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Brandee Sanders

Brandee Sanders

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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Catalyst

Web Editor

Brandee Sanders joined Catalyst’s editorial team in May 2012. As a Web Editor, she plays an integral role in overseeing and expanding the organization’s online presence through developing new features, editing material for the website, maintaining its consistency and keeping it updated.

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for women and business. With offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and Australia, and more than 600 members, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work. Catalyst annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote women's advancement with the Catalyst Award.

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New York Cares

Volunteer

New York Cares is a non-profit organization designed to take action against serious social issues that affect the New York City community. New York Cares is NYC’s largest volunteer organization. The organization provides volunteer programs for over 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. New York Cares has helped over 400,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers through their program. Brandee joined New York Cares as a volunteer in October 2010. Since becoming a volunteer she has participated in various projects throughout her community. She regularly participates in the project at St. John the Divine, which involves preparing and serving breakfast to hundreds of hungry men and women in the Harlem community. Participating in the New York Cares projects has humbled Brandee, serving as a reminder of how fortunate she is.

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TheRoot.com

Contributor/ Editorial Assistant

Following her internship at The Root, Brandee became both an editorial assistant and a contributor for the site. Stepping into the new position, her role at The Root expanded. As a freelance editorial assistant and contributor, Brandee composed thought provoking feature articles for the site, penned The Root’s Daily Job Lead, produced photo galleries which entailed writing captions and editing images, and provided the staff with editorial support.

Her position at The Root gave her the opportunity to work with social media, utilizing both Facebook and Twitter as an avenue to engage readers in conversation regarding the content featured on the website. Her most successful piece to date for The Root was picked up by MSN.com, brought 113,000 unique viewers to the site, and was featured as one of the site’s top articles of 2011.

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TheRoot.com

Editorial Intern

Brandee joined The Root’s team in June 2010 as an editorial intern. While interning with The Root, she acquired knowledge about the online media industry from a larger scope. Her role as an editorial intern was not only limited to writing articles for the site, she penned captions and edited images for photo galleries featured in the site’s multimedia section, she assisted in event execution for The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female Panel, and provided general editorial assistance. One of the most notable pieces that she wrote for The Root was an article titled “Are Millennials Losing Faith?”. The piece was recognized as one of the most distinguished articles featured on the site in 2010, and was picked up by several media outlets. Under the direction of Editors Sheryl Salomon and Joel Dreyfuss, Brandee became well-versed in the ins and outs of online media, and continued to grow as a writer.

The Root, a division of The Washington Post Company is the primary online source of news and commentary from the perspective of African Americans. The site was founded in 2008 by Harvard University Professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr. The Root provides a voice for African Americans in mainstream media.

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Dime Magazine

Editorial Intern

Combining her love for basketball and journalism, Brandee joined the Dime roster in February of 2010 as an editorial intern. She penned pieces for the magazine’s blog, and their sister sites Highschoolhoop.com and Baller’s Network. At Dime, she composed feature articles that painted a portrait of the lives of Division 1 basketball prospects. Some of her most successful pieces while working for the magazine include “Corey Edwards & Omar Calhoun: The Kings of Queens”, an article about two high school standout players from Christ the King High School in Queens, NY, and “Malik Thomas: Wadleigh’s Beacon of Hope”, a piece about a talented high school athlete from Harlem, NY. At Dime, she pitched several articles to expand the magazine’s audience and increase their readership. Under the guidance of Aron Phillips and Patrick Cassidy, Brandee blossomed as a sports journalist.

Dime Magazine is a publication dedicated to the game of basketball. The content featured in the magazine captures the essence of a basketball player’s lifestyle both on and off the court. Dime Magazine takes readers into the lives of athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional level, providing basketball fanatics with commentary and breaking news within the realm of basketball.

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SUNY Purchase

BA, Journalism

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