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SENIOR NEWS EDITOR, TV
PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Los Angeles, CA.
March 2024 - Current

• Lead daily news coverage for the digital TV vertical, overseeing a team of writers and editors

• Assign, edit and publish news stories, with emphasis on timeliness and accuracy
• Oversee and assign recaps for weekly television shows and podcasts
• Write and conduct original reporting on TV news stories for both the magazine and website
• Serve as PEOPLE's main correspondent and recapper for Love Is Blind coverage
• Lead weekly digital recaps for The Kardashians and America's Got Talent
• Monitor SEO trends, viral social media moments and breaking news to pitch for coverage
• Create and foster business relationships with media contacts at various brands and companies

PREVIOUSLY at PEOPLE:

  • May 2022-March 2024: Staff Editor, TV Team

    • Co-led daily news coverage for the digital TV vertical to a team of writers

    • Edited and published news stories in a timely manner

    • Oversaw and assigned recaps for weekly television shows and podcasts

    • Wrote and conducted original reporting on TV news stories, including traffic-driving exclusives for both the magazine and website

    • Led PEOPLE's coverage for Love Is Blind, The Kardashians and America's Got Talent, which included monitoring weekly episodes, recognizing noteworthy angles for breakout stories and interviews, and writing multiple weekly recaps

    • Monitored SEO trends and breaking news to pitch for coverage

  • Jan. 2022-May 2022: Associate Editor, TV Team

    • Helped senior and staff editors oversee coverage for PEOPLE.com's TV vertical

    • Contributed to the digital publication, writing and editing multiple stories per day (To see Joelle's stories, click here.)

    • Assisted with editing and publishing TV news stories

    • Wrote and reported on TV news stories

    • Monitored social trends and breaking news to pitch for coverage

  • Dec. 2019-Dec. 2021: Writer/Reporter, Human Interest team

    • ​Helped grow Human Interest traffic 25% YoY for sessions and 18% for page views in 2020 alone

    • Wrote and reported exclusive Human Interest content for PEOPLE’s website, magazine, podcast and PEOPLE (The TV Show!), all of which have reached millions of readers/viewers/subscribers

    • Produced approximately 175 articles per month, which have been picked up by other national news outlets, including Good Morning America, Today, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show

    • Monitored social trends and pitch 3-5 newsworthy stories each morning for daily digital coverage

    • Conducted original, in-depth interviews on complex and sensitive issues in various formats

    • Contributed to PEOPLE’s “Voices from the Fight Against Racism” and “Voices from the Coronavirus Crisis” series, helping the brand to highlight/promote diversity, equity and inclusion

    • Produced original stories and starred on PEOPLE TV’s six-episode "Kindness and Courage" TV special

    • Covered awards shows on behalf of the Music/TV teams as a writer and backup editor

    • Represented and reported at live events, including the 2020 Golden Globes afterparty

    • Created and fostered business relationships with media contacts at various brands and companies

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Los Angeles, CA.
March 2018 - Aug. 2018

  • Handled all administrative tasks for the Deputy Editorial Director

  • Contributed to the weekly print and digital publication as a writer

  • Reported at events, including premieres, galas, panels, and conferences around Los Angeles

  • Served as the beat reporter for Season 10 of Jerry Seinfeld's digital series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"

  • Co-nominated at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Magazine Article for feature cover story “21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: ‘I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready’”

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