Jennifer Boucher Albers, a native New Englander, has been working in the newspaper industry for 16 years. In that time she has held the roles of reporter, copy editor, designer and picture editor. She has particular interest in sports coverage, multimedia and alternative/niche publications, and often brings a younger, slightly unconventional sensibility to the mix.
Jennifer has been working with Creative Circle Media Consulting since 2000. Most recently she helmed redesigns at The Decatur Daily in Alabama, Bermuda Sun, Mercury in Newport, R.I., and The Citizen in Laconia, N.H., and did a Web site redesign for Manhattan marketing company Whitman Insight Strategies.
Before joining Creative Circle full-time in June 2003, Jennifer spent several years as a photo editor and designer for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island, designing page one, special sections and sports. She has won several design awards, including for her work coordinating and designing coverage of two Olympic Games.
Her photo-editing and design work on a deadly nightclub fire in 2003 - breaking news coverage and subsequent memorial section - helped the Journal become a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004.
Prior to coming to Providence, Jennifer worked at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. (Best of Gannett during her tenure), and the Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y. She holds two degrees from Syracuse University, where she studied newspaper journalism, oboe performance and French literature and captained the lacrosse squad.
When not submerged in the media world, Jennifer cooks huge meals, studies German, travels extensively and helps out a local animal rescue. She and her husband live outside of Providence, in a renovated textile mill on the banks of the Blackstone River.