My Native Admission Statement: I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the past seven years – nearly the entirety of my professional career – at PAPER Magazine. Now, as Executive Editor, I’m responsible for overseeing our four print issues from top to bottom. I’ve been lucky to work on exciting projects like our recent Amanda Bynes cover story, a shoot with Rihanna at a NYC bodega at 2am and a crazy cover shoot with Leo Messi and a bunch of real-life goats in Barcelona. You only get one chance to make a good first impression so whether it’s a cold call, a cover letter or email, make sure it counts. I can’t tell you how many times people have emailed me and referred to the wrong magazine or misspelled my name – that is grounds for definitely seeing the email go in the trash folder. It’s also important to toe the line between being confident and poised while also being respectful and deferential…if you get the ratios wrong, it can really backfire.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
I love the bagel, smoked salmon and cream cheese at Black Seed bagels.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Coffee and black tea in the morning (1-2 cups black tea when I first wake up followed by 1-2 cups coffee mid-morning) and then red wine at night (1 glass if I’m just at home or 2 if I’m out to dinner).