Diana Castaldini, former editorial assistant, Whole Living magazine

Ed staff with Diana

Fresh-faced Diana Castaldini most recently held a position as an editorial assistant at Whole Living magazine, a Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia publication. While in college, she cold emailed editors at her favorite magazines to score internships at O, The Oprah magazine, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping. She said that the biggest part of her job at Whole Living was making sure her boss was doing her job. Diana did that by helping out in anyway she could and took care of all the small stuff. Here are some words of advice from the up and coming magazine editor: Continue reading

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Dara Keithley, Asst. managing editor, Marie Claire

Dara Keithley (center), with the Ed2010 E-Board

Assistant managing editor at Marie Claire magazine, Dara Keithley, has more in common with the Syracuse University Ed2010 chapter than just her love of magazines. She’s also an alumna who was on the Ed2010 E-board herself. This Newhouse grad turned magazine-industry-insider started her career at Elle Décor and later moved to Marie Claire. There, she creates Continue reading

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Ed Talks Tech with Stephen Bailey, Senior Online Producer for Men’s Fitness

Stephen Bailey, Senior Online Producer for Men's Fitness

Stephen Bailey has somewhat of the Midas touch when it comes to web programs. He started as a musician looking to produce a website to host MP3s for his band until he decided to go pro in right before the Y2K. In 2000, he teamed up with Hachette Filipacchi Media on mag websites for Woman’s Day, Home, Elle Decor, and more– growing page view from 200,000 a month to 12 million a month in his five years with the company. Now at Men’s Fitness Magazine as the Senior Online Producer, he has increased web views by 300 percent in the last three years. And last week, at his visit with Ed, he busted some web myths that could make or break your personal blog. If you missed out, here are a five tips regarding your web presence that Ed took a way from his chat.

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