Jonathan Sapers

760 West End Avenue 6A New York City, NY 10025 USA

Professional Experience

I am a freelance writer specializing in education writing. I have completed features for the Hechinger Report, which also appeared in the Nation, Christian Science Monitor and PBS News Hour online. From 2011 until it closed last summer, I was a regular writer for Scholastic Administrator and I have written regularly for Teachers College’s alumni magazine TC Today since 2006. My education writing has also appeared in Harvard's Ed Magazine. I have more than 30 years of experience as a reporter and writer with journalistic credits ranging from The New Yorker's Goings on About Town section to stringing for U.S. News & World Report to Family Fun and the New York Law Journal. I have published personal essays in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian as well as more than a dozen short stories. For more than twenty years, I have also been a regular writer for inhouse publications at corporate clients including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, American Express, Deloitte and Clairol.


30 Years
30 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


Consumer Products
10 Years
10 Years
Other, Specify
30 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
3 Years
Newsletter - Trade
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Hechinger Report (1-2), Scholastic Administrator (1-2), Scholastic Administrator (10+), Teacher's College Alumni Magazine (10+), CM (3-5), Columbia Dental Magazine (1-2), Harvard's Ed Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bristol-Myers Squibb (10+), XMA Program, Teachers College (3-5)

Other Work History

I'm trained as a journalist and after spending two years as a reporter in Anniston, Alabama, and receiving a masters degree from Columbia School of Journalism, I freelanced in New York City from 1991 to 1997 for a wide variety of publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Family Fun, Family.Com, the New York Law Journal, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, Working Woman and Women's Wire. My essays appeared in Newsday, Family Fun and Smithsonian.

Foreign Language Skills

Serviceable (conversational) french.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel.


Have laptop, recording devices, notepads, sharpened pencils, pens. Ready to go.


On request.


In 1984, while working as a beat reporter at the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama, I shared an Associated Press First Place award in the category of news features. Scholastic nominated two of my 2012 stories for Neal and Folio Awards. My short story, "The Last Highway" made the list of notable stories for 2013 compiled by the storySouth Million Writers Award Committee.


I am a member of the Education Writer's Association.