Jillian Blume

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I can tackle just about any topic from animal advocacy to architecture and home design, from education to book reviews and first-person essays. Starting out as a poet gave me an advantage; it taught me to find the exact word, the startling metaphor, and to search out the deepest meanings of life’s experiences. I have written a book about traveling with your small dog in the voice of a small Yorkshire Terrier and dozens of magazine articles covering travel, human interest, architecture, home design, health, skincare, women’s history and issues, and numerous other topics. I’m unusually skilled at probing beneath the safe answers in interviews and reaching the heart of a story. Obsessive about getting my facts right and talented at capturing atmosphere, personality, and emotion. Reliable, accessible, and intensely creative.


Book Author
10 Years
13 Years
25 Years


Other, Specify
10 Years
Environment & Nature
10 Years
Home & Garden
13 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
20 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
20 Years
Online/new media
13 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Petful.com (10+), Blue Circuit ebook Publishing (3-5), CityRealty.com (10+), Teenage Buzz (10+), The Affluent Page (10+), The New York Observer (10+), Home By Design (10+), MSN Lifestyle (3-5), Womach Brothers ebook Publishing (3-5), Spasearch (3-5), The Pet Gazette (3-5), The USA Times (3-5), pocketpoet.com (3-5), Life By Design (3-5), Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (3-5), American Teen (1-2), Greenhaven Press (1-2), Hiatus magazine (1-2), Ladies Home Journal (1-2), INSIDE San Francisco (1-2), Pocket-poet.com (1-2), Self magazine (1-2), mysmalldog.com (1-2), Petful.com (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Heatlth Results (1-2), Institute for Systems Biology (1-2), KPC Writing (1-2), Deveraux and Deloitte (1-2), eshop.com (1-2), WarmlyYours.com (3-5), Aspen Education (10+), Imagine Quest Information (10+), Link Educational (10+), bulletproofmarketing.com (6-10)

Other Work History

Editor-in-Chief of The Affluent Page magazine Ajunct Professor, Berkeley College; School of Visual Arts, Humanities & Sciences Division: teaching writing and literature Associate Editor: Teenage Buzz Editorial Assistant: The Paris Review

Technical Skills

Interviews; writing; commentary, opinion articles; research; fact-checking, photo research and acquiring images; editing

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word, CS2, InDesign, Quark Express, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat


Broadband Internet connection; iMac G5 & laptop wireless pc; Skype phone number & Audio Hijack; digital camera


References available upon request


I've won numerous awards for fiction and poetry


Online Articles

Update on the Vicktory dogs
Feature article for online magazine
Feature article about program to train dogs to sniff out cancer
Feature article, architecture, real estate
Feature article, architecture, real estate
The World's Oldest Dogs: How do they do it?
New York Dogs Examiner: Pfizer gets a new cancer drug for dogs approved.
Articles for website: Educational
Editorial article for New Yorker Diary section; personal essay.
Online article: parents, kids, school
Feature article: online magazine
Profile of Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Feature article about Lower East Side landmark
Feature articles about working dogs and topics relating to animals
Feature article and profile of the Upper East Side neighborhood.
Education article
article about the real estate market in New York City.
Article about the rental market in New York.
Online article: opinon

Newspaper articles

Feature article: newspaper
Profile: newspaper
New York Condos: How to take advantage of the real estate market.
Summer Events Guide
Feature article about New York neighborhoods and the rental market.
A guide to New York's best restaurants
Feature article: Special Education Section
Feature article: education section
Feature article about non-profit organizations and the financial downturn.
Profile: newspaper
Feature article: Education
Feature News Article


Blog about Pet Fashion Week event
Blog about CeCe Kent's high end dog carriers
Blog about new designer for line of couture dog clothes
Blog about Feral Freedom Program

Magazine articles

Feature magazine article: Travel (affluent lifestyle)
Feature article, magazine: wildlife adventures
Feature magazine article: travel (art journeys)
Feature magazine article: fitness
Feature article: Teenage magazine
F.O.B. short article: Health, Beauty
Feature article home design
Feature Magazine Article: Home Design
Feature Magazine Article: Women's Issues
Feature Magazine Article: Spa


Feature articles