Phone: 914-588-6114
E-mail: JennyHiggons@optimum.net

Jenny Higgons


A content writer/reporter/editor who has covered myriad subjects at national and local consumer magazines, as well as a TV-themed website and a digital-first daily newspaper. Trained how to expand readership through SEO + social media (Omniture, Chartbeat, Google Analytics).

The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation, Ardsley, NY  (Parks.Westchestergov.Com)

Public Relations and Marketing Associate: February 2019-Present
Write and edit press releases, fliers, posters, email blasts and other types of promotional materials, all to publicize the hundreds of yearly activities and programs offered by the renowned Westchester County Department of Parks & Recreations. Westchester Parks & Rec has won–and will continue to win–countless national awards for its excellence. Westchester County is right above New York City.

Doctors Internet LLC, Rye Brook, NY  (DoctorsInternet.com)

Freelance blogger and content creator: November 2019–Present 
I write about 20 business-to-consumer 350-word blogs per month for DoctorsInternet.com, a prestigious company that creates websites and content for upscale dental providers (general dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists and oral surgeons) and medical specialists (cardiologists, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, dermatologists, orthopedic surgeons and more). While a freelance blogger for Wix.com, I wrote hundreds of 350-word business-to-consumer blogs for a wide variety of companies that offered a wide variety of services. A small sample: home painters, med spas, a horse-riding academy, lawyers, an arson investigator, personal trainers, Iceland tourism, landscapers, professional photographers, a dog trainer and a company that rents portable toilets. 

Independent Writer: January 2018–February 2019

Main caregiver to my mother: December 2016–November 2017

The Journal News/LoHud.com, White Plains, NY (owned by the Gannett/The USAToday Network)
Life & Style Staff Writer/Reporter:
June 2010–October 25, 2016

  • Supplied a variety of types of features to the Life & Style section.
  • Heavily emphasized social-media engagement on all stories.

InTown Westchester, Rockland and Putnam magazines (glossy, upscale-lifestyle regional monthlies published by The Journal News, which is owned by Gannett/The USA Today Media Network)
Full-Time Staff Writer: January 2005–December 2008

  • Wrote celebrity profiles, news items, shopping roundups, 2,500-word features, FOB pieces, and reviews of spas and restaurants.
  • As one of the key bloggers on The Journal News’ TV-themed website, helped increase reader loyalty and traffic.

Independent Writer: 2003–January 2005

  • Wrote six 2,000-word profiles on the CEOs of major corporations in Westchester County for 914 Inc., a business/lifestyle glossy quarterly.
  • Ghost-wrote two books aimed at the general public.
  • Edited a 68,000-word novel
  • Overhauled the websites for an interior design company, an artist and a lawyer.
  • Wrote bios for a boutique executive search firm specializing in C-Suite searches. 

Gist.com (a TV-themed Website) 

Senior Writer/Editor: 2000–2003
Interviewed A-List actors in person and via phone. Wrote celebrity profiles, news items, a weekly 20-question trivia quiz. Also: summaries and reviews of TV series, feature films and made-for-TV movies. Was a member of the national and prestigious Television Critics Association; attended its bi-annual press tours in Los Angeles and filed the daily stories.

Social Media: Twitter (@jhiggons), Facebook, Instagram (higgonz), LinkedIn LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/jenny-higgons-10b8b510), Pinterest, YouTube 

Education: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.  B.A. in TV/Radio

Additional activities:

  • Completed the 14-week Dale Carnegie course Public Speaking and Human Relations, which prepared me to speak with ease and confidence to large audiences and in any situation.
  • Attended the American Writers & Artists Inc.’s five-day “Fast Track to Copywriting Success Boot Camp.”