CHICAGO—Edelman hired former Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Schellhardt as senior vice president, corporate editorial services. Working from the firm’s Chicago office, Schellhardt will support the editorial needs of Edelman’s corporate affairs clients, working on CEO and senior executive speeches, the development of corporate master narratives, annual and corporate social-responsibility reports, and other complex corporate and financial documents.
Schellhardt comes to Edelman from Ketchum, where since 2001 he was senior vice president and director of editorial services. At Ketchum, he wrote high-level material for clients, served as editor of the agency’s online magazine, and founded and managed the Ketchum Professional Writers Group of freelance professional journalists.
He also is a 31-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, serving in a number of positions including national correspondent, White House correspondent during the Carter and Reagan administrations, economics reporter, senior special writer covering management and workplace issues, bureau chief in Chicago and Pittsburgh, and overseer of the paper’s management coverage.