Michael Berick

Los Angeles, CA USA

Professional Experience

From under-the-radar bands to over-the-top family entertainment, hip dining to free events, they are all among the pop culture topics that I write about. My work has appeared in the L.A. Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly and the LA Weekly. As LA Parent Magazine calendar editor, I write the monthly event listings and spotlight articles as well as being a NAPPA judge for childrens music. I worked on metadata writing for the recently launched Saturday Night Live app. I was a regular contributor to City's Best Los Angeles and a columnist for No Depression Magazine. My experiences also includes penning press bios, writing liner notes, creating catalog content, doing research projects and working as a script analyst.


Copy Editor
5 Years
2 Years
10 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
3 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
2 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

LA Parent Magazine (10+), Travel Age West (1-2), Parenting OC (3-5), M: Music And Musicians magazine (1-2), Blurt (3-5), Relix Magazine (1-2), American Songwriter magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

NBC Universal (1-2), Tool of North America (1-2)

Other Work History

I was a freelance film script analyst with a number production companies for a decade.

Computer Skills

Word, OS X, Wordpress, Metadata


I have a MacBook Pro laptop, an iPad, an iPhone and an audio recorder