On Friday, Ed@TCNJ ladies took a bus to NYC for a tour of Seventeen magazine and the She’s the First Headquarters!
Once the lucky Edsters got to Hearst, they went up to the 17th floor to meet with Berna Anat, Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief, for a tour of Seventeen magazine! (Yes, Seventeen is on the 17th floor!) Anat showed the girls everything from the fashion closet full of the latest trends to the Seventeen archives with binders filled with every magazine dating back to the 1940s! Much to the everyone’s surprise, Editor-in-Chief Ann Shocket walked by the group during the tour!
After the tour, there was a Q & A session with Accessories Editor Jasmine Snow, Lifestyle Editor Kaitlin Menza and Web Assistant Kara McGrath. These ladies explained what they do and shared some insider tips and advice with the Edsters. After saying goodbye, the Edsters rushed over to the She’s the First headquarters to meet with TCNJ alumna and Ed@TCNJ founder Tammy Tibbetts and She’s the First Director of International Relations Christen Brandt.
The girls had milk and cookies and talked to Tammy about TCNJ, The Signal, and She’s the First. As a former Seventeen Web Editor, Tibbetts also shared some insider tips about the magazine industry.
It was a fun-filled day and the Ed@TCNJ girls got to see what it would be like to work at a major publication!