Jill Schildhouse’s Bio

JillI am an award-winning writer and editor with more than 15 years of professional experience in both agency and corporate settings, and have worked with small businesses and Fortune 10 companies. The majority of my career has been in print publishing, where I’ve covered such topics as travel, beauty, automotive, healthcare, fitness, personal finance, food science, home and garden, and supply chain management.

I have also worked extensively in the digital and print marketing space, including creating content for websites, blogs, social media, SEO, brochures, brand stories, executive profiles, and other collateral.

Most recently, I served as the Manager of the Marketing Communications department of CVS Health, where I managed the team responsible for the development and implementation of Medicare communications for its PBM clients. I worked cross-functionally to develop innovative Medicare communications and marketing strategies that drove profitability and customer satisfaction.

Prior to this role, I served as the Internal Communications Manager at Apollo Education Group (parent company to University of Phoenix), where I crafted communications on behalf of various Cabinet members (executive deans, VPs, the president and the provost). From video script writing and staffing update emails to comprehensive communications strategies and intranet articles, my writing served to position my C-level executive clients as professional, genuine and experts in their fields.

And before this, I served as the Editor-in-Chief and Marketing Manager of AAA Arizona’s Highroads magazine, where I covered travel, automotive, member discounts and financial services topics. Here, I also managed the Creative Services department, a team of designers and writers, the magazine’s social media strategy and content, and our weekly TV show.

In addition, I hold a Corporate Communications degree, with an emphasis in Journalism-Public Relations, from Northern Illinois University.

In my spare time, I mentor freshmen at the Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism, enjoy Netflix binges with my miniature schnauzer, and am passionate about traveling the world — 22 countries and counting!

Brands I’ve Worked With

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013 Award of Distinction: Feature Writing on Las Vegas written by Jill Schildhouse
    The Communicator Awards: Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
    Publication: July/August 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2013 Award of Excellence
    Apex: Awards for publication excellence.
    Publication: July/August 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2013 Eddie Award, Honorable Mention: Feature Writing on Las Vegas written by Jill Schildhouse
    Folio: Magazine: Celebrates gorgeous design and uncompromising journalism.
    Publication: July/August 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2013 Finalist Certificate of Excellence: Best Overall Publication Design
    Maggie Awards: Dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western United States.
    Publication: July/August 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2013 Finalist Certificate of Excellence: Special Interest/Consumer
    Maggie Awards: Dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western United States.
    Publication: July/August 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2013 Silver Award: Multi-page feature on Las Vegas written by Jill Schildhouse
    Davey Awards: sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
    Publication: July/August 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2012 Award of Distinction: Best Cover Design category
    Communicator Awards: Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
    Publication: January/February 2012 issue of Highroads.
  • 2012 Finalist Certificate of Excellence: Associations & Newsletters Trade & Consumer
    Maggie Awards: Dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western United States.
    Publication: November/December 2011 issue of Highroads.

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