Lauren McEwen

I currently work in the Washington Post’s Style section as a digital editor/editorial aide. My main areas are classical music and dance and I am basically a cross between a web producer and editorial assistant. I produce stories for online, add multimedia elements to features, create content for the web and conduct photo research. I also schedule all concert reviews, serve as the liaison between the paper and freelancers and manage the editorial budget.

In addition to writing, I also have social media management experience. I served as a podcast intern for the Black Girl Nerds podcast, doubling the number of Twitter followers within a few months. I also started the Black Girl Nerds Newsletter, which I designed and wrote twice a month. I also update the Post Style Facebook page.

In 2014, I launched a newsletter called All Black Girl Everything with my friend, Niesha Miller. We send out the newsletter three times a week and it contains stories that are by, for and about black women and girls.