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Posts Tagged ‘The Knot’

HuffPost Editor Recalls Impromptu Arianna Job Interview

At age 27, Laura Schocker is happily ahead of the NYC journalism career schedule she envisioned after graduating from the Medill School.

In short order over the past few years, she has progressed from freelancing, to editorial assistant at The Knot, to editorial assistant at Prevention magazine, to associate and now managing editor of The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section. In an interview with the Altoona Mirror, Schocker remembers how fortuitously the HuffPost opportunity came about:

Schocker said she was at a press event when she met an editor for The Huffington Post and later that day, she was in the HuffPost office interviewing for a job.

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The Knot Wants Your Summer Wedding Stories

One of the ripest areas for freelance pitches at The Knot is the “Real Weddings” section. So, if you found yourself being dragged to yet another ceremony this summer, at least you can turn it into a feature byline worth up to $1/word. “We’re really interested in real couples’ stories,” said executive editor Rebecca Dolgin, “right down to the centerpieces and how they personalized the program.”

Besides pitching the national print mag, The Knot is also open to ideas for its regional pubs and website, which gets 3 million uniques a month. And if you want to avoid the slush pile, make sure to familiarize yourself with the community: “Their voice is really infused in our content across the platform,” said Dolgin.

Read more in How To Pitch: The Knot. [subscription required]

The Knot Wants Your Summer Wedding Stories

One of the ripest areas for freelance pitches at The Knot is the “Real Weddings” section. So, if you found yourself being dragged to yet another ceremony this summer, at least you can turn it into a feature byline worth up to $1/word. “We’re really interested in real couples’ stories,” said executive editor Rebecca Dolgin, “right down to the centerpieces and how they personalized the program.”

Besides pitching the national print mag, The Knot is also open to ideas for its regional pubs and website, which gets 3 million uniques a month. And if you want to avoid the slush pile, make sure to familiarize yourself with the community: “Their voice is really infused in our content across the platform,” said Dolgin.

Read more in How To Pitch: The Knot. [subscription required]

Cubes: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of The Knot

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the offices of XO Group Inc., the media company best known for every bride-to-be’s favorite site, The Knot.

The XO Group’s brand-new space in lower Manhattan boasts a fashion runway, a bar with a kegerator, a giant projection screen for playing Xbox Kinect, and a staircase inspired by the ones found in Apple stores. Oh, and it has really good feng shui.

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CosmoGirl‘s Ribeiro Joins The Knot

theknot.jpgThe Knot Inc. has hired magazine vet Michelle Lee Ribeiro in the newly created position of deputy editor.

In her new role, Ribeiro will oversee content across all of the company’s properties including The Knot, The Nest and The Bump Web sites and magazines and WeddingChannel.com. She’ll also be “top editing all features from Real Weddings in The Knot to sex and money stories in The Nest to pregnancy pieces in The Bump,” the company said in an announcement yesterday.

Ribeiro formerly worked for over eight years at CosmoGirl, where she served in multiple positions including deputy editor, assistant managing editor and news director. She also previously worked as senior staff editor at Fast Company.

As Condé Closes Bridal Mags, Competitors Step It Up

ms weddings.jpgCondé Nast may have shuttered two of its bridal magazines last week, but that doesn’t mean the category is dead.

Martha Stewart Weddings is celebrating its 15th anniversary, launching its first national online luxury wedding expo and debuting a Destination Weddings issue next month.

Another bridal book, The Knot, spun off from the popular wedding Web site, is planning to increase its frequency from semiannual to four times a year.

And let’s not forget recently launched bridal mag Get Married magazine, which we covered earlier this year. It hit newsstands October 1.

Once again, Condé’s lost is another publisher’s gain.