Jennie Oemig joined Chelmsford Public Schools’ administrative team as the communications and media director on Oct. 16, 2023.
Ms. Oemig comes to Chelmsford with over 15 years of experience as a multimedia journalist, producing award-winning content. She is responsible for the district’s public relations efforts and storytelling, website development and digital marketing initiatives.
Most recently, Ms. Oemig worked for Gannett New England (Wicked Local), covering everything from the food and dining scene to local government and education. She spent nearly 11 years reporting on myriad issues in several north Shore communities, including Ipswich, Hamilton, Wenham, Beverly and Danvers.
During her tenure with Gannett, Ms. Oemig won multiple New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) awards for both her writing and page design skills. Previously, Ms. Oemig worked at a handful of weekly newspapers in the Midwest and Wyoming.
A native of rural Wisconsin, Ms. Oemig graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UWRF) with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, majoring in journalism with a minor in professional writing. While attending UWRF, she served as assistant editor, columnist, cartoonist and news reporter for the university’s student-run publication, The Student Voice.
In her spare time, Ms. Oemig tends to her garden, toils in the kitchen and tests her patience with jigsaw puzzles. She is also an avid sports fan, with allegiances to the Atlanta Braves, Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Ms. Oemig resides in Beverly with her fiancé, Jason, and their incredibly spoiled cat, Fredward.