Jason Keil

Jason Keil is a writer whose work has been published in the Phoenix New Times, AZCentral.com, Phoenix Magazine, and OnMilwaukee.com. He also co-hosts the podcast What The Fork.

Career Highlights



Versatile writer with excellent ability to tailor copy to different audiences, along with a strong track record of meeting deadlines, exhibiting an attention to detail, and finding creative solutions.


Freelance Journalist

Major clients include the periodicals Phoenix New Times (Jan 2014–Present), Phoenix Magazine (September 2018–Present), and Shepherd Express (Milwaukee, WI | Sep 2002–March 2005). Bylines have appeared in AZCentral.com, Denver Westword, St. Louis Riverfront Times, and OnMilwaukee.com

    • Develop and pitch story ideas

    • Contribute to features and cover stories for print/online editions of Music and Arts & Culture sections 

    • Interview local/national talent for insightful, engaging articles

    • Utilize Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Instagram to optimize reach on social media platforms

    • Capture photographs for articles as needed 


Story Terrace (Beverly Hills, CA | July 2015–Present)

Story Terrace helps regular people capture their life stories on paper by pairing them with professional writers, editors, and designers. 

    • Conduct detailed, insightful interviews with clients 

    • Research and fact-check historical details 

Items Of Note

  • Sep 2018–Present — Co-host of popular podcast “What The Fork? Exploring ‘The Good Place’” | Phoenix, AZ

  • Jun 2018–Present — Freelance copywriter for Dynamic Advertising Agency | Sheboygan, WI 

  • Apr 2018 — Featured guest, Prizefighting Kangaroo (discussion podcast concerning cinematic culture) | Chandler, AZ

  • Sep 2015 — Panelist, “Managing Social Media” session, International Association of Venue Managers Arizona Chapter quarterly meeting | Mesa, AZ

  • Feb 2012–Aug 2013 — Mentor, Illinois Valley Striders beginning runner training program | Peoria, IL

  • Jun 2003 — Co-creator, “Noize” for Shepherd Express, which produced content for college-age individuals | Milwaukee, WI