’t filled with tending to their dreams, passions, and fights over who established possession over the toy first.

Articles by Jake Roberson

Kanye West: “[Porn addiction] affected almost every choice I made”

The research about the public health harms of pornography is clear, and now celebrity after public figure after icon — the latest being Kanye West — are increasingly willing to be vocal about the harms of pornography that they’ve personally witnessed and experienced. “Playboy was my gateway into full-blown pornography addiction,” Kanye West told Zane…

Still image of Kanye West from his Apple Music Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe

Issue: Pornography Harms

Girls Do Porn’s Exploitation and Trafficking Are Not an Anomaly

As the owners and key employees of Girls Do Porn are facing federal counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion, the porn industry is desperately trying to distance itself from the fact that it profits off of and is inherently intertwined with sexual exploitation, abuse, and trafficking. Even media outlets such as VICE,…

Blurred image of a person sitting on a bed representing the federal charges against Girls Do Porn for trafficking

Issue: Pornography Harms

Child Sexual Abuse Images Are Flooding the Internet and (Almost) No One is Fighting Back

Child sexual abuse images, often referred to colloquially as “child pornography,” are illegal. The distribution of adult obscene pornography—including online—is illegal. The exploitation of child sexual abuse images and the porn industry are demonstrably and inextricably intertwined. Yet, even as NGOs and law enforcement continually report how badly the fight is being lost in the…

Blurred image of a young child in a bed surrounded by stuffed animals as a somber commentary on the prevalence of child sexual abuse images

2019 Dirty Dozen: The Watch List – Department of Justice

Jeffrey Epstein’s Death is an Injustice to Survivors that Cannot Be Ignored

Jeffrey Epstein is dead. We long for the justice that will roll down like waters for survivors of the crimes—the atrocities—committed by Jeffrey Epstein. Until then, though, the delay of justice that is Jeffrey Epstein’s death by apparent suicide is yet another bitter injustice for survivors. In life—and, tragically, again now in death—Jeffrey Epstein carved…

Mugshot of Jeffrey Epstein

Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Jeffrey Epstein Proved Why Teen Vogue’s “Sex Work is Real Work” is Harmful

Not many people are as unfathomably wealthy as Jeffrey Epstein was. But, in a gut-wrenching tragedy of twisted logic, there is an increasing amount of advocacy in favor of allowing people to buy sex like Jeffrey Epstein did–because, according to Teen Vogue (among others), “sex work is real work.” Even as public awareness and pressure…

Shadowy male figure highlighted in dim red light representing Jeffrey Epstein and other sex buyers as a part of an op-ed countering Teen Vogue's "Why Sex Work Is Real Work" article

Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light