I am Jil Hogan, a seasoned journalist, editor, columnist, producer and copywriter, who is passionate about telling great stories.

From more than a decade working in the media I know what makes people tick, what makes people click, and what makes people read.


After completing a Masters of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology in 2010, I worked for Fairfax Media for five years as a reporter, columnist, digital producer and magazine editor at The Canberra Times, and also wrote for publications including Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, Newcastle Herald, and more.

I was also the Canberra editor for Good Food, one of Australia’s leading sources for independent restaurant reviews and the latest in eating out and eating in, and was a restaurant reviewer for the National Good Food Guide.


Since 2018, I have worked as a freelance journalist and copywriter. As well as writing for media outlets, I work closely with agencies, small businesses, start-ups and brands to help nail their content.


As a journalist, I have written for Australian and international outlets including Domain, Good Food, The Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Australian Financial Review, and SilverKris Magazine.

I have also crafted words for clients including Westfield Australia, Language Design, Canberra Airport, Adelaide Oval, Journey Beyond, Museum of Brisbane, Canberra District Wine Industry Association, Cypher Brewing, and many more.

“My team and I have worked with Jil on several projects, and in every instance, she has delivered understanding results. You can completely rely on Jil, and she goes above and beyond what is required. She has a genuine interest in our business, and working with her is an absolute pleasure.”


Melissa Evans, Head of Marketing and Communications, Canberra Airport

“Jil is highly dependable, super reliable, responsive and I trust that the job will be delivered on time for our clients. I have the utmost trust for Jil that we advise our clients to deal directly with her throughout the job. We receive glowing emails about her professionalism and her understanding of their needs. I would highly recommend Jil for any job regardless of topic, she will make it amazing!”


Sarah Robinson, Business Development Manager, Her Canberra