(Please contact Jenna for phone and address contact information.)
Work History – Present
Brain, Child Magazine – brainchildmag.com
February 2015 – Present
Writing timely, moving, and important pieces on motherhood, adoption, mental health, and other aspects of motherhood and family in present day.
Chloe + Isabel – jewelswithjenna.com
January 2015 – Present
Styling customers with beautiful jewelry.
Work History – Past
BlogHer – blogher.com
Editor – Family and Events
April 2010 – May 2015
Sought out timely, relevant topics under the “moms and family” category for posting on BlogHer for syndication, member feature, and spotlight. Also wrote timely original posts on a weekly basis. In charge of editorial content creation, calendar, newsletter (12,000+ subscribers) and editing for all Events.
The Daily Jeffersonian – daily-jeff.com
October 2009 – January 2011
Photographing local news stories including sports, feature shots and important events.
Fertility Community Forums
May 2008 – October 2010
Worked daily to remove spam and foster conversation on the forums.
Mom Central – momcentral.com
Contributing Editor, Technology Blog
March 2010 – September 2010
Wrote two weekly posts about technology as it applies to moms and families. Also wrote a weekly report on things around the web on the topic including open giveaways, conference talk, new reviews and products. Contract ended on good terms in September 2010 when the company decided to reevaluate their focus.
Adoption Media, LLC – adoptionblogs.com
Blogger and Assistant Editor
October 2006 – May 2010
I blogged on a variety of adoption related topics while additionally serving as the Assistant Editor for two and a half of those years.
WHIZ-TV – whiznews.com
July 2004 – October 2006
In charge of all things technical during a live newscast and throughout the broadcast day.
Other Freelance Work
Published in Adoption Network Cleveland’s Guidance, 2011
Syndicated on the TODAYMoms blog in July 2010, September 2010, and October 2010, twice.
Redbook, May 2008, Article on a difficult aspect of motherhood here.
BlogHer Voices of the Year Nominee in 2010, 2011; Honored as a Voices of the Year Reader in 2014 (Video here.)
2nd Annual SWPA Media & Mental Health Awards, for accurate journalism coverage of mental (35:30 starts the blog category) health issues within television, radio, print and online media, 2013
Adoptive Families magazine Best Adoption Blog, 2012
Indie Ink photography contest, 2010
PodCamp Pittsburgh – PodCampPittsburgh.com
Topic: Keeping Your Blog Going
(Article mentioning me and my co-speaker, Michelle Hammons.)
Encountering New Worlds of Adoption – University of Pittsburgh 2nd Annual International Conference on Adoption and Culture
Topic: Adoptive and First Mothers Blog Their Way through New Family Structures
(Speaker info page.)
WordPress, Drupal, Facebook, Twitter, other social networking sites (flickr, tumblr, etc), Windows, Excel, Word, HTML/CSS, newsletter creation (Emma, MailChimp, etc), and other pertinent Internet programs.
Currently seeking an editing job. Can provide a letter of recommendation from previous or current employers as well as a list of references upon request.