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Ed’s Mentoring Programs

Know you want to go into magazines or digital media but need a little career advice to get started? You’re in the right place! Ed2010 has two mentoring programs: 30-Minute Mentors and his Buddy System.

30-Minute Mentors

Ed2010’s 30-Minute Mentors program (fka: 60-Minute Mentors)  has helped hundreds of recent graduates over the years. Mentors are matched up with Mentees for a half hour question-and-answer session (or, if you’re outside NYC, via phone or email). We try to match Mentees with Mentors who are in their dream jobs or at their dream magazines (no promises but we do our best). btw: It’s free.

The mentor program is only open to those who have graduated within the last 24 months from either undergraduate or graduate programs. Ed accepts applications year-round on a continuous basis. Due to the enormous amount of applications Ed receives, he reserves the right to reject any incomplete or inadequate applications. This program is highly selective.

Fill out an application here.

Do you want to be a 30-Minute Mentor? Send Ed an email at and attach your resume. He’ll match you with a Mentee who is looking for a Mentor with your background. (You have be in the biz for at least five years.)

Ed’s Buddy System

Every spring, Ed’s Buddy System matches recent college grads who want to work in the magazine media industry with junior editors who are already working in New York City. Your Buddy will accompany you to Ed events, show you around NYC if you are new, and give you advice about how to find your first magazine media job. Unlike the 30-Minute Mentor program, the relationship continues for an entire year, and longer if you wish. And because you are matched with someone who is only a year or two ahead of you, chances are you’ll also make a friend, too. This service is also free.

Do you want to get a mentor? Fill out an application here.

You must meet these requirements:
-Must be a college or grad school graduate as of May 2017
-Must be out of school no longer than 12 months
-Must be living in, or have plans to move to, NYC by June 2017 (you want to actually meet your buddy, not just connect to them on social)
-Must not be a current or past editorial assistant
-Must be dead-set on being in magazines (digital or print)
-Must be available to attend the Ed2010 Buddy System Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 7PM at Overlook Lounge (225 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017).

Do you want to be a mentor? Ed is looking for any Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor from any magazine or content website. Plus, participating in the Buddy System has some awesome perks: If you sign up to be a mentor, we’ll put your name on the Ed2010 masthead, and give you 10% off an Ed2010 class!

To be matched with a buddy, fill out an application here.