Kristen Braumoeller


Professional Experience

Curious, tenacious reporter and writer with a nose for great stories, and an experienced editor who respects your deadlines and workflow and files clean copy every time. I'll adapt a writing voice that fits your publication and your audience, and I'll respond quickly and positively to your feedback and editing.


10 Years
17 Years


5 Years
Arts & Humanities
5 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Kitchn (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Columbus College of Art and Design (10+)

Other Work History

Columbus Monthly Magazine, editor, September 2012-September 2015 // Columbus Alive, editor, April 2011-September 2012, September 2015-April 2016 // (DeKalb, Illinois) Daily Chronicle, editor, July 2008-November 2009 // (St. Charles, Illinois) Kane County Chronicle, managing editor, February 2007-July 2008 // (Crystal Lake, Illinois) Northwest Herald, assistant features editor, July 2005-February 2007

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word, InDesign, Photoshop (basic), Illustrator, Excel, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


MacBook Air, Nikon D3300


Jeannie Nuss, Senior Media Relations Specialist, Columbus College of Art and Design, // Beth Stallings, copywriter/editor, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, // Jean Nemeti, director of strategic marketing and brand development, Waterworks,


Best Monthly Publication, second place (staff), Ohio SPJ, 2015 // Features: General, second place, The Press Club of Cleveland, 2015 // General Magazines News Stories, third place, The Press Club of Cleveland, June 2014 // Best Magazine in Ohio, third place (staff), The Press Club of Cleveland, June 2013



A feature touting the benefits of carbon-steel cookware, a popular choice in professional kitchens but little-used in home kitchens
Service-oriented sidebar advising readers how to care for and clean carbon-steel cookware
Service-oriented sidebar detailing the differences between cast-iron and carbon-steel cookware
Feature exploring the decay and renewal efforts of a down-on-its-luck suburb of Columbus, Ohio
Review of a fine-dining restaurant in Columbus
Feature exploring the history of the Columbus School for Girls and the role of single-sex education in the 21st century
Feature investigating New Albany's all-in approach to health and wellness for residents. At the center is Phil Heit, who's become something of a mascot for health in the master-planned community northeast of Columbus.
Word to the wise: Visit They Draw & Cook after you’ve eaten a big, satisfying meal — or have snacks at hand. Because it will make you so. Ridiculously. Hungry. The website, the brainchild of CCAD alum Salli Swindell and her brother, Nate Padavick, is stuffed with thousands of illustrated recipes by artists from around the world.
A few years ago, Brian Kellett and Emily Brown probably didn’t seem like the plant store type. Brian, a CCAD-trained photographer was working at Rockmill Brewery, and Emily was studying industrial design at CCAD. But after Emily worked on a project about the horticulture industry as a student at CCAD, things changed. In 2015, the couple opened STUMP, a dreamy plant shop that looks more like a gallery than a garden center.
Cori and Benjamin Rowley met while studying at CCAD and found their creative (and romantic) fortunes entwined almost from the start. Today, they co-own Yellowood Design, where they restore and design vintage and antique axes, hatchets and other blades, while working other full-time jobs and raising a family.