Rebecca Theim

Arlington, VA

Professional Experience

REBECCA THEIM has writing, editing, presentation and communications experience across a range of topics, industries, formats and outlets. She began her career as a daily newspaper reporter and continues to freelance for businesses and media outlets and Web sites. She also has senior communications experience for companies in sectors from media to manufacturing. Rebecca routinely serves as organizations' de facto writer and editor, creating or improving the organization, clarity and aesthetic presentation of a variety of documents, including overseeing design and production of print and online collateral. Rebecca has researched and written about topics as varied as U.S. staffing and employment trends, political patronage, expansion of casino gaming in the United States, desegregation of New Orleans' Mardi Gras krewes, bad bosses and Sex and the City's Mr. Big. Rebecca is active on a number of social media sites, and blogs at You're Hired ... NOT!


Content Editor (online)
15 Years
15 Years
25 Years


Business (general)
15 Years
Women's Issues
22 Years
Other, Specify
12 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years
PR (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
13 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Various trad publications (10+), (New Orleans) Times-Picayune (10+), Christian Science Monitor (1-2), South Florida Sun-Sentinel (10+), (1-2), MSN Money (1-2), Chicago Sun-Times (1-2), (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (10+),, Inc. (10+), Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (10+), UPM (10+)



Computer Skills

MS-WORD, MS-PowerPoint, Adobe


IABC Silver and Gold Quills, PRSA Bronze Anvil, AP Managing Editors' Award




Business - Careers/Workplace

Career Journal feature I wrote about the wisdom of outplacement advice.
A variety of short-form career-related articles I freelanced for the Chicago Tribune's business section.
Article I freelanced for the Sunday Chicago Tribune about bad bosses.
A story I freelanced for the Chicago Tribune business section about negotiating upfront for severance.
A column I freelanced for the Chicago Tribune about the enduring allure of Sex and the City's Mr. Big.

Feature Writing

Feature article I wrote for a safety-themed issue of an internal magazine about the effects a serious injury had on a former employee and his family.
An article I freelanced for the Chicago Tribune about the emotional difficulties of female infertility.
A survivor of child incest tells her horrific story after finally seeing her assailant - her stepfather - convicted and jailed.

Ghost Writing

Brief article I ghost wrote for then-Playboy Enterprises Chairman and CEO Christie Hefner about the global expansion of the company's brand.
Op-ed I wrote for the CEO of a Las Vegas-based casino company about benefits of the expansion of casino gaming in Colorado.
Commentary I ghost wrote for senior executives of Bayer, Occidental Chemical and UPM about unfair railroad industry pricing practices and regulatory reform their industries recommend.
Sample of the President's Letter I wrote quarterly for the four-color regional magazine distributed to employees, vendors and other stakeholders.

Marketing & Corporate Collateral

Congressional Position paper I developed for federal lobbying purposes by UPM North America.
Customer brochure developed for North American customers of this international manufacturing company.
Playboy Enterprises Annual Review, which I wrote and oversaw design and production. It was packaged with the company's 10-K.


Shareholder's letter I ghost wrote for the CEO and Vice Chairman of a Las Vegas-based casino company.