M Magazine  |  associate editor

Pitched, researched and wrote entertainment, fashion and beauty stories of interest to teen girls for monthly magazine with circulation of 200,000+. Cultivated a variety of industry PR contacts and represented magazine at movie premieres, album release parties and fashion and beauty market events. Conducted exclusive interviews and coordinated photo shoots with talent including the Jonas Brothers, JoJo, Zac Efron, Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez and more. Called in fashion and beauty products; scheduled, directed and styled photo shoots. Worked with photo and art departments on developing story packages. Wrote news updates for website; launched and updated MySpace page. Managed editorial internship program through recruiting, hiring and managing seasonal interns. Helped develop and launch two special issues, QuizFest and ASTROgirl, which later became strong monthly publications.