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.
Michele Hirsch teaches journalism at Manhattanville College, writes for Smithsonian Magazine and is a book review editor at PsychCentral. Previously, she was assistant editor at Psychology Today magazine and associate editor of the “Women Under Siege” reporting project, founded by Gloria Steinem. Could you start by telling us a little bit about the trajectory of your […]Read More
Tom McGrath is chief content and strategy officer at Metro Corp., which publishes Philadelphia and Boston magazines. How do you distinguish Philly Mag from your competitors? It’s not what we cover but how we cover it. Magazine writers have a point of view on the material whereas newspaper writers aren’t really in the story. […]Read More
Emily Shenk Flory is the editorial quality assurance specialist at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. How did you get your start? I’ve always been interested in writing and editing and got my earliest experience as the editor-in-chief of my high school yearbook. I majored in journalism at [Loyola University Maryland] in Baltimore and had a variety of […]Read More
Jackie Rupp is editor in chief of Philadelphia Weekly. How did you become interested in journalism? I actually studied undergraduate at Penn State Abington with an integrative arts degree. I was initially interested in creative writing and fiction, but I gravitated towards journalism and became a freelance writer for many different writing companies, both nationally […]Read More