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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, which nominated two of my 2012 stories for Neal and Folio Awards. 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
 
Expertise
Writer, Internal Communications 10 Years
Reporter 26 Years
Writer 26 Years
Specialty
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+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (11+)
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.
Equipment
Have laptop, recording devices, downtown office, notepads, sharpened pencils, pens. Ready to go.
Foreign Language Skills
Serviceable (conversational) french.
References
On request.
Awards
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.
Other
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.
Work Samples
 
Please find samples of my corporate and journalistic writing, as well as my blog and published fiction at www.sapersink.com.
Journalism  
(Scholastic Administrator)
(Scholastic Administrator)
Fiction  
Corporate  
(XMA Program, Teachers College)
Contact Info
  Jonathan Sapers
636 Broadway
Suite 722
New York City, NY 10012
USA

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