Joseph Master

Assistant Vice President, Writer, and Marketer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Higher Ed content marketing is at a crossroads. Our capability to measure and track overwhelms our capacity to create. Our CRM software works at odds with our RCM budget models. Our own acronyms have become obstacles we must dodge on the page and on camera.

This gray area is where I thrive — using words to close the gap between print and online; faculty and staff; interview and story. I am also an active freelance writer/blogger and occasional speaker on the conference circuit.

Outside of work, I love my family, reading fiction, collecting books, writing songs, fixing mechanical watches and making cocktails.

If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the social links below.

But first, some samples of my work ...


Ambition Can't Wait Commercial

Short doc: The Story of Darion Porter

Commercial: Temple University's College of Liberal Arts

Ta-Nehisi Coates | A Deeper Black: Race in America

Higher Ed Writing:

Inside Higher Ed: Author Profile (blog posts)

Volt: Want to Retain Your Employees? Rethink Your Staffing Strategy

Why Joseph Master is Banking on Higher Ed Storytelling

Campus Sonar:


Polite Need Not Apply: A Q&A With Mary Gaitskill

Q&A: Yolanda Wisher is Philadelphia’s Poet


It Will All Be Over Soon (Argentina)

When the Mac Came to Market Street


Faith, Family, Football (Virginia Halas McCaskey)

The Many Utopias of Taylor Ray

Honest Tom's Revolution

Cin cin,

  • Work
    • Drexel University
  • Education
    • University of Pittsburgh