Ilene Rosenblum

Ilene Rosenblum

Work History

Work History

Media Fellow

The Israel Project

  • Produced original online content on Israeli history and current newsmakers
  • Fielded calls from reporters and pitched story ideas to those covering the Gaza disengagement
  • Tracked coverage in newspapers worldwide and U.S. network television
  • Organized news conferences with Israel's Ambassador to the United States
Feb 2009 - Present

Digital Media Developer and Consultant

Feb 2010 - Present

Internet Marketing Coordinator

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

I maintain the Jerusalem Center websites, social media accounts, and newsletter marketing efforts with the Publications Department team.

Accomplishments include:

  • Launching the Daily Alert blog
  • Creating an "In the News" box to draw readers to target articles
  • Conceptualizing and coordinating development of Jerusalem Quiz
  • Conceptualizing and developing a website for the new book Critical Security Needs for a Viable Peace; Marketing related video, netting more than 150,000 (English and Hebrew)
  • Improved user interaction on Facebook Fan Page: doubling number of fans from 913 to 1,834 between February and July 2010; added custom landing page with newsletter opt-in and links to our sites and networks, increasing subscription by 6% during first two weeks.
  • Improved site statistics analysis to include unique visitors, social media

 Links:, LeCAPE de Jerusalem, Global Law Forum, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Apr 2006 - Jun 2008

News Producer

  • Monitored breaking news and coordinated coverage with reporters, editors and homepage producers
  • Wrote captions for photo galleries, and developed in-depth features
  • Contributed to site's blogs
  • Maintained fresh interactive content in nation, politics, world, business, technology section pages
  • Was responsible for producing several daily e-newsletters
  • Filled in on editing video and podcasts when multimedia producers were absent

Writing Samples:

Other Activities:

  • Coordinated volunteer activities as member of company's Community Service Committee
  • Organized used cell phone drive
  • Participated each year eligible as part of company's team in the ACLI Capital Challenge road race
Jan 2006 - Mar 2006


Ha'aretz Online (English)
  • Monitored user comment "talkbacks" and updated homepage with feature material


Jul 2009 - Dec 2009

Ulpan Etzion

Completed coursework at the most advanced level offered at one of the nation's most well-respected institutes for Hebrew language study, scoring a 91 on the final placement exam; was one a select number of students to move up a level during the program itself.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2004


School of International Training
  • Coursework focused on Chilean history, economics and international development. 
  • Spanish language emersion through homestays, seminars 
  • Completed independent study project on resource allocation for the physically disabled in the northern city of Arica.



Social Media

I have been an active user of social media before it was even known as such, beginning as a regular contributor and reviewer on in 1998.  An early adopter of Facebook and Twitter (2004 and 2007, respectively), I stay on top of the latest trends in use through research and networking on and offline.  I also utilize tools such as Delicious and Digg.

Foreign Language

Speak advanced conversational Spanish. Completed the most advanced courses at Ulpan Etzion, an elite intensive Hebrew language study program in Jerusalem.

Content Management Systems

I have used various content management systems to manage the flow of material and to package it in a user-friendly way.


I have created basic webpages and updated existing templates to meet content needs.  I also have a basic working knowledge of CSS and Javascript.

Microsoft Office Suite

Other Ways to Contact Me


I am extremely active.  I enjoy running and have participated in many road races, including a half marathon and completed training for the Los Angeles Marathon (didn't finish - never try anything new before a big race!)  The discipline required taught me a lot about persistence and setting and reaching goals.

I also play tennis and ski when I have the opportunity, which doesn't come often enough in Israel.  Instead, I practice yoga, which luckily you can do anywhere.

I read lots of non-fiction, particularly in the areas of religion and international affairs.

I enjoy cooking and am a bit of a coffee and chocolate snob.


In the world of online media, who you are personally can very quickly catch up to you professionally.  This doesn't scare me.  Who I am among friends is who I am among colleagues.

First and foremost, I am a writer.  I have a degree from the Medill School of Journalism and years of experience reporting and editing in both print and digital formats. In the field of marketing, I stay true to the fundamentals of producing quality content that can stand on its own, even before all the hype and hyperlinks.

Staunch about crossing t's and dotting i's, I am nonetheless unafraid to take risks.  From starting my writing career as a high school student by covering the New York Giants training camp, even though I knew nothing about football, to backpacking solo in South America in order to volunteer and work on my Spanish, to becoming an observant Jew and moving to Israel, I don't let much stand in my way when I feel it is the right thing to do.

My versatility means that I probably understand your target audience, and if I don't, I will quickly learn.