On this episode, we’re joined by Allie Singer. Allie is a senior editor for special projects at Time Magazine for Kids with previous stops at Scholastic and DK Publishing. Allie and I are both graduates of The College of New Jersey. I’m class of 1997. She’s class of 2009.
Allie talked about the moment that changed her aspirations from a career in teaching to one in editing and journalism. She explained her role at Time and how she works on stories and podcasts with kid reporters (like an interview with the Surgeon General about kids’ mental health). She also explained the process by which Time takes a topic like the Russian invasion of Ukraine or presidential impeachment and produces content suitable for children age 5 to 12.
She also explained how sometimes it’s ok to break the rules of editing, particularly when dealing with work read by kids – and she saluted both a journalism organization doing good work and an editor of note.
We’ll be doing interviews with women in journalism throughout March. Hope you’ll keep tuning in. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think.