With a philosopher's eye for what matters and an artist's insight into how to put that into words, Janet Wiscombe writes about people and contemporary culture. For the past 25 years, she has brought diligence and grace to hard-to-get stories--whether an in-depth series on the Cambodian refugee community or an investigation of teenagers who play sex games.
She also has held the position of managing editor of Workforce Management, where she worked from 1999 to 2006, shepherding and writing business stories on leadership and innovation, corporate governance, compensation, hiring and retention, ethics, gender, and diversity. Her expertise includes women in management, hiring and training employees in China, managing people at corporations like Intel, Wal-Mart, and Toyota.
Janet Wiscombe interviews Jimmy Carter at Habitat for Humanity site in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Suzette Van Blyevelt
She is noted for putting a human face on complex subjects and for her ability to write with authority and heart. Her expertise includes world cultures and subcultures, religion, the arts and entertainment, travel, relationships, and the family.
Her journalism credentials include working as a staff writer at the Denver Post and the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and as a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Her stories have appeared in several publications including Denver Magazine, New Age, and the Miami Herald.