Blaine Skrainka

Brooklyn, NY USA

Professional Experience

Blaine specializes in exploring artistic identities. He's recently profiled FKA twigs, Lykke Li, King Krule, Caroline Polachek, M.I.A., and Kimbra. Blaine is also a political reporter and essayist with a focus on the social justice dynamics of climate change. He's interviewed First Nations activists at the Alberta tar sands, youth climate delegates at the U.N., and met with outspoken public figures including Bianca Jagger and Bill McKibben.


Content Editor (online)
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years


Arts & Humanities
5 Years
5 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The WILD magazine (10+), Man of the World magazine (1-2), (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Everyday Health (10+)

Other Work History

5 years on staff as managing editor at The WILD magazine.

Technical Skills

Photo editing (Photoshop, Light Room), layout (Indesign)

Computer Skills

Basic HTML, Wordpress, Google Docs,


Macbook, Zoom audio recorder, Canon DSLR

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen


Giovanna Badilla, editor in chief at The WILD magazine (


Writing samples

An interview profile with avant garde musician and performer, FKA twigs.
Reporting from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, the starting point of the Keystone XL pipeline. This is a story of the First Nations people living amidst breakneck industrial development.