About Jay Bouchard

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My pursuit of compelling stories and fresh adventure has carried me from New Hampshire to places like Montana, Chicago, Uganda, and New Mexico. Non-fiction storytelling is my passion, but I also enjoy skiing, hiking, tennis, playing music, and, always, praying for the Chicago Cubs. 

I am a freelance writer, an emerging journalist, and an Editorial Fellow at Outside Magazine. In 2016, I earned my Master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. I am also a proud graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Montana. 

Dedicated to  relentless, objective reporting, I hope to forge a career in journalism featuring new voices and illuminating oft-neglected corners of the world. I have reported and written stories on immigration, local and national politics, religion, education, technology, and outdoor recreation. 

I have additional experience working with digital media, monitoring social and digital platforms for various publications. I can write basic code, analyze online content, and implement strategies that grow audience engagement.

I am always seeking new freelance projects. But I can also mow grass really well. Either way, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Go Cubs.

“Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, the poem must ride on its own melting.”–Robert Frost