Peter McQuaid

3027 Magnolia St. Oakland, CA 94608 USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I've reported on Pop Culture, Style, Movies, TV and Beauty for a variety of publications. I've interviewed designers and celebrities including Marc Jacobs, Geoffrey Beene, Rick Owen, Katie Perry and culture critics Henry Rollins and Susan Faludi. I've also edited for both print and online projects, produced content, assigned content and overseen a small editorial staff. I've consulted on a variety of projects including advertorial, worked as a "hired gun" for understaffed organizations, and collaborated on writing and directing comedic shorts. Unfortunately, examples of my clips and work are too big for this page. I'll be happy to forward some examples your way via email.


25 Years
25 Years
10 Years


Arts & Humanities
22 Years
20 Years
15 Years


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

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The New York Times Magazine (1-2), Bell Serial Productions/Sony Pictures/CBS (10+), Pride/InterPride (6-10), Paper (3-5), Modern Luxury (1-2), The Wrap (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Desert AIDS Project (1-2), dot429 (1-2), Playboy Enterprises (1-2)

Other Work History

Over the years, I've held Editorial positions at: Rolling Stone, New York Talk, Seventeen, Fairchild Publications, YM, Mademoiselle, Us Magazine, Out Magazine, Genre Magazine (Editor In Chief) and Pride (Editor In Chief)

Foreign Language Skills

Slight French

Computer Skills

MS Word, OS X, Windows


Laptop, audio recorder, digital camera, cellphone.

Work Permits & Visas

I have a U.S. passport.


Hal Rubenstein, Editor at Large, INstyle, Fashion Designer, Hospitality Consultant, Author Elizabeth Stewart, Fashion Stylist. Mike Smolinsky, Senior Managing Editor, Ethis Communications.