Joel Schwartzberg

Montclair, NJ USA

Professional Experience

I'm an experienced and lauded author, humor columnist, blogger and freelance essayist with a wide range of topical musings that range from political commentary and satire to parenting issues. A collection of my essays "The 40-Year-Old Version" was published in 2009. My essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, New Jersey Monthly, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Star Ledger, The Huffington Post, iVillage, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and regional parenting magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Content Editor (online)
10 Years
Producer (new media)
10 Years
10 Years


10 Years
3 Years
Other, Specify
1 Year


Online/new media
10 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

New Jersey Monthly (1-2), Chicken Soup for the Soul (1-2), The New York Daily News (1-2), The New York Post (1-2), Newsweek (1-2), The Star Ledger (3-5), The New York Times Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

iVillage/NBC Universal (10+)

Other Work History

Former Nickelodeon Online Head Writer; Editorial Director, Time Inc. Interactive

Technical Skills

Microsoft Basics

Computer Skills

Microsoft Basics




Sample Essay

Humorous personal essay about Mother's Day featuring interviews with my wife, my Mother, and my Mother-in-Law.

My Full Portfolio

My full writing portfolio