Editor, WRITER, & PRODUCER JUNE 2017 – Present
These days I’m copywriting for a digital marketing and web development agency in Chicago. But I also just can’t quit magazines, which I write and edit for too.
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Managing Editor & Other editorial roles October 2012 – MAY 2017
Rookie, New York
For two years as managing editor, I mentored many of a generation’s most talented writers, artists, and editors to make stories loved by teens and adults alike. I managed a New York–based editorial staff and dozens of contributors to publish personal essays, photo essays, service stories, comics, cultural criticism, videos, and more content, seven days a week. I also curated social media for 150,000-plus followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
For two-plus years, I was a Rookie story editor. Work of mine appears in the Rookie Yearbook series, published by Razorbill at Penguin Random House. I produced videos for Rookie, too—my favorite being a series of how-tos featuring celebrities and their hidden talents.
Senior Editor & Other editorial roles September 2009 – October 2012
Chicago magazine, ChiCago
As a senior editor at Chicago, I oversaw the style, fashion, and travel departments’ print and digital stories. In that role, I collaborated closely with art directors and designers on the look and feel of layouts and photo shoots. Each year, I contributed to the magazine’s tentpole features, including Best of Chicago, Chicagoans of the Year, The Power 100, and more. Additionally, I managed the magazine's internship program for hard-working student journalists from across the Midwest.
In my earlier days at Chicago, I was an associate editor overseeing the magazine’s style and culture pages. I edited the weekly culture and events newsletter, Chicago Guide, as well as the weekly shopping newsletter, Sales Check. I joined the magazine as assistant editor to Penny Pollack, Chicago’s dining editor for 20-plus years. I covered restaurants and bars and contributed to Penny’s popular weekly dining newsletter, Dish.
Managing Editor August 2008 – August 2009
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Research & Reference Associate August 2006 – July 2008
Central Reference Services, University of Illinois Library, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
ASSISTANT EDITOR DECEMBER 2004 – JUNE 2006
Modern Steel Construction magazine, Chicago
Master of Library & Information Science, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
Those are the basics. A detailed résumé is available at LinkedIn, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.