Szwergold convinced The Onion Editor and Publisher Scott Dikkers that a Web site would increase readership, and The Onion's site launched in May 1996. The site has won multiple Webby Awards and other industry and media accolades.
In January 2001 Jack Szwergold left The Onion and returned to Brooklyn, NY, where he currently resides and juggles a career working as a web developer and as a writer. In addition to his work for The Onion, Jack has written for Nickelodeon (TV channel), National Public Radio, Modern Humorist, Suck.com, Wired magazine, Mother Jones magazine, and Green Magazine.
- Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source (contributing writer and illustrator) (1999, ISBN 0-609-80461-8)
- The Onion's Finest News Reporting, Volume 1 (contributing writer and illustrator) (2000, ISBN 0-609-80463-4)
- Dispatches from the Tenth Circle (contributing writer and illustrator) (2001, ISBN 0-609-80834-6)
- Digital Darlings Bask at Webbys Webby Awards coverage from 1999 which includes quotes from Jack Szwergold
- "Onion" Movie in Serious Trouble Detailed discussion and postings about "The Onion" and the alt-comedy website, A Special Thing