BIOGRAPHY

Megan Deem is a writer, editor, and consultant. She’s held senior positions at Elle, InStyle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, where she also produced videos and wrote for Oprah.com. Her writing has appeared in publications such as ArchitecturalDigest.com, Cherry BombeEvening StandardGlamourMartha Stewart WeddingsThe Wall Street Journal, and WSJ., among others. Additionally, Megan is the co-author of The Beautiful Skin Workout (St. Martin’s Griffin). She lives in New York City and can never get enough sunscreen.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Origins, New York, NY, Consulting Editor. Generated story ideas, assigned, and edited all copy for Origins.com blog, The Goods.
April 2016—July 2017.

O, The Oprah Magazine, New York, NY, Executive Beauty Editor. Wrote majority of Beauty front-of-book and well copy (10 pages/month), generated story ideas, contributed visual ideas, and represented magazine in market.  Wrote for Oprah.com and produced videos for the website. Also contributed to magazine’s general features section, as well as to weekly reader newsletter.  
January 2014—March 2016.

InStyle, New York, NY, Senior Editor. Assigned or wrote majority of Fashion front-of-book and well copy, edited those pages (24 to 30 pages/month), handled all celebrity contributors (Rachel Bilson, Tory Burch, Brad Goreski, Rebecca Minkoff, Rachel Roy, Diane von Furstenberg), and represented magazine in market. Contributed items and writing for daily We’re Obsessed on InStyle.com. Promoted from Fashion Features Editor.
June 2008—July 2013.

Elle, New York, NY, Senior Editor, Beauty and Fitness. Assigned and wrote for Beauty and Fitness front-of-book and well sections, edited and shipped those pages (12 to 16 pages/month), generated story ideas, contributed visual ideas, and represented magazine in market and on television. Also wrote for magazine’s Books, Living, and Art sections and contributed to ELLE.com.
March 2003—June 2008.

Self, New York, NY, Senior Beauty Editor. Promoted from Beauty News Editor.
May 2000—February 2003.

Mirabella, New York, NY, Associate Beauty Editor. Promoted from Assistant Editor.
April 1999—May 2000.
            
Signet Bank, Richmond, VA, Marketing Analyst.
August 1996—December 1997.   

HONORS

  • Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Men’s Feature, 2008.
  • Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women’s Feature, 2007.
  • Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women’s Short Form, 2007.
  • Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Men’s Feature, 2006.
  • Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women’s Short Form, 2006.
  • Fragrance Foundation Award for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage—Women’s Short Form, 2005.
  • American Academy of Dermatology Golden Triangle Award—Media, 2005.

EDUCATION

University of Virginia.  Charlottesville, VA, B.A.  Majors: Foreign Affairs and French Language and Literature.
Phillips Exeter Academy.  Exeter, NH.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Beautiful Skin Workout (St. Martin’s Griffin), co-author. Published May 15, 2007.
Media-trained for television appearances.