Jeff Wilser

New York, NY USA
Website: http://jeffwilser.com
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Professional Experience

Writer. Book author. Syndicated columnist. A man who can't tan. Esquire called Jeff their "marriage guru." (Jeff has never been married.) He's the author of "The Maxims of Manhood," a collection of humor essays about being a guy. His work--mostly on relationships, culture, travel, and men's interests--has appeared in print or online at Glamour, Esquire, GQ, Mental_Floss, VH1, and MTV. He is also the author of Pulitzer-bait "The Man Cave Book," from HarperCollins. Jeff is the founding editor of ThePlunge.com, which syndicated its content to a network of over 1,000 newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and LA Times. Jeff is represented by Rob Weisbach Creative Management.

Expertise

Book Author
3 Years
Editor
7 Years
Writer
10 Years

Specialty

Entertainment
7 Years
Other, Specify
7 Years
Lifestyle
7 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Mainstream Feature Film
5 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

GQ (10+), MTV (10+), ThePlunge.com (10+), Chicago Tribune (6-10), Detroit Free Press (6-10), VH1 (10+), Esquire (1-2), Miami Herald (6-10), LA Times (6-10), Glamour (1-2), Mental_Floss (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Scholastic Inc. (10+), Pepsi (3-5), Boeing (1-2)

Other Work History

Extensive media experience. (Morning shows, radio interviews, TV including the Tyra Banks show). Marketing analysis. Corporate consulting.

Technical Skills

Photoshop, basic html, mastery of fantasy football software.

Unions

AvantGuild

Computer Skills

Joomla, Movable Type, Word, Wordpress, Excel, HTML, Powerpoint, Access, all that kinda stuff.

Equipment

Photoshop, digital camera, digital audio recorder, laptop, pens, some paper clips.

Work Samples

General

(The Plunge 5/17/2009)
Founding editor of ThePlunge.com. Wrote 100+ articles on relationships, grooms, dating, and weddings. Nationally syndicated. Over 2 million page views since launch.
(Glamour Magazine 6/1/2011)
Essay in Glamour. Mostly accurate.
(Glamour Magazine 7/1/2011)
3-page feature for Glamour. I gave myself a mission to fall in love. This is what happened.
(New York Daily News 4/26/2005)
Fashion's new must-have accessory: the hipbone. (Is this a good thing?)
(Clubplanet.com 11/28/2007)
For thousands of years, man has looked to the weekend as the flickering beacon of hope. This is changing.
(ThePlunge.com 5/15/2009)
A poker game with buddies (obviously) isn't cheating. Sex with a woman (obviously) is. But how about the gray area?
(ThePlunge.com 5/16/2009)
What every groom needs to do before his wedding day. (The minimum. And not a damn bit more.)
(ThePlunge.com 5/10/2009)
How to buy the right tux the right way.
(Clubplanet 7/21/2005)
Things you should never, never, ever wear to a club. Sorry. No glow-sticks.
(New York Magazine 5/1/2008)
Over cocktails at the Tribeca premiere, quick chats with Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Terrence Howard et al.
(Esquire online 4/10/2010)
(VH1.com 6/1/2006)
Shockingly, Hilary Swank's "The Next Karate Kid" didn't make the list.
(GQ.com 5/1/2010)
Regularly contributed to GQ's website, mostly about pop culture, tv, and film.
(5/18/2009)
Humor. Collection of essays and rules about being a man. Example: Maxim 84: Your dog must be larger than a toaster.
(New York Daily News 11/15/2006)
Cover story feature that (possibly) coined the term "stripey shirt."
(HarperCollins 5/1/2011)
Clearly the most substantive book published in 2011. A best-seller in Amazon's Interior Design... briefly beating out Martha Stewart, who must have been pissed.