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					                                             JENNIFER G. MAGID

Editor, writer, and copywriter with experience developing and managing content for websites, blogs, books,
retail catalogs, consumer magazines, and trade publications.


                                                   EXPERIENCE
FREELANCE/CONTRACT
Writer, Editor                                                                                    2005 to Present
     Copywriter for Victoria’s Secret catalog and website
     Factchecker for Peter Pauper Press (Little Black Book city guides)
     “The Bride Guide”: featured wedding advice blogger for Everydayminerals.com
     Writer for Weekly Reader publications Current Health and Career World
     Author of celebrity profile books targeted at young adult Hi-Lo readers for Gareth Stevens Publishing
     Contest management for Weekly Reader Custom Publishing
     Writer for Psychology Today; Cousteau Kids; BeautyAddictmag.com; WeGoBridal.com

READER’S DIGEST, Pleasantville, NY                                                                      2008 – 2009
Senior Editor, Weekly Reader division
Managed the publishing life cycle for youth nonfiction books, ages pre-k to high school, for the Weekly Reader/Gareth
Stevens library books division.
     Edited and proofread manuscripts for content, grammar, and educational objectives. Series worked on include:
       “Amazing Animals”, “Today’s Superstars”, “People We Should Know”, and “Where People Work”. Edited
       September 11: A Primary Source History, which earned a starred review by the American Library Association
       Booklist.
     Collaborated with designers and executive editor on creative direction of book projects. Worked with photo
       editor to research and select book photography.
     Recruited freelance writing talent. Administered freelance assignments and contracts, and worked with
       authors to shape manuscript content.
     Created customizable scheduling template to help improve the planning process for each book’s production.

NEIMAN MARCUS, Dallas, TX                                                                                       2008
Managing Editor, NM InSite
Developed, produced, and managed web content for InSite, a style blog connected to NeimanMarcus.com.
       Conceptualized and implemented interactive features including slideshows, polls, and video for InSite. Worked
        with the Neiman Marcus online marketing division to develop an improved balance of editorial content,
        featured products, and blog publicity. Efforts resulted in an increased amount of consumer traffic and
        participation on the website by approximately 30 to 50 percent.
       Led weekly meetings with the blogger team, focusing on the development of website publicity and feature
        ideas. Independently managed scheduling, assigning, editing, and proofreading of staff writers’ blog posts.
       Researched and wrote daily posts on targeted Neiman Marcus products and general interest feature topics
        including fashion, beauty, style, home and entertaining, and retail trends. Attended store events and
        interviewed visiting designers for online profiles.
       Produced email content for Neiman Marcus-affiliated designer websites. Customized copywriting style to fit
        with each designer’s editorial voice. Websites included Michael Kors, St. John, and Zegna.

WEEKLY READER CORPORATION, Stamford, CT                                                              2005 – 2007
Editor, Current Health 1 Magazine (2006-2007)
Conceptualized, developed, and managed all content for monthly pre-teen health and fitness periodical.
       Worked with art director to collaborate on the design of Current Health 1. Redesigned the content and
        appearance of Weekly Reader’s teen fitness program, Get Up and Go!, that appeared monthly in the
        magazine and online.
JENNIFER G. MAGID                     jennifermagid@gmail.com                                          Page Two

       Researched and wrote web content for Weekly Reader website, including homepage features and magazine-
        specific editorial. Wrote monthly Current Health 1 teacher guides to enrich and supplement magazine themes
        during class lessons. Wrote and researched features and monthly department pages for Current Health 1.
       Identified and recruited freelance writing talent. Planned, assigned, and managed all freelance content and
        budgeting for editorial content. Edited and proofread all magazine articles. Result of efforts included two
        Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Awards for Current Health 1.

Editor, Consumer & Custom Publishing Division (2005–2006)
Managed custom educational projects through full program life cycle including concept development, client
management, copywriting, design, printing, and industry partner feedback.
     Partnered with business sponsors for the development of youth educational programs and educator materials.
        Examples of work include: teaming with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the development of a Food
        Pyramid awareness program used in schools across America, managing all aspects of a teen essay contest in
        conjunction with the film “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, writing a series for Plan USA targeting child
        poverty, and creating supplemental materials with a health theme for several food industry clients.
     Wrote, edited, and proofread department materials including educational programs, activity handouts,
        advertorials, and web content.
TEA AND COFFEE TRADE JOURNAL, New York, NY                                                        2003 – 2005
Associate Editor
Researched and wrote stories about the beverage industry, upcoming industry events, and new product launches and
trends.
     Edited magazine for content and grammar.
     Assigned articles to freelance writers.
     Interviewed corporate contacts about new products.
     Represented magazine at international industry trade shows.
     Managed magazine’s trade show marketing and subscription generation at the show.
     Recruited and managed staff of editorial interns.
TEEN PEOPLE MAGAZINE, New York, NY                                                                     2001 – 2003
Beauty & Health Assistant
Identified up-and-coming trends in the beauty and health industry by monitoring celebrity product usage, analyzing
publicist press releases, attending new product launches, and maintaining industry relationships.
     Researched and selected products for coverage in beauty articles.
     Validated all product details, such as retail pricing and availability.
     Wrote beauty department front of book and feature articles.
IN STYLE MAGAZINE, New York, NY                                                                              2001
Editorial/Special Projects Assistant
Reported to Special Projects Editor to help plan and manage advertiser-sponsored events for the magazine.
     Assisted magazine’s Editor-in-Chief on as-needed basis.
     Reported on celebrity events and parties for InStyle.com.
     Assisted within beauty department as needed.
MTV NEWS & SPECIALS, New York, NY                                                                         1999
Production Assistant
Collaborated in the making of the MTV documentary “True Life: I’m A Computer Hacker.” Assisted on pre and post
production, including scheduling, tape logging, and editing.

                                                   EDUCATION
Master of Arts - Journalism
New York University, New York, NY                                                                            2001
Bachelor of Science - Journalism & Mass Communications
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO                                                               1998

				
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