Jennifer Conrad

     
 

Experience

Researcher, The New York Times Magazine
June 2020–present; New York, NY

  • fact-check articles for weekly magazine, including cover stories on schooling during the coronavirus pandemic and the effects climate change on American communities
  • analyze multiple sources of information for consistency and credibility, including conducting background interviews and reviewing materials such as transcripts, media reports, government documents, academic research, and court papers
  • suggest editorial changes to help ensure articles are error-free and thoroughly reported

Political Office Intern, State Department, American Institute in Taiwan
June 2019–August 2019; Taipei, Taiwan

  • wrote cables, night notes, and other correspondence to keep State Department officials informed about important developments in Taiwan politics, including a cable that was forwarded to the Secretary of State
  • contributed to reporting on Taiwan's presidential primaries, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen's transit of the United States, and the use of online influence campaigns in domestic politics
  • supported political officers as a note-taker for meetings with high-level officials, politicians, and academics
  • composed social media posts that promoted American Institute in Taiwan in the community; one Facebook post was among the week’s most shared, with a total reach of more than 19,000 views

Research Editor and Research Director, Vogue
June 2012–August 2018; New York, NY

  • fact-checked many of the magazine’s most high-profile and controversial articles, such as a cover story about human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, the first major profile of Chelsea Manning, and a feature on Yazidi women in Iraq
  • worked closely with senior editors and writers to maintain each author's voice while addressing issues of accuracy, fairness, tone, and legal and cultural sensitivity
  • trained and managed two full-time employees and freelancers, imparting best practices for fact-checking and fostering smooth communication with other magazine departments
  • wrote food and travel articles for Vogue and Vogue.com anticipating trends such as the revival of Asbury Park as a summer destination and the wave of Hawaiian restaurants opening on the U.S. Mainland

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 more than 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, securing 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

  • oversaw coverage for the English-language monthly, reporting on China's burgeoning independent music scene
  • planned a music showcase with performers Hanggai and Xiao He that gave many foreigners living in Beijing their first exposure to the local folk-music scene
  • edited a special music edition of the magazine and commissioned a local illustrator for the cover, which was turned into a limited-edition print
  • raised the magazine’s profile through a popular weekly newsletter and festival and event sponsorships
  • managed a project that put Time Out bar, restaurant, and shop listings on Nokia phones

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

  • contributed to Newsweek's China blogs, reporting on volunteerism after the Sichuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympics, and environmental activism
  • wrote about food, fashion, and Chinese contemporary art for magazines such as The Beijinger, China International Business, and MillionaireAsia

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 and Research Editor Woman's Day
January 2007–February 2008 and November 2002–January 2006; New York, NY

  • managed the editorial content for the site, including developing new blogs, establishing best practices for headlines and slideshows, and working with syndication partners, leading to a steady increase in web traffic
  • oversaw the site's editorial calendar; managed an assistant and interns
  • took part in the launch team of For Me, helping define the new magazine’s content, tone, and structure
  • fact-checked about 65 editorial pages a month, including reported health and wellness features

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

Education

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
2018–2020; Washington, DC

  • MA in International Affairs
  • concentrations in China Studies and International Economics; minor in Strategic Studies
  • areas of focus: Chinese domestic and foreign policy, information security, North Korea, Taiwan

Midddlebury College Language Schools
2016; Middlebury, VT

  • eight-week intensive Mandarin course

New York University
1997–2001; New York, NY

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

Skills

InCopy, Nexis, HTML, web content management systems, HootSuite, email newsletter programs, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Excel

Languages: Mandarin, Spanish

 
         

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