After receiving a B.S. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Sara did something unexpected for someone who had such a determination to work for Jane magazine that she printed her resume on a T-shirt and submitted it via a dry cleaning hanger: She gathered some Fuji film (this was 2000), blue pens and blank journals (again, 2000!), stuffed it all into a backpack, and set out on a six-month solo adventure to South East Asia and beyond.
Six countries later, Sara returned (reluctantly) to a pre-Internet bubble media world, unsure whether there was a future in magazines. She’d get a quick glimpse with a gig at Bob Guccione Jr.’s indie men’s magazine Gear, where she went from receptionist to unofficial fashion editor before the magazine folded in 2003.
Next, at Alloy Media & Marketing, she become proficient in HTML and content management systems while captioning red carpet gowns, interviewing Ryan Gosling for The Notebook (swoon), and playing astrologer by telling tween Libras and Virgos whether their school crush might ask them out.
In 2006, Sara joined Seventeen.com at Editorial Director where she maintained the most popular teen site on the Web, creating applications like the “Period Planner,” “Meal Maker” and “Guys Talk.”
Shortly after, Sara joined the New York Post and Page Six Magazine as deputy Sunday features editor and Executive editor. In helping to maintain a strong print media presence, Sara edited a wide range of pop culture and lifestyle features on entertainment, fashion, food, travel, dating and nightlife for the Sunday Pulse features section and the quarterly glossy supplement.
In the winter of 2013, the New York Post sponsored Sara on a company job exchange, sending her to work at the UK’s most-read Sunday glossy Fabulous, which comes out in the Sun on Sunday. She and the British journalist she swapped jobs with launched a blog to chronicle their experiences called New Girls About Towns.
After nearly 12 years of brainstorming catchy headlines (Trends With Benefits! Grill Gone Wild!) and line editing long-form features on the likes of Calvin Klein’s boy toy and Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, at the end of her job swap Sara left The Post to pursue freelance writing, focusing on travel and lifestyle. She is now based in Paris where she contributes to publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Hemispheres, New York Magazine’s The Cut, the Washington Post, Travel & Leisure, T Magazine online, and more.
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