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Laura Cohen

Laura Cohen

Women and Gender Columnist

The Daily Orange

Managing Editor at Jerk Magazine





The Daily Orange

Women and Gender Columnist

-Write weekly column on women’s and gender issues for print and online newspaper
-Examine issues in politics, pop culture and student life with a feminist lens
-Work can be viewed at

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Jerk Magazine

Managing Editor

-Manage staff of over 50 members of student-run monthly 68-page magazine
-Oversee story planning, deadlines and copy flow
-Create and update issue planning spreadsheets and publication calendar
-Facilitate weekly editorial meetings
-Edit editorial and art proofs
-Manage executive email account and update staff manual
-Represent Jerk brand at campus events


Hearst Digital

Web Intern, Good Housekeeping

-Wrote nine original stories with bylines for
-Produced 42 articles, slideshows and quizzes using Hearst’s content management system
-Helped in syndication process by posting 38 articles to Yahoo! Shine blog
-Assisted in repackaging content for four stories
-Managed Pinterest account one day per week
-Contacted publicists on a weekly basis for product images and information
-Attended press events and SEO seminar on behalf of

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Jerk Magazine

Research Editor

-Set deadlines and delegated tasks to two copy editors and two fact checkers
-Reviewed changes and make final edits before sending copy to executive editors
-Pitched content and contributed to weekly editorial meetings


Syracuse University Campus Publications

Contributing Writer

-Wrote one feature story each semester for Jerk, Equal Time, Student Voice, Medusa, 360 Degrees and What the Health magazines
-Wrote about topics in entertainment, social media, opinions, feminism and student life
-Conducted interviews and research
-Collaborated with editors and met weekly deadlines

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Hearst Magazines

Features Intern, Harper's Bazaar

-Compiled research packets for feature stories, including covers and nostalgia pieces, for three monthly issues
-Updated culture lists daily, including books, museums, movies and theater
-Contacted publicists on a daily basis for information, press releases and images
-Transcribed multiple interviews each week


Jerk Magazine

Web Columnist

-Wrote bi-weekly Single-ish column on college life, dating and relationships

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Panorama Yearbook


-Awarded with Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal and Silver Crown
-Entrusted to manage budget exceeding $60,000
-Edited all copy and design in 304-page book
-Set deadlines and delegated tasks to staff of 17 students
-Wrote feature stories, divider copy and theme copy
-Frequently communicated with Herff Jones representatives


Panorama Yearbook

Copy Editor and People Editor

-Edited all copy for accuracy and consistency according to style guide
-Conducted and tabulated results of student surveys
-Reported and wrote articles on student life, sports, music and arts, clubs and profiles

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Syracuse University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Magazine Journalism and Women's & Gender Studies

Suffern High School