For 20+ years Ed2010 has been helping college students, recent grads, and junior to mid- level content creators through our career workshops, networking events, and mentoring services. Explore this site for insider career advice, 1:1 career counseling, resume critiques, whisper job listings, real salaries, and more. Basically we have everything you need to reach your dream job in this ever-evolving, always-competitive media industry.
The Back Story Ed2010 (aka simply “Ed”) began in 1996 when Chandra Turner moved to NYC with a cliched story: She arrived on a one-way ticket from Indiana a week after college graduation with two suitcases and an internship. She quickly realized that to make it in the media biz you had to know people. The only people she knew were fellow interns and friends from Indiana University who came along with her. Over the next couple of years, she and another media pal pulled together friends of friends to happy hours downtown Manhattan to share magazine media gossip and news about editorial jobs and internships. The idea was that if we all knew each other, then we were connected. By helping others, you gain what Ed calls good Career Karma. Eventually those happy hours turned into bigger happy hours, events, and this website. The spirit of Ed continues to this day.
What does Ed2010 stand for? Ah, Ed gets this question a lot. See, back in 1998 or so when the group of friends came together, the year 2010 felt ages away. We dreamed of being big, successful editors by that date. Well, it’s come and gone. And most of the editors from the original group did go on to fulfill their career dreams, but we couldn’t abandon the mission. So Ed2010 lives on even if the name itself is outdated. (We’ve considered changing it to Ed20TK but it just doesn’t have much of a ring to it!)
What is Talent Fairy? So glad you asked! Ed launched Talent Fairy to help brands tell their story, better. Led by Ed2010’s founder and CEO, Talent Fairy helps companies big and small find creative talent, train their current content team, create or improve their editorial process, or even build a team to create the content itself. Learn more here.
Whatever your goals are in this crazy and ever-changing, but exciting industry, we hope that Ed helps you meet them. Please connect with us via email or on social and let us know how you’re doing. We always love a good success story! In the meantime, read these testimonials from other folks Ed has helped over the years (they get us all choked up).
Ed & Team
Who We Are
Founder & CEO: Chandra Turner
Senior Editors: T.K. Brady, Chrisanne Grise, Riyana Straetker
Photo Editor: Lauren Piro
Real Salaries Editor: Christine Mattheis Allyn
Senior Writer: Kristin Granero
Staff Writers: Bianca Mendez, Kelsey Mulvey, Heather Taylor, Katherine Louie, Jame Jackson, Lauren Saxe, and Amari Pollard
Guest Bloggers: Caroline Vazzana of Making Manhattan, Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal, thenotsoitgirl.com
Director, Buddy System: Emily Elveru
Deputy Director, Buddy System: Kendall Wenaas
Editors Ed Still Loves Even if They Aren’t Officially on Staff Anymore Cheryl Brody Franklin, Ariana Finlayson, Lindsay Tigar, Maryn Liles, Sarah Bruning, Brittany Galla, Christie Griffin, Ale Foresto, and Yelena Shuster, Karen Snyder Duke, Rachel Swalin, Ashley Oerman, Diana Vilibert, Jenn Sinrich and Elizabeth Lily.
How Do You Say It? It’s Ed (as in editor) 2010 (as in twenty-ten). So please stop saying “Eee-dee two zero one zero.” It’s Ed’s biggest pet peeve. Alrighty then.