Alicia Kort

Alicia Kort – Editor

I'm an editor and writer based in NYC. I've edited a variety of genres and material for Disney, DreamWorks, Newsweek and other clients.

Overview

I'm the associate nonfiction editor for Carve, a well-known literary magazine, and the E-Commerce writer for digital media outlets StyleCaster and SheKnows. At Carve, I manage the workflow of two readers and determine what stories are worth sending to the nonfiction editor. I also write resumes and cover letters for Loken Careers.

I have edited magazine and book titles for Newsweek, Disney, DreamWorks, Jack Hanna, John Wayne Enterprises and Chicken Soup for the Soul. I fact-checked every single title, ranging from children's books for Disney to hard news magazine from Newsweek, which required a great attention to detail. My company was a licensee of Disney and DreamWorks, so I am used to working with many different brands and following specific style guides. I often worked on multiple projects a day, editing and fact-checking copy from a Get Crocked cookbook, a DreamWorks Trolls kids magazine and a Jack Hanna animal book.

On magazine projects for Newsweek, for example, I top-edit the entire 100-page issue. I determine what stories I want in the issue and then I write the majority of them up. I work with the photo and design departments to ensure that they appear in the magazine the way I'd like them to.

In my free time, I write stories for digital media sites. I've been published by Interview magazine, Brooklyn magazine, Mental Floss and Paste magazine.

I was an editor of the genre literary magazine Aliterate. I read through our slush pile alongside other editors. After we whittled the pile down from 500 submissions to 10 stories, I top-edited 2-3 of those stories. I helped develop the piece with the author and also edit for grammar.

Prior to working in magazines and digital media, I was a social media strategist for eight clients. I managed each client's social media accounts, ranging from Facebook to LinkedIn. I created ads in Photoshop and managed ad campaigns. I also sent materials out to bloggers.
Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits History
Fiction
Short Story
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Parents' Choice Awards Recommended Award Winner

Work experience

Apartment Therapy Media

Apr, 2022 — Present

Paste Magazine

Dec, 2016 — May, 2017 (5 months)

Established the Theatre vertical and determined the section’s voice, content and mission.
Nurtured industry connections to gain access to New York’s Broadway scene.
Evaluated freelancer pitches, edited stories and kept a monthly budget.
Wrote profiles, review shows and pen lists.
Inputted articles into Paste’s CMS and promoted them on social media.

Topix Media Lab

Sep, 2015 — Aug, 2018 (almost 3 years)

Topix is a publishing company that produces special-edition magazines and books for publishers such as Disney, Newsweek, DreamWorks and TV Guide.
Assistant Editor and Fact-Checker
September 2015-Present
Research, conduct interviews and write articles for each special issue publication.
Create single-topic magazines and books from idea conception to the final pages within one month.
Edit to fit, fact-check all copy and write photo captions.
Work with photo and design to shape the look of the magazine.

Modern Luxury

Apr, 2015 — Aug, 2015 (4 months)

Beach is a magazine about the Hamptons that publishes six issues during the summer. Manhattan is a monthly that is published Sept.-May.
Researched, wrote and edited front-of-book pages, including Table of Contents, Masthead, Contributors, Agenda, Best in Class as well as back-of-book pages Icon Index and #HamptonsHumor
Found art for Style, Feast and Brood sections.
Wrote sidebars and news pages for the Style, Playbook and Feast sections as needed for Beach.

Portfolio

John Wayne was more than a movie star. He was a symbol for everything good and decent about America, inspiring everyday people to reach just a little bit more and try a little bit harder. During his 72 years and more than 150 movies, John Wayne imparted a seem... read more
Good to Very Good Condition Small Price Tag Easily Removable Very Readable Shiny Clean Cover Pet Smoke Free Home I will ship next day, and confirm shipment immediately. Note: I do not ship to jails or institutions.
Celebrate the life and legacy of one of the most prolific, engaging and dearly beloved figures in all of music: Prince. From his humble beginnings, his 5'2" frame rose to larger-than-life superstardom, and his music will continue to inspire and captivate for a... read more
Newsweek (Special) "SHE PERSISTED" Magazine ~ Feminist Courage & Strength ~
The Official John Wayne Family Cookbook features more than 200 recipes that are sure to appeal to any John Wayne fan or lover of good food. Each recipe pairs hearty down-home recipes with sidebars, facts and stunning photos from Duke's amazing film career and ... read more
Aliterate is a magazine dedicated to literary genre fiction.
Aliterate is a biannual literary magazine featuring the best new genre fiction. In volume two we turn our eye to the fantastical and weird. Within these pages you'll find demons, dragons, and obsession.
Whether your literary weakness is interstellar espionage, dueling cowboys, mesmerizing mystics, eldritch nightmares, or drunken dragons, Aliterate has you covered. Published bi-annually, Aliterate seeks to publish the very best of literary genre fiction - work... read more
Investigation Discovery, the successful television network that is seen in more than 86 million American households, proudly presents their inaugural newsstand special issue, Women Who Kill. Featuring Investigation Discovery's hard-hitting, in-depth reporting,... read more
Introduce your children to the story of Noah’s Ark with this expanding, accordion-style picture book! Once completely unfolded, children will marvel at the 5-foot ark full of animals that lays before them. Fun animal facts accompany each picture, while the ful... read more
Chicken Soup for the Soul 2017 Special Christmas Miracles
The History of Cats in 101 Objects is a fun, fully-illustrated, fact-filled visual history of the human relationship with cats. It’s the perfect book for anyone who has a fluffy-yet-infuriating feline companion of their own. From socks to rockets to internet m... read more
From tiny Bumblebee Bats to enormous African Elephants, Jack Hanna’s Awesome Animal Almanac is jam-packed with information about tons of animals! Kids will love flipping through the pages to discover tons of full-color, eye-popping photos of more than 200 amaz... read more

Alicia has 2 reviews

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Pa L.

Pa L.

Oct, 2020

Poor communication
Joshua H.

Joshua H.

Aug, 2020

Alicia is a great person to work with. She understands me and really helps to make my writing the best it can be.

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