Caylin Harris, Good Housekeeping Editorial Assistant, Chats with Ed2010

Caylin Harris ('09) poses with her own Newhouse project when she returns on a visit with Ed.

Syracuse University alumna (’09) Caylin Harris returned to Syracuse University on Friday to visit with Ed. Two years the wiser, Harris shared tales of four post-grad internships at publications including Pilates Style, The Week, Parents (with Ed’s founder Chandra Turner), and W before landing a temporary editorial assistant position at Health. Now an EA at Good Housekeeping, she assists the Lifestyle Director (teaching her a thing or two about interior decorating and home maintenance) and the Entertainment Editor based in Los Angeles.

In addition to researching for the mag’s department and feature stories, she skims most applications that come into the office for internship position before passing them along to senior editors. On Friday, she shared what she looks for in a resume, and even met with many of you to personally critique resumes. But for those of you who missed out, Ed scooped five tips for turning your resume into a successful internship: Continue reading

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EDvice: How to Perfect Your Story Pitch

Jason Tanz, Senior Editor at Wired

Ed knows you pile your plate high and may not be able to see every speaker he brings to campus, so he’s going to make this easy. Every week this semester, he’s looking to treat you to a juicy Q&A session with an editor– delivered straight to your computer. Keep checking back to the website for his latest guest speaker and the newest piece of advice.

Former editor at Fortune and writer at SmartMoney, Jason Tanz now runs business coverage as a senior editor at Wired. In addition to those, his clipbook boasts stories published in Esquire, The New York Times, Spin, and more. Did we mention he’s a published author, too? Other People’s Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America came out in 2007. Now Ed’s taking advantage of his extensive writing background to learn about how to pitch stories to our favorite glossy reads.

ED: How would you describe the staff of Wired? Continue reading

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Ed Gets the Good Housekeeping Seal with his next event

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Ed Visits with Good Housekeeping's Caylin Harris

Ed welcomes Good Housekeeping’s Caylin Harris back to Syracuse University this Friday, February 25th (…check your e-mail for details, Edsters). Caylin graduated only two years ago (2009), so she remembers what it’s like to be your shoes. Now an editorial assistant at Good Housekeeping, she’s back to share the scoop on making it in the mag world.

BONUS: A 5-minute Resume Check. Ed knows you’re applying to internships, so bring a clean, up-to-date resume for five minutes one-on-one with Caylin. She’ll scan it over and offer her two cents because she’s the person who reads all that comes into Good Housekeeping.

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EDvice: Scoop on celebrity news with Kelly Marages

Kelly Marages of Us Weekly

Ed knows you pile your plate high and may not be able to see every speaker he brings to campus, so he’s going to make this easy. Every week this semester, he’s looking to treat you to a juicy Q&A session with an editor– delivered straight to your computer. Keep checking back to the website for his latest guest speaker and the newest piece of advice.

Getting the scoop is nothing new for Kelly Marages of Us Weekly. She has worked (freelance writing, permalancing, and holding editorial positions) at magazines including Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Organic Style, nymag.com, and more. Now, this seasoned magazine aficionado dishes on how she got started and what you need to work in the fast-paced world of celebrity news.

ED: How did you get your foot in the door in the magazine industry? Continue reading

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EDvice: Web Skills to Pick Up Now

 

Erica Sanderson, Web Assistant for CountryLiving.com

Ed knows you pile your plate high and may not be able to see every speaker he brings to campus, so he’s going to make this easy. Every week this semester, he’s looking to treat you to a juicy Q&A session with an editor– delivered straight to your computer. Keep checking back to the website for his latest guest speaker and the newest piece of advice.

 

Erica Sanderson left the Newhouse building rousghly six months ago when she graduated from the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism graduate program. The turnaround time between sitting with her fellow grad students at  commencement and moving to New York City felt like nothing; before she knew it, Sanderson joined Hearst Digital as a Web Assistant for Country Living (now training her own intern). She thanks good timing, networking, and the bag of tricks she picked up in multimedia Newhouse courses for her job. Now listen up as she dishes on what skills  her online position utilizes and where you can learn them.

ED: What are your day-to-day responsibilities at CountryLiving.com? Continue reading

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