Greetings! My name is Jennifer (Jenn) Walter.
I'm a freelance journalist and content writer focused on telling compelling and accessible stories about science. My interests range from vast cosmic mysteries to the tiniest details in the fossil record.
Until recently, I was a staff reporter for Inverse. I worked on traditional news articles, guides, features, and our weekly TV and movies column, Reel Science. I also produced hundreds of short, visually-driven articles (called card stories) that summarized science news in about 400 words or less for mobile readers.
Before Inverse, I was an assistant editor for Discover, where I wrote and edited for the print magazine and website. I also covered new book releases, worked with a team of freelance writers, and helped establish a technology column called Tech Note.
My reporting has also been featured in local outlets, such as Milwaukee Magazine and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I'm based in Wisconsin, and studied journalism and German at Marquette University in Milwaukee. I now live further up the coast where I spend much of my free time on Lake Michigan.
Since I started freelancing in 2021, I've also worked on projects for clients in the educational and private sectors. (Click on the "content writing" tab at the top of my profile to learn more.)
My skills go beyond writing as well. I hosted a radio show on Marquette University's student-run station called Dad Rock Radio to showcase my late father's favorite music and tell stories about his life. It won multiple awards from the Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association in 2019 and 2020, and was featured in several TV news and radio broadcasts. I also enjoy photography and video editing, specifically shorter formats that can be shared on social media.
To reach me for collaborations, tips, or feedback, please reach out at jenngwalter [at] gmail [dot] com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Awards and affiliations
+ Member, National Association of Science Writers
+ 1st Place, Best General Entertainment Program (Radio) -- Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association (2020, collegiate awards)
+ 1st Place, Best Air Check (Radio) -- Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association (2019, collegiate awards)
+ Best Arts and Entertainment Story — Wisconsin College Media Association (2017)
+ Gold, Best News Story — Milwaukee Press Club (2017, collegiate awards)
+ Winner, Breaking News Reporting (Large) 10,000+ Students -- Society of Professional Journalists (2017, collegiate awards)
+ Finalist, Online Feature Reporting -- Society of Professional Journalists (2017, collegiate awards)