The Paris Review is a literary magazine famous for its “Writers at Work” series that, over the last six decades, has featured interviews with some of the world’s most well-known writers, all archived on the magazine’s website.  Written by students in our English courses, "Editors at Work” is a play on the The Paris interviews, featuring conversations with a variety of editors from all over the country, including some of our own alumni. At the end of many of the interviews, we also provide links to internship opportunities.

Editors at Work: Harcourt

Apr 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

A long-time editor, publisher and writer, Jane Isay served for seven years as editor in chief of Harcourt, where she edited a number of best-sellers, including Buzz Bissinger’s “Friday Night Lights.” Isay is currently on the editorial board at The New Press. What makes you good at editing? I think it’s love that makes you […]

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Editors at Work: Visit Philadelphia

Apr 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dan Wisniewski, ’08, is digital content manager at Visit Philadelphia. He previously worked alongside several other Saint Joseph’s English major alums at Progressive Business Publications.   When did you realize you wanted to work in the digital sphere? When I worked at Progressive Business Publications, it was an actual publication. If you were an HR Manager, you received it […]

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Editors at Work: The New Yorker

Apr 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meghan Dahn served as a poetry reader for The New Yorker for over two years. She currently works as development director at the Center for Fiction. How did you end up at The New Yorker? I went to Columbia for my M.F.A in poetry. Around my last semester, my adviser came to me and said, “There’s […]

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Editors at Work: Global Press Journal

Apr 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Krista Kapralos is managing editor of Global Press Journal. What is the mission of the Global Press Institute which publishes the Global Press Journal? The goal of what we do is to hire people in places that mainstream news organizations do not cover, or do not cover well. [In countries where] there is a lot […]

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Editors at Work: Southwest Magazine

Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brad Pearson, ’06, is managing editor of Southwest: The Magazine.  Can you tell us how you got to where you are now? After graduating from Saint Joseph’s in 2006, I moved down to Washington, D.C., with the intention of going to graduate school. Instead, I got a job writing for community weeklies, which ended up […]

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Editors at Work: Global Press Journal (Engagement)

Mar 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Staci Baird is the engagement editor for the Global Press Journal. Can you describe what the Global Press Journal does? Global Press Institute is a social enterprise that trains women in developing media markets to be journalists. We employ them to become professional journalists. We employ 100 percent of our graduates as reporters for our award-winning publication, Global Press […]

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Editors at Work: Running Press

Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Teresa Bonaddio is senior designer at Running Press in Philadelphia. How did you get to where you are in the world of publishing and design?    I started my publishing career as an intern in the kid’s editorial department of Running Press. Coincidentally, when that was ending, a job opened up on the lowest rung […]

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Editors at Work: ESPN The Magazine

Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ty Wenger is deputy editor of ESPN The Magazine. What does it mean to be a deputy editor? Deputy editor is what we call a top editor in the magazine business. You work with writers, you assign stories. The deputy editor is basically the quality control. You work above the story editors, and it’s your […]

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Editors at Work: Public Radio

Mar 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jackie Fortier is a Weekend Edition host and producer at KUNC for Colorado Public Radio based in Greely, Colo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Creative Writing from Colorado State University and a graduate degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  What does a typical workday look like for you? I report in the […]

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