Jocelyn Anderson
Magazine Editor and Writer


May 6th, 2008 by jocelyn


Features editor: 2010-2014
Special projects editor: 2008-2010
Footwear News, New York, NY
Organized, assigned and edited content for every issue in Condé Nast’s weekly business trade magazine focused on the footwear industry. Managed work of staff writers and freelancers. Covered the high-end men’s footwear beat, writing news, features and columns. Assigned, edited and posted content for sister Web site, Women’s Wear Daily, using specialized content management system. Planned and edited daily e-mail newsletter as well as breaking news blasts. Coordinated photo shoots. Attended trade shows, conferences and other events, representing the magazine. Helped strategize FN’s redesign in 2011, as well as new recurring features this year.

Managing Editor: 2004-2008
Senior Editor: 2001-2004
Pointe magazine, New York, NY
Worked closely with editor-in-chief to generate ideas for all areas of content at bimonthly ballet magazine. Duties included: Editing articles; working with copy editors, production manager and sales team; writing features, columns, news, reviews; managing and editing work of news editor; hiring and training interns; assigning work to freelancers; coordinating photo shoots; creating the pagination for every issue; consulting with publisher; overseeing entire Web site content; and assigning and editing biweekly e-mail newsletter.

Copy Editor: 2000-2001
Soap Opera Digest, New York, NY
Edited all articles on a rotating basis for grammar, punctuation, spelling, content and flow at fast-paced weekly magazine with circulation of 1 million. Coordinated with artists, fielded pages from plant, worked closely with other editors and production dept. Fact-checked when needed.

Staff Writer: 1998-199
Daily Democrat, Woodland, CA
Covered education, health, agriculture and community events for daily newspaper with circulation of 10,000. Under early morning deadlines, wrote spot news and features on many topics, such as school board meetings and plane crash. Coordinated with photographers, took photos, designed pages, co-founded award-winning program for children to learn about newspapers.

News Intern: 1998
Dateline UC Davis, Davis, CA
Wrote for the university staff and faculty newspaper; arranged photos.

City Reporter: 1997
The California Aggie, Davis, CA
Reported on city events for the university’s daily student newspaper.

News Intern: 1997
KOVR News, West Sacramento, CA
Wrote scripts, helped on assignment desk and interviewed sources for local evening news.


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism: 2000
Master of Science, Journalism, New York, NY
Courses included: Advanced Reporting and Writing, Cultural Affairs Reporting and Graphics, Layout and Design

University of California, Davis: 1998
Bachelor of Arts, Rhetoric and Communication, Davis, CA
Graduated with honors after receiving an A+ on my senior thesis.


Published articles have appeared in 944 Magazine (Las Vegas), Sactown Magazine (Sacramento, CA), Fitness, Pilates Style, Dance Spirit, Chicago Tribune, Orange County Register, New York Times wire service and Manhattan Plaza News.


InCopy, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Quark Publishing System, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, Lexis/Nexis, Condé Nast’s custom CMS, WordPress and social media expertise.