Thanks for stopping by! In case we haven’t met in person, a little bit about myself:
I am a former magazine editor and media executive who has successfully pivoted to a new career I love: connecting people to careers they love. (Read all about my pivot.) It’s actually not a new thing for me. I have been connecting people to jobs and companies to candidates for decades, just because it was fun. And I got a rush from it. I was often referred to as the industry’s fairy godmother because I helped launch so many careers and connected so many people. In 2019, I made that labor of love my full career with the launch of The Talent Fairy.
The Talent Fairy connects companies with editorial talent to enhance their brand’s content and storytelling. I leverage the vast network of creative talent I built throughout my career and the insights I gained as a content creator myself for 20+ years (at Hearst, Conde Nast, Meredith, and Scholastic). I have recruited, hired, and developed the editorial skills of countless editors, writers, and designers. Unlike other talent recruiters, I’m working from the inside. I still consult for select editorial brands. I know the talent because I am the talent. We live in the same world; we eat at the same virtual lunch table.
I built my network through my organization, Ed2010. I launched “Ed” in 1997 as a group of whippersnappers looking to land their first editorial gigs and turned it into a vibrant, award-winning career website and community of and for media professionals. Over those years, Ed helped thousands and thousands of people reach their dream jobs through our job board, campus chapters, events, and other resources. And I personally counseled more whippersnappers than I could ever count, springboarding them into their first internships and jobs and coaching them as they climbed the career ladder. Now, through The Talent Fairy I help those same editors pivot to executive-level roles and adjacent careers where they build content for non-media brands, nonprofits, and agencies. After all these years, I still get a rush out of making that perfect match. There’s just something magical about it.