Susan Jacobs Jablow

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Grant writer, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, October 2013 to present

  • Write proposals to local, state and federal agencies, foundations and corporations.
  • Work with agency managers to develop projects for which funding is sought.
  • Compile reports for foundations and other supporters about use of grant awards.

Free-lance writer and editor, February 2011 to present

  • Write feature stories for community magazines and college alumni magazines
  • Write letters, proposals, articles and reports on a wide array of topics for clients, including Carnegie Mellon University and the Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Research and write grant applications for clients, including The Center that C.A.R.E.S., a Pittsburgh after-school program that has received more than $500,000 in recent grants.

 Copy writer, GNC, February 2009 to February 2011

  • Wrote headlines and descriptive copy for catalogs, signs and other publicity
  • Proofread advertisements, catalogs and other materials
  • Managed a copy database of more than 500 products
  • Worked with scientific affairs team to gather information about product ingredients, and their effects
  • Collaborated with graphic designers and marketing directors to create copy to fit specific layouts and convey marketing messages

Associate Editor, The Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, September 2004 – June 2008

  • Wrote two to three news articles weekly
  • Edited local content and proofread pages of paper
  • Assisted in editorial decision-making and assigning stories
  • Performed duties of the executive editor in his absence

Marketing and Communications Manager, Jewish Association on Aging, August 2002 – September 2004

  • Composed and distributed press releases to local news outlets
  • Wrote and edited newsletters, brochures and other materials
  • Provided content for organizational Web site
  • Collaborated with development director to organize major annual fundraiser 

Associate Reporter and Copy Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 2000 – July 2002

  • Selected as one of ten young journalists for a two-year internship program
  • Edited copy for daily local news section and for weekly suburban sections
  • Wrote news, features and issues stories for weekly suburban sections distributed north and east of Pittsburgh


  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Master of Science, May 2000
  • Yeshiva University, New York, NY, Stern College for Women, Bachelor of Arts, May 1999


  • Finalist for two Golden Quill Awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, May 2008
  • Participant in the Gralla Fellows Program at Brandeis University for journalists   in the Jewish press, July 2007
  • Winner of two Golden Quill Awards in the areas of investigative reporting and spot news, May 2006


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