Lauren Tumas Schumacher
Assistant Editor, InStyle
After assisting InStyle's editor in chief for two years, Lauren was promoted to an assistant editor, where she reports on feature service stories, writes fashion pages, helps edit FOB sections and oversees book coverage for the magazine. Prior to that, she was a research assistant at Vanity Fair, where she wrote a daily blog, compiled dossiers for writers and contributed to stories such as The International Best Dressed List and The New Establishment (annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world).
Before trading in her newspaper job at 22nd Century Media in Illinois for glossies in the city that never sleeps, she mastered her reporting skills interviewing the FBI about murders and dining at local restaurants to write food reviews. She has also paid her dues interning for NBC trend reporters and working in the fashion closet at Good Housekeeping.
When she's not attending one of ASME NEXT's engaging Talks with an Editor, she is often out covering a fashion show or event. A Midwest girl (and foodie) at heart, she can be found scoping out one of the newest pizza parlors (but still insists that Chicago's deep dish trumps any pie in NYC).
Assistant Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine
Arianna is an assistant editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, where she writes and edits, assists the editor-at-large, works on the monthly iPad app, and runs the intern program. She is a journalism graduate of Penn State University, where magazines stole her heart away from newspapers after she became editor-in-chief of the University's student-run lifestyle magazine, Valley. Originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, she moved to New York after graduation and interned and freelanced for The New York Daily News before interning at O and deciding that she never wanted to leave. And, luckily, she never had to. She's excited to bring her passion for magazines to ASME NEXT.
Feature Editor, Teen Vogue
Jessica completed editorial internships at The New Yorker and Vogue before beginning her magazine work in earnest as the assistant to Glamour's editor-in-chief, former ASME president Cindi Leive. Jessica was then promoted to associate editor and worked on a wide range of magazine content in addition to Glamour's book projects and Women of the Year Awards. After a stint as the editorial director of I Like What You're Wearing, where she launched an interactive digital magazine, Jessica was named features editor at Teen Vogue, where she's thrilled to be able to tell meaningful stories to teens. She has a degree in film production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and spent most of her formative years as a ballerina. If she weren't working in magazines, Jessica would be...working in magazines. Who is she kidding—this is a darn good gig.
Director, American Society of Magazine Editors
Nina Fortuna graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in English. She is the director of the American Society of Magazine Editors where she manages the National Magazine Awards, the ASME Best Cover Contest and the coveted Magazine Internship Program. Nina has been an intern at Seventeen magazine and has freelanced for various magazines including Time Out New York, Glamour, Seventeen and gURL.com. She and her high-maintenance dog Penny Lane live in Astoria, where Nina pretends the sound of the subway is really the sound of waves crashing on the beach.
Executive Assistant to the President of Hearst Magazines
Allie is the executive assistant to the President of Hearst Magazines. Most recently, she was the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics. She planned and facilitated events and special projects for the magazine and wrote and edited science, technology, engineering and automotive content for print, web and iPad editions. In her free time, she writes for HarpersBazaar.com and indulges her passions for music, art and fashion in New York City. Allie has a BA in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.
Associate Fitness Editor, SHAPE
Danielle McNally is the Associate Fitness Editor at SHAPE magazine, where she combines her love for exercise and personal health with her passion for writing and editing. Each month, she oversees the Get Fit News section, as well as the glossy's travel and pop culture coverage, and—to keep her on her toes—the occasional feature-length piece. Prior to SHAPE, Danielle was an editorial assistant at Food Network Magazine, where she was proud to be part of the magazine's highly successful launch before being promoted to assistant editor. Danielle got that first job thanks in large part to her ASME internship with Food & Wine, which taught her the ins and outs of a major national magazine. She has degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Miami. While there she started her own student magazine called, appropriately, Distraction.
Assistant Editor (Mobile Mditions), Esquire
Broad strokes: Mark edits and manages Esquire's tablet editions and standalone apps, produces video and interactive content, and contributes to the front of book, feature well, and website. More, ever broader strokes: Mark grew up in Southern California, has a degree in Literary Journalism, worked as a freelance writer and graphic designer, and dabbled in web coding. He spends a lot of time thinking in terms of swipes. And taps. And pinches to zoom. And inertia. And reading.
Associate Editor/Men's Market Editor, ELLE
Seth has been a mainstay on the ELLE masthead for the past four and a half years, having started his tenure as the assistant to the Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers. While still assisting Robbie, Seth is also an assistant editor and the menswear editor for ELLE's fashion department, meaning on any given day he could be editing Susan Miller's horoscope column, writing/researching for ELLE's pop culture section, or calling in racks of clothing for a photo shoot with, say, Justin Timberlake (see August 2011's issue). Before ELLE, Seth worked as a freelance editor for a motivational speaker in Denver, Colorado, and in college at NYU he was a bustling intern in the script department at Saturday Night Live.
Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, GQ
In his brief editorial career, Eric has served as a writer and fact checker for a handful of publications. He started off covering the local art scene for the Metro Philadelphia, followed by a stint in the Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program at Mother Jones in San Francisco. He currently serves as assistant to GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and writes for both the magazine and gq.com. You can find him most times at his desk drooling over the first issue of Lucky Peach.
Associate Editor, Seventeen
Devin Tomb is an associate editor at Seventeen, and, according to her, she has the best beat ever—guys! Previously, she interned at CosmoGirl and O, The Oprah Magazine before spending two crazy fun years as an editorial assistant at Glamour, eventually covering food, home, work and money. She is a proud alumna of Penn State, where, like fellow board member Arianna Davis, she edited the university's college magazine, Valley. Left unattended, Devin can often be found running through Central Park . . . or baking blueberry muffins if it's raining.