Jackie Ashton

San Francisco, CA USA
Website: http://https://twitter.com/JackieMAshton

Professional Experience

A well-published freelancer (The New York Times, Salon, Redbook), I've written essays and reported pieces on everything from parenting in the digital age (screen-swiping is mastered years before butt-wiping, I've learned) to the long-term effects of acute grief, to the stress-busting benefits of a restorative yoga practice. My expertise is in the health and wellness space. A longtime yogini, I've spent the last decade researching health, healing, and well-being and the past two researching the connection between creativity, mindfulness, and happiness for a book I'm writing.


Content Editor (online)
3 Years
6 Years
Social Media
5 Years


3 Years
3 Years
Women's Issues
3 Years


Academia Teaching
3 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
2 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Apartment Therapy Media (10+), Say Media (6-10), Spirituality & Health magazine (3-5), The New York Times (1-2), Redbook Magazine (1-2), Salon (1-2)

Technical Skills

Strong writing and copy editing skills; Strong photography and photo editing skills; Strong social media experience; Strong interest in blogging and creative presentation. High-level experience designing, developing and launching a software application.

Computer Skills

Excellent computing skills; Google Analytics; Photoshop; Accounting, finance and quantitative analysis experience.


laptop, DSLR

Work Samples


(Spirituality & Health 9/1/2013)
A reported piece on the stress-busting benefits of a restorative yoga practice.
(Redbook Magazine 5/1/2013)
A personal essay on the experience of having panic attacks.
(The New York Times 5/27/2013)
A personal essay on the long term affects of grief through the lens of losing my mother to a brain aneurysm when I was nine.
(Salon 6/13/2013)
A personal essay on parenting in the digital age.