Think the magazine industry is dying? Tell that to the people writing and creating content for more than 7,000 magazines in print in the United States right now. Magazine writing provides a window to the world: to travel, to eat, to learn, to spend time with and then to write about people who are unusual, or fun, or famous, or experts in their field.
The best magazine-writers interview and take notes like journalists, dig for facts like researchers, craft a compelling story like novelists. They write for their audience like marketers, and work with their editors like athletes on a team.
And they get paid.
In this workshop, taught by editor and magazine insider Jeanne Craig, you will learn how to craft successful magazine content, as well as the secrets of a successful pitch. Each week, Jeanne will lead you through a different aspect of the craft of magazine writing, from interviewing to researching to drafting your piece. By the end of the workshop, you will have the skills to write a pitch-perfect query for a story that’s meaningful to you, and will be on your way to writing that story.
Jeanne Craig is an award-winning editor and writer with 30 years of experience developing content for national and regional magazines (consumer and trade), websites, books and custom content. She is an editor-in-chief at Active Interest Media and has held editorial management positions at Time Inc., Bonnier, Moffly Media and more. Jeanne has freelanced for national and international magazines, with an expertise in outdoor sports, shelter, travel and lifestyle. As an editor, her favorite part of the job is working with writers to help them find and develop the right structure, pacing and tone for their story.