Jacqueline Salmon

Selected Works

Nonfiction
A selection of articles by Jacqueline L. Salmon
Blogs
God in Government focuses on the intersection of religion and politics.

Pope Watch featured Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the U.S. in 2008.
Video
An interview with Salmon on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships

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Jacqueline Salmon has built a career as an expert communications expert, award-winning journalist, collaborator and ghost writer on diverse topics. She can rapidly craft effective speeches, press releases, columns, letters to the editors, blog posts, tweets and Instagram posts that generate widespread interest and response for individuals and organizations. She serves as webmaster and handles social media for two small nonprofits.

Her expertise doesn't end with writing and social media. She is also a skilled media trainer and crisis communications adviser whose presentations and counsel can help you skillfully navigate interviews, produce positive earned media -- and stay out of trouble.

Want details? Here goes: Currently at a major trade association, she leads a team of writers who draft content across a variety of platforms for the organization's senior leadership, including hundreds of speeches, columns and media interview talking points annually. She advises senior leadership on the development and execution of media strategy and leads the organization's crisis communications team.

On the book front: A book she ghost-wrote about the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan was a New York Times bestseller. Other projects include a diet book, a business book about hedge-fund trading, PLAYGROUND POLITICS, THE CHALLENGING CHILD, THE FOUR-THIRDS SOLUTION and a memoir of Ronald Reagan. Her articles have also appeared in national publications, including GQ, Us, Self, Seventeen, Women’s Sports and Glamour. She has served as tech editor on complex military procurement contract proposals.

In 2010-2011, she served as a senior officer for Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. She created communications materials, including speeches, correspondence and presentations, in a fast-paced Executive Office for its CEO and other high-profile thought leaders. In 2011-2012, she was associate editor and social media strategist for FTC:WATCH, where she regularly broke news about developments in consumer-protection and antitrust law.

As an award-winning journalist at The Washington Post, her front-pages stories include compelling features and breaking news stories on extraordinary individuals and organizations, 9/​11, the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and an award-winning series on the Washington DC United Way.

Jacqueline also generated two successful blogs while at the Post: God in Government, which focused on the intersection of religion in the public square, and Pope Watch.