I’ve been working with the Rutgers Media Relations team since February, sharing groundbreaking faculty research, and telling the stories of outstanding students and remarkable staff on Rutgers Today and via the media.
Last year, I worked with a dedicated, smart team to research and launch Entertainment Weekly‘s contributor network, The Community, the first of its kind at Time Inc. We opened EW’s platform to a passionate band of TV fans to write about the shows they love, and added 1 million monthly uniques a few months post-launch. We customized a CMS with Skyword for the contributor network, which is poised to grow in 2015.
Before EW, I worked at Yahoo!, most recently as managing editor of Yahoo! Shine, working with a wonderful team to launch the lifestyles site and more than double our audience in four years. I first joined Yahoo! to help launch Yahoo! Tech, a consumer tech site, where I blogged about family and technology. I came to digital via newspapers, as a columnist for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, writing about workplace issues, work/life balance, and small business. A newspaper background is a beautiful thing—how else could you learn to decipher the intricacies of local zoning laws on deadline at 11 p.m. and have the freedom and time to write long-form features and profiles? As a freelancer, I blogged for RealSimple.com’s SimplyStated and wrote for magazines, including Real Simple and Fortune.
I live in a New Jersey ‘burb west of New York City on a street filled with good friends and lots of kids. Mom of three. Girl, boy, girl. Love, love, love them, and the kind-hearted, history-loving guy they call Dad.
You can reach me at dorydevlin [at] gmail [dot] com.