Jon Reiner

Jon Reiner – Ghostwriter

Award-winning author and ghostwriter of memoirs, essays, editorials and speeches for executives, celebrities, artists and athletes.


I have ghostwritten memoirs, essays, editorials and speeches for notable people who have sought my expertise and discretion, (captains of industry, Oscar-winning actors and directors, Olympic champions, and a U.S. First Lady.) I am also the James Beard Award-winning author of the memoir The Man Who Couldn't Eat. My non-fiction and fiction have appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, The New York Times and elsewhere. Additionally, I am the director-writer of the award-winning documentary film Tree Man.
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Design Entertainment Music Photography Political Science & Current Affairs Sports & Outdoors
Humor & Comedy Literary Fiction Plays & Screenplays Short Story
English (US)
  • James Beard Award for Magazine Feature Writing

Work experience

Gotham Writers Workshop

Oct, 2015 — Present

Classroom instructor of creative writing and filmmaking classes including Memoir Writing, Fiction Writing and Documentary Filmmaking.

Jack Morton Worldwide

Sep, 2004 — Feb, 2007 (over 2 years)

Lead creative executive creating and directing global integrated media and live campaigns for leading consumer and technology brands.


Jun, 2004 — Present

I create words, pictures and sounds that tell the narratives of organizations and individuals to change audience perception. I have written and directed narratives for clients in industries including technology, entertainment, consumer products, pharmaceutical, healthcare, finance, government and the arts. Story content delivered across all social and traditional media.

Sony Electronics

Jan, 2002 — Jun, 2004 (over 2 years)

Lead marketing executive to the movie and television production industries for the transformation to digital technology. Successfully led the digital production transition for major movie studios, television networks and independent production companies. Changed the way the world makes content.

TSI Communications

Mar, 1995 — Aug, 2001 (over 6 years)

Senior executive leading editorial content development, communications strategy and media relations for global consumer and technology brands.


“I’m a glutton in a greyhound’s body, a walking contradiction, in the grip of the one thing I can’t have—food.”Food is not just sustenance. It is memories, a lobster roll on the beach in Maine; heritage, hot pastrami club with a half-sour pickle; guilty pleasu... read more

Jon has 2 reviews





Michael R.

Michael R.

Dec, 2017

Jon is a highly skilled writer and editor. He brought clarity to my project. He was responsive and delivered the project on time.
Rubina M.

Rubina M.

Nov, 2017

Highly intelligent professional who added value to the project. I would definitely recommend Jon. He went that extra mile.

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