Chad Birt

Medical Copywriter

Astoria, OR

My wife Ella and I, and our two dogs (Diane and Thoreau), enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching, and studying horticulture throughout Oregon.

I'm a 2010 graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University and hold a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. As a senior, I produced, edited, and co-wrote the 30-minute documentary, Autism: Suffering in Silence, a film focusing on the co-occurring conditions often associated with ASD.

My resume includes 8 years writing social media, website copy, and blog content for medical professionals and small businesses online, and 10 years working in television news production with a focus on multimedia storytelling, directing, and video editing.

In 2011, my EDM blog, The Get Downnn (now retired) was awarded Best Music Blog by the Phoenix New Times.


For a look at my resume, click here.

Past & Current Gigs

  • Patient Pop

    Social media writer serving the medical community via one of the top medical marketing companies in the US.

  • Social5

    Ghostwriter specializing in small business blogs and social media. Editor overseeing a team of writers. Former manager and lead writer of the Rapid Response Team.

  • Emphatic

    Social Media Specialist for a wide range of small businesses. Editor overseeing a team of writers.

  • MapQuest

    Regular freelance blogger and map profile writer covering a variety of local attractions, events and businesses in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Florida Record

    Beat reporter covering the court system and business law in the state of Florida.

  • Legal Newsline

    Beat reporter covering business and legal news developments across the U.S. Topics included lawsuits and patent applications.

  • Ask Wonder

    Researcher and report writer for a wide variety of topics ranging from the future of autonomous vehicles to the size of the luxury camping cooler market. Speed, accuracy and statistical understanding were just a few of my daily responsibilities.

Portfolio? I've got one of those.

Check out my portfolio for examples from the gigs above.