I had written a few freelance stories for Glamour when they asked me to become a contributing editor. My contract was half for writing and half for web development, making me the first hybrid person on the team. We relaunched the website, and I wrote feature stories across departments, including entertainment, politics, fashion, and health. I also created Glamour’s first interactive programs, bringing the “Dos & Don’ts” franchise online, as well as the “30-day” projects. Users had daily content destinations, email updates, and opportunities to further customize their experience.
In 2010 I became an editor-at-large, covering politics and culture for the most part, with some fashion writing and editing as well. I edited several “special issues”—newsstand-only editions focusing on single topics like fashion, beauty, or health. For these I conceived the editorial strategy, storyboarded each page, pulled the images, and wrote all of the copy. I also edited Glamour’s political coverage for the 2008 election, including a daily blog, a Super Tuesday event, and several pieces in the print magazine.
In 2012 I left freelancing and came on staff as a deputy editor. I continued to edit the special issues, and worked across departments, contributing to the fashion, pop culture, politics, and health sections. I brought on new A-list contributors, edited Zosia Mamet’s column, and wrote speeches for the Woman of the Year Awards.
A highlight of my time there was putting together a special summer reading section with original fiction by Curtis Sittenfeld, Megan Abbott, Galt Niederhoffer, Jesmyn Ward, Sarah McCarry, Adelle Waldman, and Tamara Houston.
I edited Glamour’s big political package for the 2012 election, including Barack Obama’s only sit-down interview of the 2012 cycle, thanks to our Washington editor Linda Kramer Jennings. (A top Republican fundraiser told me later that she’d begged Mitt Romney to meet with us too, but he refused. And we all saw what happened. Just saying.)