Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health (Aug. 2013–Feb. 2015)
As No. 2 editor on the masthead, oversaw section editors and junior editors to create high-impact, service-driven copy for both bimonthly magazines; shaped editorial vision and feature lineups; top-edited every page; planned annual editorial calendar; developed digital extensions and strategy with deputy digital editor; edited cover stories and health and lifestyle features; coordinated with creative director, photo editor, and designers on photo shoot direction and layouts; assisted in relaunch and rebranding of both publications, after which Fit Pregnancy experienced a 44% jump in YOY total audience; served as editor-in-chief during manager’s 12-week maternity leave. [Both magazines were acquired and shut down in February 2015.]
Glamour (Feb. 2013–Aug. 2013)
Edited 6+-page relationship, sex, and lifestyle features; planned and edited monthly front-of-book health section, including news items, investigative mini-features, and workouts; organized and ran Reader Nights, bimonthly focus groups with selected readers; hired, trained, and managed interns.
Martha Stewart’s Whole Living (Jan. 2012–Dec. 2012)
Senior health editor
Conceived, launched, and edited 12-page front-of-book health section, including research round-up, essay, investigative Health Report, and workout story; pitched and edited 8-page health features; did market work, coordinated photo shoots, and conceptualized digital and interactive complements for articles; wrote weekly features for WholeLiving.com. [Whole Living folded in December 2012.]
Psychology Today (June 2010–Oct. 2011)
Senior news editor
Edited 18+ pages per issue, including research-based front-of-book section (13+ multi-story pages), health section, and 8-page features; produced content on PsychologyToday.com; attended professional conferences and recruited researchers to blog for PsychologyToday.com; hired, trained, and managed interns.
Stuff Hipsters Hate (July 2009–Feb. 2011)
Launched successful humor/culture blog that consistently received 150,000+ uniques/month and garnered praise from The New Yorker, The Frisky, and The New York Post; coauthored related nonfiction book published by Ulysses Press in September 2010; planned and hosted community events.
SELF (July 2008–May 2010)
Editorial assistant, happiness (lifestyle) department
Wrote and edited articles on psychology, relationships, and career; planned and edited 6 pages per issue, including letters page, reader success stories, and research round-up; conceived and launched SELF Supper Club, a digital program that gained 500+ members in less than a year; hired, trained, and managed interns. [Completed internship in Fall 2006]
MindBodyGreen (March 2016–Nov. 2016)
Filled in for a full-time editor for two months, managing the fitness and meditation verticals and editing and producing about 15 articles per week; served as the inaugural features editor for the website (which gets 15 million uniques per month): conceived and pitched a cohesive features strategy; assigned and edited investigative long-form features, trend pieces, and personal essays; top-edited section editors; produced articles in the site’s CMS.
Hearst Digital Media Branded Content Studio (Sept. 2015–Oct. 2015)
Pitched, assigned, edited, and wrote sponsored content for all Hearst sites (such as Cosmopolitan.com, Esquire.com, HarpersBazaar.com, CarandDriver.com, ElleDecor.com, and GoodHousekeeping.com), coordinating with project managers, clients, and digital editors; built slideshows, galleries, and articles in Hearst’s CMS.
TrendingNY (March 2015–Sept. 2015)
Served on the launch team for Hearst’s free fashion, culture, and beauty magazine for Millennial New York women: conceived, assigned, edited, and wrote content; top-edited every page; served as fill-in copyeditor.
CNN (June 2010–Dec. 2012)
Coauthored weekly column for CNN.com/Tech about social networking etiquette.
Shepherd Express (June 2005–Aug. 2006)
Pitched and wrote A&E and news-analysis articles for weekly alternative Milwaukee newspaper after Summer 2005 internship; wrote weekly column in Summer 2006.
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
B.S. & M.S. in Journalism both awarded June 2008
- Graduated magna cum laude and in Kappa Tau Alpha honor society
- Minor in Psychology
- Accepted into competitive Accelerated Master’s Program, earning two degrees in four years
- Accepted into ASME internship program and placed at Money magazine [Summer 2007]