Jackie Fishman

1200 N Nash Street #229 Arlington, VA 22209 USA
Website: http://mediabistro.com/jackiefishman

Professional Experience

Offering twenty-plus years of experience writing about health care and medical topics for both consumer and B2B audiences. I specialize in: * Healthy eating, vitamins and supplements * Creating and editing web content * Womens' and childrens' health issues * Disease and nonprofit charity event creation * Celiac disease and gluten intolerance * Personal finance and affordable housing My background includes numerous features and interview articles for the Fresno Bee, Vitamin Retailer Magazine, and blogs (AskMissA,com). I have developed, written and edited newsletter brochure and web copy for the Parkinson's Foundation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Kaiser Permanente, the Visiting Nurse Association and Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia. My media relations experience spans two decades. Recently, I taught an online masters' level class in Strategic Writing at American University.


Copy Editor
10 Years
15 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


20 Years
3 Years
Personal Finance
3 Years


PR (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
15 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Askmissa.com (10+), News Generation (10+), Housing & Community Services of Northern Virginia (1-2), National Healthcare Anti-fraud Association (1-2), Parkinson's Foundation (1-2), American University (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (10+), Conover & Company (1-2)

Other Work History

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Washington, D.C. Media Relations Manager/Senior Communications Manager Created and executed media strategy for key issues and programs Developed news /feature ideas and talking points Prepared executive staff for interview. Wrote communications vehicles including releases, op-eds, scripts, brochures Planned and executed web site copy 2. Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, Rockville, Md. Marketing Communications Project Manager Provided account executive communication services for member retention and health education efforts for mid-Atlantic region. Created and executed two quarterly four-color newsletters and managed distribution to a half million members. 3. Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md. Public Relations Manager Created and executed all communications programs for community hospital.

Technical Skills

1/2017- Mediabistro Travel writing course

Foreign Language Skills

some French and Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Vocus, Content management systems, all Google Plus platforms, Wordpress, Joomla


SLR camera- experienced photographer


Accredited Public Relations (APR)


Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Work Samples

Health and Wellness

The search for natural ways to ease inflammation and pain is universal. The questions for the natural supplement industry are, "What ingredients and products are most effective?" "How is this category of supplements is evolving?" "What is the consumer profile for these products?"
Increasingly sophisticated consumers are demanding more than mere relief from their digestive discomfort and pain. Supplement manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and retailers are welcoming the opportunity to educate their consumers in natural and effective ways to improve their overall digestive health. The hottest trends and scientific research in this area are showcased in this article.
Primary care doctors leaving health care plans is a possible trend that troubles us all. What so some California insurers say about these doctor defections? and what can you do when your doctor leaves your health plan? How do you find another?
Dr. Oz was the largest driving force behind consumers' demands for vitamins and supplements until his defensive appearance before a US senate panel. Subsequently, his stature has waned and other forces have usurped his power over consumers seeking a healthier lifestyle.
What are the latest trends in bone and joint health supplements? I interviewed researchers, retailers and manufacturers to find out.
Industry publication article featuring in-depth Q&A with a variety of nutrition industry experts exploring the current and future path of researching, developing and marketing allergy-sensitive ingredients.
The future of skincare products emphasizes natural, safer ingredients and formulations with scientifically proven results.
What is gluten intolerance? What does it mean when someone has celiac disease? What is the difference between the two and are we seeing an increase in these conditions? I define the difference between the two ailments and outline what life is like for those who must eliminate gluten from their diet

Interviews and Profiles

Overview of NPR's move to new headquarters and interview with Susan Stamberg
Speaking before a crowd of fans, Keaton recounts her life and juxtaposes her life experiences against those of her mother who spent years battling Alzheimers' disease.
Review of reading by Bill Bryson
Review of theatrical storytelling event starring Forest Whitaker and Meghan McCain at Neweum sponsored by USA Network and The Moth.
Variety of articles written and photographed for askmissa.com date range 2010-present
Review of Pink Jams charity fashion show with Christian Siriano
I was interviewed by WAMU to explore my relationship with public radio.


I was profiled by Montgomery County. Maryland Gazette when I left my employment at Suburban Hospital.