Welcome to HJC media, home of Heather J. Chin’s official multimedia portfolio!
I am a multimedia journalist, photographer, editor, and blogger writing on health, food, education and urban news. A native New Yorker, I have contributed features, reviews, and news pieces to national and regional publications such as Home Reporter and Sunset News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Weight Watchers Magazine, Parenting, NY City News Service, New York Press and West Valley Health and Living.
After receiving a degree in English Literature and Rhetoric from Binghamton University, I joined a start-up educational publisher as Editor of third to sixth grade illustrated workbooks in math, science, and history. A huge responsibility, often isolating (I was the sole editor and managed a stable of telecommuting freelancers), definitely educational, and ultimately rewarding, this experience catered to my desire to educate others through quality literature. But now I wanted to create the literature, so in 2008, I began Masters coursework in health and medicine reporting at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
When not taking photos, reporting or traveling, I write short stories, tutor/cook for/entertain hospitalized children as a member of Project Sunshine, assist a teacher with providing healthy eating lessons to first graders as a volunteer with the Food Bank of NY’s Cookshop Classroom program, and serve on the board of the Kiwanis Club of NYC Young Professionals, a local chapter of the international children’s nonprofit, where I coordinate programs, contribute to the club newsletter, and mentor local high school and college students.
If you like any of the work already available for viewing and have any questions, I am available for freelance assignments in the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Please send all queries to email@example.com.