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, New Mexico, and now Colorado. 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 writer,  journalist, and the digital assistant editor at 5280Denver’s award-winning city regional magazine (5280 took home General Excellence at the 2018 City Regional Magazine Awards). Previously, I worked as an editorial fellow at Outside Magazine, where I continue to contribute as a freelancer. 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. 

When it comes to story selection, I am an omnivore. I’ve covered a myriad of topics including immigration, local and national politics, religion, education, technology, and adventure sports. 

I am experienced forging digital strategy,  managing social media channels, as well as writing and editing stories for online and print. I’m versed in basic code and can  implement strategies that help grow audience engagement.

While I’m always seeking new freelance projects, 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