Jennifer Conrad

     
 

Experience

Research Director (2015–2016) and Research Editor (2012–2015), Vogue
June 2012 to June 2016; New York, NY

Freelance Researcher and Writer
December 2010–July 2012; New York, NY

  • covered travel, food, health, and music for Billboard, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Condé Nast Traveler, and MensFitness.com
  • fact-checked over 500 reviews for Allure.com's Beauty Product Finder, including assessing products' key ingredients and helping develop an ingredients glossary
  • worked as a freelance researcher for Vogue and Woman's Day
  • planned and executed the PR campaign for Chinese alternative-folk band Shanren's first US tour, garnering coverage in the Washington Post, National Geographic's World Music website, the Huffington Post, and BrooklynVegan.com

Web and Music Editor, Time Out Beijing
January 2010–December 2010; Beijing, China

  • planned music coverage for the English-language monthly of Chinese and international acts, often communicating with sources in Mandarin
  • commissioned photographers and illustrators, organized a music showcase, and established media sponsorships for local festivals and events
  • edited and produced stories for Time Out Beijing's website
  • coordinated a project to provide Time Out listings on Nokia phones
  • created and sent weekly newsletters using Constant Contact

Freelance Writer and Editor
March 2008–December 2010; Beijing, China

  • contributed to Newsweek's China blogs, covering the Sichuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympics, and environmental activism
  • wrote for magazines such as The Beijinger, China International Business, and MillionaireAsia on food, fashion, and Chinese contemporary art
  • edited columns and essays for clients including a foreign correspondent and artists

International PR Director, Beijing 798 Biennale
May 2009–October 2009; Beijing, China

  • created the publicity campaign for the inaugural Beijing 798 Biennale
  • secured coverage in outlets including the Wall Street Journal's China Journal blog, the New York Times' Globespotters blog, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, and publications in Chile, Germany, Switzerland, and South Korea

Senior Online Editor, Woman's Day
January 2007–February 2008; New York, NY

  • wrote, edited, and articles, focusing on food, health, and home content
  • developed blogs and brought new writers to the site
  • introduced celebrity interviews (Jennifer Garner, Kerry Washington)
  • wrote magazine's online page, as well as in-book web call-outs
  • oversaw the site's editorial calendar while managing one assistant and interns

Researcher, Teen Vogue
January 2006–January 2007; New York, NY

  • reviewed about 15 articles an issue, including health, first-person stories, and fashion and beauty credits
  • wrote book reviews

Associate Editor/Research Editor, For Me
June 2004–January 2006; New York, NY

  • promoted to help launch For Me, a Woman's Day spin-off for women under 40
  • assigned career articles and wrote features, travel articles, and quizzes
  • fact-checked about 65 editorial pages a month; hired and supervised freelancers

Assistant Research Editor, Woman's Day
November 2002–December 2004; New York, NY

  • verified facts for health, home, self-help, food, and exercise articles
  • wrote health, how-to, and travel articles

Education

New York University
1997–2001; New York, NY

  • BA in Comparative Literature; minor in Spanish
  • study abroad programs in Barcelona, Madrid and Buenos Aires

Additional Classes

  • Investigative Reporting: Using Public Records
    Continuing Education at Columbia Journalism School (2012)
  • Follow the Money: Covering Business on Any Beat
    Continuing Education at Columbia Journalism School (2011)
  • Writing and Editing for the Web
    Mediabistro (2007)
  • Photography I: Digital Intensive
    International Center of Photography (2007)

Skills

InCopy, Nexis, HTML, web content management systems, Omniture, Google Analytics, HootSuite, Constant Contact, basic Photoshop, basic Dreamweaver
Languages: written and spoken Spanish; spoken Mandarin; basic written Chinese (simplified characters); basic French grammar

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