Olga Zapisek

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

As founder and publisher/editor in chief of GALO Magazine, I believe I would benefit your company through my knowledge of the written word as well as through my understanding of and experience with publishing, marketing and managerial tasks. I must emphasize from the get-go that I can only come on as a freelancer. However, I do have enough drive and time in my work week to allocate it to freelance projects. I do prefer remote/telecommute location jobs, but will consider traveling locally. I am able to work diligently and on strict deadlines. Moreover, I have strong leadership and management skills, the ability to multi-task, and have some experience with graphic design, html and CSS. I believe that my organizational skills together with my writing, editing, publishing, marketing and management experience would enable me to provide your publication with innovative and fresh content or ideas.


Content Editor (online)
2 Years
2 Years
7 Years


5 Years
3 Years
1 Year


Newspaper - Local/Regional
5 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
4 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

ChicToday (10+), The Torch (10+), The Post Eagle (6-10), Nowy Dziennik (3-5), Scene 360 (1-2), Substream Music Press (1-2)

Other Work History

Founder, publisher & editor in chief of GALO Magazine (2011 - present). Worked at ChicToday as a steady freelance contributor from 9/25/08-1/22/10; wrote around 80+ articles ranging from 350 words up to 1,500.

Technical Skills

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, magazine layouts/graphic design & tablet design

Foreign Language Skills

Bilingual (fluent in Polish and English)

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress CMS, basic HTML, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS 10


digital audio recorder, laptop, digital DSLR camera, Photoshop, InDesign


Rossella E. Frigerio, ChicToday Managing Editor


$5,000 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship at NYU (2/22/2013) Silver Certificate of Achievement; in recognition of outstanding achievement in journalism (4/20/2010) College of Professional Studies Dean’s List (2006 to 2010) Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society (4/16/07)


Writing Samples

An interview with the founder of ToyMail.
Interview with filmmaker Edoardo Ponti. For more clips, please visit the following page: http://www.galomagazine.com/author/ozap/ Please note that the entire publication is produced and edited by me.
An interview in Polish with renowned Polish blogger Dorota Swiatkowska, who specializes in desserts and baking.
Interview with actor Mateusz Banasiuk. The interview was conducted in Polish for the convenience of the interviewee and then translated into English.
Travel feature on an underground playground for both kids and adults
A feature on Christmas traditions in Poland.
Interview with actress Izabella Miko.