Lauren Mack

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

I have written for websites, print, and travel guide books. Since 2000, my stories on travel, food, drinks, family, health, news, and topics like hypnotism in China; lantern making in Taiwan; and pet vacations have garnered millions of pageviews.


Content Editor (online)
6 Years
8 Years
14 Years


8 Years
3 Years
8 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
8 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+), (10+), En Voyage (EVA Air inflight magazine) (6-10), GuidePal (1-2), EdShift (1-2), Zagat (1-2)

Other Work History

Travel Editor | The Daily Meal Wrote stories on travel news, trends, chefs, and travel guides that were syndicated to Yahoo!, AOL, NBC, and HuffPo. Editor | Time Out Beijing Wrote for Travel, Around Town, Consume, Food, Kids, Property, and Sport sections. Listings Editor for Beijing tour book (1st ed.): fact checked (in English and Mandarin) content and 500+ listings. Writer | Explorer Publishing Wrote the Education and half of the Exploring and Shopping chapters for Explorer Beijing (1st ed.). Writer | Newsweek International Wrote stories on luxury lifestyle, travel, and trends for The Good Life. Writer | City Weekend Wrote cover stories on topics like hypnotism in China and China’s healthcare system. Writer | tbj Home Wrote feature stories on world’s best pools and top party venues in Beijing. Reporter | United Press International Foreign correspondent covering news at the UN; wrote up to five breaking news and 800+-word analysis stories on a daily basis.

Technical Skills

InDesign, Photoshop

Foreign Language Skills

Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, Content Management Systems, basic HTML, Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ChartBeat, Readrboard, Visual Revenue, MailChimp, Constant Contact, and Eventbrite.


Laptop: Macbook Pro with Adobe Suite and Final Cut Pro; PC proficient; Digital Camera: Nikon D800; I have access to a professional photographer and translators (Mandarin/English-speaking translators)

Work Permits & Visas

U.S. citizen able to apply for visas to travel/work abroad. I have lived/worked in China, Taiwan, and the US.


Matthew Jones | En Voyage Colman Andrews | The Daily Meal Sharon Yates | Zagat William M. Reilly | United Press International


Student of the Year (Columbia University) | Society of Professional Journalists | 2006 Scholarship Recipient | New York Women in Communications, Inc. | 2005


Writing Samples: Food

For the second year in a row, The Daily Meal's Lauren Mack chronicles and celebrates the most exemplary epicurean endeavors in Asia. View the slideshow at
Traveled to Lima, Peru to cover the awards ceremony for the second annual San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in Latin America.

Writing Sample: Education

As data journalists and computational journalism become key elements in newsrooms, Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism has been tracking the trend and examining its impact on post-industrial journalism. Feature story on the Tow Center's Innovation Showcase.

Writing Sample: Travel

A look at the world's worst airports for food. View the slideshow at