Assistant Editor, GQ
Eric entered magazines as a Ben Bagdikian Fellow at Mother Jones in San Francisco. He then made his way east to GQ, where he began as the assistant to GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and is now an assistant editor, writing and editing stories for print and digital on a wide swath of men's lifestyle topics: food, spirits, travel, fashion, politics. Such is the beauty of an ambitious general interest magazine.
Assistant Editor, O, The Oprah Magazine
Arianna is an associate editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, where she edits FOB pages, writes pop-culture, health, and lifestyle features, and runs the intern program. She started at the magazine as an intern, after graduating from Penn State University, where she was a journalism major and editor-in-chief of the student-run magazine, Valley. She’s got big hair, a passion for traveling, and an apartment full of books. You can follow her New York adventures on her blog, floorthirtysix.com.
Associate Manager, Public Relations, Hearst Magazines
Allie Haake is associate manager of public relations at Hearst Magazines, facilitating PR for the corporate, digital and international divisions of one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines. Hearst is home to 20 U.S. titles and nearly 300 worldwide including Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan. Allie oversees corporate partnerships, including Hearst Magazines’ multi-platform global support of Gucci’s Chime for Change initiative, and manages special events, announcements and press coverage for the company. Prior to this, she was executive assistant to the president of Hearst Magazines. Allie has a bachelor of arts in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she was the editor in chief of the student newspaper.
Associate Editor and Menswear Editor, ELLE
Seth has been a mainstay on the ELLE masthead for the past six and a half years, having started his tenure as the assistant to the Editor in Chief Robbie Myers. Now, as an associate editor in the editorial department and the menswear editor in fashion, on any given day he could be writing/editing pieces on theater, art, TV and music for ELLE's Intelligence section, working with writer Mickey Rapkin to book and edit ELLE's back page, Cherchez la Femme, or combing the men's market for the best ready-to-wear and accessories for a photo shoot. Before ELLE, Seth worked as a freelance editor for a motivational speaker in Denver, Colorado, and in college at NYU—where he majored in English literature with a concentration on fiction writing—he was a bustling intern in the script department at Saturday Night Live.
Assistant Editor, More
Laynie joined More as an editorial assistant shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in magazine journalism. Now an assistant editor, she edits a FOB page and writes book reviews for the magazine and website. Prior to More, Laynie was an ASME editorial intern at Money and editor of UGA's official student-produced magazine, Ugazine. She and her magazine-obsessed roommates live on the Upper East Side, where they can be found watching House Hunters and staring longingly at puppies in Carl Schurz Park.
Assistant Web Editor, Fitness
Samantha Shelton is the assistant web editor at FITNESS magazine, where she manages all of the magazine's social media platforms, creates fun, helpful content for the fitness-minded woman, and collaborates with a team of rockstar editors who make coming to the office every day a blast. She started out as an ASME intern at FITNESS, and after graduating with a journalism and creative writing degree from Oswego State, worked as an editorial assistant and assistant to the editor-in-chief for two years. Now that she works in web, you can basically count on seeing Samantha running through Astoria Park—and her Instagram feed, stalking Facebook for the latest BuzzFeed quiz (because knowing what farm animal you are is important), or tweeting her fave workout playlists to @FITNESSsamantha followers.
Assistant Research Editor, Departures
Libby Sile is the assistant research editor at Departures, where she puts her reporting skills to work to see that everything that goes in the magazine is totally accurate. In her free time, she is a freelance writer, editor and copywriter, and her work has appeared in Esquire, Parenting, Inc., and others. Before coming to Departures, Libby was an editorial assistant at Esquire, where she edited the magazine's Politics Blog with Charles P. Pierce, and she was a 2010 ASME intern at Reader's Digest. She has degrees in journalism and political science from Ithaca College, where she edited the college's student newspaper and created a narrative nonfiction magazine.
Associate Lifestyle Editor, SELF
Devin Tomb is the associate lifestyle editor at SELF, overseeing career, personal finance, and social issues for the magazine. Prior to that, she was the love editor at Seventeen, where she wrote and edited a book for teen girls on relationships. She spent two years as an editorial assistant at Glamour, eventually editing career and personal finance features as well as the magazine's food and home section. Her writing has appeared in SELF, Seventeen, Glamour, CosmoGirl, and the Los Angeles Times.