Claire Altschuler


Professional Experience

I'm an award-winning writer and nonprofit communications consultant based in the greater New York City area. I work with clients to craft powerful messaging that informs and influences target audiences in an increasingly complex media world. Deliverables include comprehensive communications plans; social media strategies; help identifying and pursuing new marketing partnerships; and strategies for reaching target audiences. To help clients raise awareness, I show them how to develop mutually beneficial relationships with editors, producers, bloggers and other influencers who can draw attention to their cause, and work to ensure content is shared on multiple platforms. I also provide press releases, short- and long-form articles, case statements, annual and capital fundraising communications, newsletters, and other content for all outlets, including social media, podcasts, blogs, websites and print.


Content Editor (online)
15 Years
19 Years
20 Years


19 Years
19 Years
18 Years


Newspaper - National
18 Years
18 Years
19 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Chicago Tribune (10+), Practical Pain Management/Vertical Health (10+), Academy of General Dentistry (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Geisinger Health System (3-5), Northwestern University/Northwestern Hospital (6-10), Robert H. Lurie Comp. Cancer Ctr. (6-10), Englewood Health Medical Center (10+), Lipman Hearne (LH) (10+), The Arthritis Foundation (10+), Academy of General Dentistry (10+), McGuffin Creative Group (10+)

Other Work History

Director of Communications & Public Relations, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, NYC cfhapter Senior Writer, Lipman Hearne Consultant/Director of Communications, Arthritis Foundation, Chicago chapter

Technical Skills

content strategy, social media advice, SEO, blogging

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite Some HTML Macs and PCs


Mac and PC, digital camera, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Keynote (Mac), Excel, Microsoft Office Suite

References Addition references available upon request.


Russell L. Cecil Award for Medical Journalism (national newspaper award) 1st Place for Feature Story, Illinois Women's Press Association Apex Grand Award for News Writing


American Medical Writers Association


Health Care Communications

I wrote a variety of brochures for Delnor Hospital's Health Library. These are just a couple of them.
Physician profiles for Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center's Journal

Medical Journalism

Small sample of the work I did for the Chicago Tribune and Satisfaction Magazine.

Marketing Consulting/Website Strategy & Content

I devised the content strategy and did much of the writing and editing for the Stoller website. The PDF is a piece Ms. Stoller used to introduce her business to a wide audience. It includes an 8 1/2 x 11 piece that was used at an auction and was later adapted as a leave-behind for physicians' offices. The 4x9 card can also be used as a leave-behind, or as a direct mail piece.