ZOË WEINER

Phone: (401) 339-7002   Email: zoeweiner@gmail.com   ŸWebsite: www.zoeweiner.com

EDUCATION

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, MS in Journalism, Honors in Magazine Writing, May 2016

MS in Journalism with a focus on long form writing. Relevant coursework in beat reporting, profile writing, literary writing and magazine writing. Wrote a 3,000-word magazine piece on bathroom attendants in New York City, and another 4,000-word profile on a professional wrestler with autism. Covered Sunset Park, Brooklyn and composed a variety of stories detailing race, class and social shifts in the area. Wrote a story about an international funeral home serving the diverse needs of the neighborhood’s large immigrant population, which inspired my 5,000-word master’s thesis on the economic changes in the funeral industry due to the rise in demand of cremations.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, BA in English, Minor in Journalism, May 2013

Coursework in International Business, Marketing, Statistics, Economics and ManagementSemester abroad at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with a focus on communications

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE LIFESTYLE WRITER, (July 2016-Present) 

• Writing and reporting beauty, wellness, fashion, travel and lifestyle for the following publications:

  • CONDE NAST SOCIAL DESK, Trending News Writer for Condé Nast Traveler W, Architectural Digest, Self, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Brides and Allure
  • WELLANDGOOD.COM, Wellness Contributor
  • BUSTLE.COM, Beauty Contributor
  • GLAM.COM, Lifestyle Contributor
  • MENTALFLOSS.COM, Lifestyle Contributor, Monthly Travel Columnist
  • TEENVOGUE.COM, Beauty Contributor
  • BRIDES.COM, Lifestyle Contributor
  • ALLURE.COM, Contributing Writer, “I Took My Boyfriend to Sephora to Show Him Why I Need Makeup” 
  • GLAMOUR.COM, Contributing Writer, 'Lipstick,' “Dressed” and “Smitten” verticals
  • FATHERLY.COM, Travel Contributor
  • MARIECLAIRE.COM, Beauty and Wellness Contributor; Branded Content Contributor; Freelance Social Media Editor
  • PROVIDENCE MONTHLY, Freelance Lifestyle Features Contributor
  • PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, Freelance Lifestyle Features Contributor

BUSTLE.COM, Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer, Remote (July 2015-March 2017)

  • Worked 30 hours a week pitching, reporting and writing breaking news and evergreen pieces related to beauty, fashion, dating, health and fitness
  • Attend market appointments; Cover backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week; Interview designers, influencers, dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists; Cover fashion at entertainment industry events and awards shows

DEGREE180.C0M, Editor-in-Chief, New York, N.Y. (July 2015-April 2016)

  • Startup website that focuses on issues of women’s health, relationships, spirituality, politics and consciousness
  • Managed site design, edited content, recruited writers

CNN INTERNATIONAL, Intern on “Quest Means Business,” (January 2016-May 2016)

  • Pitched, researched and wrote International business stories that were frequently used on “Quest Means Business”
  • Interviewed subjects for "Vox Pops" segments that were used during the live broadcast
  • Assisted on shoots and in making packages that were used on various CNN, CNN Money and CNN International programs

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE, New York, N.Y. (April 2013-May 2015)

Assistant To The Fashion Director (June 2014-May 2015)

  • Blogged about trends, outfit ideas, celebrity style and fashion news on Glamour.com
  • Edited knitwear, lingerie and under $100 markets for well and front of book fashion shoots, including “Do’s and Don’ts” pages
  • Researched and pitched Ideas for Glamour’s 25th anniversary Women of the Year Awards

Fashion Market Assistant (April 2013-June 2014)

  • Selected and requested clothing for photo shoots from the American and British markets
  • Shopped, edited and styled for Television segments, including “Good Morning America;” Assisted on fashion shoots
  • Managed ticket requests for Glamour’s fashion department during New York and London Fashion Weeks

VOGUE AND GLAMOUR MAGAZINES, Head Closet Intern, New York, N.Y. (Summer 2011/2012)

  • Managed the procurement of accessories, including fine jewelry, for fashion shoots
  • Organized fashions and dressed models for the CFDA’s preliminary fashion fund judgment (“Vogue”)
  • Pitched stories about love and relationships for Glamour.com (“Glamour”) 

HEARST CORPORATION, Marketing Intern, Santa Monica, C.A. (Summer 2010)

• Worked with West Coast publishers at “Town and Country,” “Seventeen” and “Esquire” magazines

 

ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS

Alumni Interviewer, Georgetown University; Mentor, Turning Point Shelter for Homeless Young Women; Volunteer, New York Cares

Proficient in Lightroom, Photoshop, Sound Slides, Audacity, Audition, iMovie, Basic HTML; Conversational French