professional background

Jill Ciminillo is currently an automotive writer, podcast host, TikTok creator and prolific volunteer. However, her professional experience runs the gamut from press liaison to investigative journalist to seasoned multi-media professional. Throughout her career she has been a copy editor, proofreader, writer, car reviewer, web coordinator, influencer, teacher, blogger and video personality. Her goal is to adapt to and engage in the ever-changing media spectrum that ranges from hard-hitting news to social media. Jill is a current Rebelle Rally Competitor and North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Juror as well as a past a Midwest Automotive Media Association President.

current positions

Managing Editor

Pickup Truck + SUV Talk

Jun 2020 – Present

Freelance Automotive Writer

Capital One Automotive, A Girls Guide to Cars, Drive Chicago

Jun 2020 – Present

Editor at Large

Consumer Guide Automotive

Jan 2023 – Present

professional accomplishments

North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year Juror

Jul 2022 – Present

Rebelle Rally Competitor

Oct 2022 – Present

Midwest Automotive Media Association Member & Past President

Jun 2003 – Present

automotive media association memberships

Midwest Automotive Media Association

2003 – Present

Automotive Press Association

2007 – Present

Texas Auto Writers Association

2016 – Present

For a more detailed resume, visit Jill’s LinkedIn profile.