Responsible for overseeing all editorial operations and producing Upscale, a monthly lifestyle and entertainment magazine and its corresponding digital platform. Managed a full editorial team consisting of in-house and at-large editors, writers and graphic designers. Updated and created job portfolios for all existing and new positions. Hired new staff in order to build a strong editorial team. Approved all content, including cover subjects and art direction. Provided and led all strategic planning for brand placement and development, including social media engagement, creating custom events, various brand collaborations and niche placements. Increased brand awareness and exposure and led magazine to increased newsstand and subscriber sales.
Associate Editor (8/11-10/14) Performed a range of managerial duties ranging from consulting on staff management and book content to editing and general quality control. In addition, continued to perform duties of previous positions of lifestyle and feature editor, assigning, editing and overseeing all feature stories in the book and editing, assigning and writing travel, home décor, auto reviews, entertainment and more. Mentored interns and developed and supported a challenging program to best improve their journalism skills.
Liaison between Director and international retail vendors submitting products for National Geographic's annual gift catalog. Handled all communication with vendors including initial contact, all follow-up correspondence and purchase of chosen products. Maintained an updated vendor database.
Assisted with coordinating and booking passengers on National Geographic's arctic cruises
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