Ken Schlager – Writing Specialist

Ken Schlager brings more than 40 years of experience to Princeton Strategic Communications as a writer, editor, digital content creator, and newsroom manager.

Most recently, he was editor of New Jersey Monthly, the Garden State’s largest consumer magazine. During his 13 years at the helm of New Jersey Monthly, he was in charge of all print and digital media, including website content, blogs, podcasts, newsletters, and other New Jersey Monthly-branded products, as well as custom publications.

Previously, Ken spent 20 years at Billboard, serving as managing editor, executive editor, and vice president of business development for the music-industry publication. Among his favorite Billboard moments was a backstage meeting with Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. When introduced, Dylan declared: “Ah Billboard, my favorite magazine!”

Over the years, Ken has written about a wide range of topics, including politics, New Jersey history, health care, crime, travel, entertainment, and sports. He is especially proud of his New York Times piece about Babe Ruth, which provided a rare glimpse of Ruth’s overlooked handful of pitching masterpieces for the New York Yankees.

Ken also has eight years of daily newspaper experience as an editor and writer for The New York Post; Gannett Westchester Newspapers; and the Fort Lauderdale News. He earned his M.A. degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Currently, Ken works as a freelance writer and editorial consultant and is a lecturer in journalism at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information in New Brunswick, N.J.

Ken enjoys cycling, golf, swimming, and long walks around Montclair, N.J., where he and his wife Robin have lived for the past 30 years.