Jill Jaracz

Lakewood, OH USA
Website: http://jilljaracz.com

Professional Experience

Insanely curious and passionate about the world, I'm a versatile freelance writer and podcaster who produces compelling work on deadline. I write for consumer and trade pubs; online and print; features, FOB and white papers. Specialties include personal finance, travel, branding and the Olympics. I host and produce a podcast about the Olympics and am available to produce copy or be a source on this topic. I have an extensive background as a consumer goods researcher, and I excel at assignments that involve research. Contact me at jilljaracz@yahoo.com.


14 Years
10 Years
Other, Specify
2 Years


Sports & Recreation
1 Year
4 Years
Personal Finance
6 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
Online/new media
10 Years
Wire Service
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

CreditCardReviews.com (10+), Content That Works (10+), Avisian (3-5), AAA Midwest Traveler (1-2), Consumers Digest (1-2), NetWorldMedia (6-10), Growth Laboratories (1-2), GateHouse Media (10+), Policygenius (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Women\\\'s Flat Track Derby Association (6-10), Fortune 500 Retailer (1-2), Leading Building Products, Paper and Packaging Mfr (3-5), LinkedIn Makeover (10+)

Other Work History

Host and Executive Producer at Olympic Fever Podcast; Consumer Goods Lead Researcher at The Boston Consulting Group.

Technical Skills

audio editing

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills

Word, Wordpress, MailChimp, Audacity


upon request



You can't have a wedding without someone to marry you! This article looks at how to choose a wedding officiant.
Northwest Indiana isn't just steel mills--it also includes the stunning beaches of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This article explores things to do here and in nearby Valparaiso, the county seat of Porter County.
Written for the trade audience, this article discusses the basics of marrying biometrics with smart card technology to enhance card security.
Written for the trade audience, this article profiles a startup called PayTango that's looking to pave the way for making biometric payments a reality.
Written for a credit card blog, this piece profiles the results Brand Keys' study of customer loyalty.
This article examines options for couples who want to have vegan food served at their wedding receptions.
Written for Curve's regular "The Two of Us" column, this piece is a profile about how a couple who balance their relationship and working together.
This is a women's piece that sheds some light on the age-old question of how to look good at the beach, no matter what your size.


Humor piece for McSweeney's Internet site discussing the story for the slutty dresser-type found slinking around Las Vegas.
Humor piece for McSweeney's Internet site.


This is a sample of a periodic e-newsletter I write and layout for the East 10th Street Civic Association in Indianapolis, IN.


This is updated, expanded copy for the WFTDA's Officials Certification program. Before, the site was split into Referee Certification and NSO Certification. Now the two programs are integrated, and the site gives much more information on the program elements.