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  Jonathan Sapers
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a freelance writer and editor specializing in education writing. I write regularly for Teachers College’s alumni magazine TC Today and Scholastic Administrator. Other recent publications include the Hechinger Report and Harvard's Ed Magazine. I have more than 25 years of experience as a reporter and writer with journalistic credits ranging from The New Yorker's Goings on About Town section to stringing for U.S. News & World Report. I have published personal essays in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian as well as more than a dozen short stories. For more than fifteen years, I have also been a regular writer for inhouse publications at corporate clients including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, American Express, Deloitte and Clairol. From 1997 until 2001, I was the editor and writer of Clairol's Beauty & Beyond Magazine.
Work Info
Writer, Internal Communications 10 Years
Reporter 26 Years
Writer 26 Years
Consumer Products 10 Years
Education 10 Years
General reporter, wide range of subjects, both on staff and freelance 25 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Scholastic Administrator (11+), Teacher's College Alumni Magazine (11+), Harvard's Ed Magazine (1-2), Hechinger Report (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (11+), XMA Program, Teachers College (3-5)
Other Work History
I'm trained as a journalist and after spending two years as a reporter in Anniston, Alabama, and receiving a masters degree from Columbia School of Journalism, I freelanced in New York City from 1991 to 1997 for a wide variety of publications including The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Family Fun, Family.Com, the New York Law Journal, Black Enterprise, Barnard Alumnae Magazine, Working Woman and Women's Wire. My essays appeared in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel.
Have laptop, recording devices, notepads, sharpened pencils, pens. Ready to go.
Foreign Language Skills
Serviceable (conversational) french.
On request.
In 1984, while working as a beat reporter at the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, I shared an Associated Press First Place award in the category of news features. Scholastic nominated two of my 2012 stories for Neal and Folio Awards. My short story, "The Last Highway" made the list of notable stories for 2013 compiled by the storySouth Million Writers Award Committee.
I graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1984 with a bachelors degree in History & Literature and received a masters degree from Columbia School of Journalism in 1988.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Please find samples of my corporate and journalistic writing, as well as my blog and published fiction at www.sapersink.com.
(The Hechinger Report, 2/26/2015)
(Commonwealth Alumni Magazine)
(TC Today)
(Scholastic Administrator)
(Scholastic Administrator)
(Scholastic Administrator)
(Raritan, 10/1/2015)
(Mind Hand, 7/1/2015)
(XMA Program, Teachers College)
Contact Info
  Jonathan Sapers
760 West End Avenue
New York City, NY 10025

Tel: 212-375-9332  
E-Mail: jsapers@sapersink.com
Website: http://www.sapersink.com