Alicia Kort

Alicia Kort - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

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.

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Overview

I have edited magazine and book titles for Newsweek, Disney, DreamWorks, Jack Hanna, John Wayne Enterprises and Chicken Soup for the Soul. I currently fact-check every single title, ranging from children's books for Disney to hard news magazine from Newsweek, which requires a great attention to detail. My company is a licensee of Disney and DreamWorks, so I am used to working with many different brands and following specific style guides. I often work 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 freelance. I've been published by Interview magazine, Brooklyn magazine, Mental Floss and Paste magazine.

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

Before working at Topix Media Lab and Aliterate, I worked for Beach Magazine. I was a contract editorial assistant responsible for writing the front-of-book and back-of-book sections. I put together the Contributors page and often wrote up small write-ups for fashion pop-ups and new restaurants in the Hamptons.

Prior to working at a magazine, 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.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
History
Fiction
Short Story

Awards

  • Parents' Choice Awards Recommended Award Winner

Work experience

Theatre Editor

Paste Magazine
December, 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.

Assistant Editor

Topix Media Lab
September, 2015 – Present (over 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.

Contract Editorial Assistant

Modern Luxury
April, 2015 – August, 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 (14 selected works)

Jack Hanna's Awesome Animal Almanac

Media Lab Books, Jack Hanna

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 amazing creatures, along with cool facts from Jack Hanna himself!What are you waiting for? Join Jack Hanna and discover the different types ... 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 amazing creatures, along with cool facts from Jack Hanna himself!What are you waiting for? Join Jack Hanna and discover the different types ... read more

The History of Cats in 101 Objects

Media Lab Books

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 memes, the history of cats is as captivating as kittens thenselves. By delving into the stories behind these 101 carefully curated items,... read more

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 memes, the history of cats is as captivating as kittens thenselves. By delving into the stories behind these 101 carefully curated items,... read more

(AFMANCG STORE) Chicken Soup for the Soul 2017 Special Christmas Miracles

Chicken Soup for the Soul 2017 Special Christmas Miracles

Chicken Soup for the Soul 2017 Special Christmas Miracles

Noah's Ark of Amazing Animals

Media Lab Books

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 full story of Noah’s Ark is written on the reverse, making this two fun books in one.They'll learn about the flood and God's grace, and als... 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 full story of Noah’s Ark is written on the reverse, making this two fun books in one.They'll learn about the flood and God's grace, and als... read more

Investigation Discovery Special Issue - Women Who Kill

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, this riveting, 100-page edition brings you the tales of women charged with doing the unthinkable: murdering their children, partners, p... 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, this riveting, 100-page edition brings you the tales of women charged with doing the unthinkable: murdering their children, partners, p... read more

Aliterate: Volume 1 (Fall 2016)

Brendan Hickey

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 - works of genre fiction that don't just provide a punchy story and exciting characters, but that are written with the skill and grace of a hi... read more

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 - works of genre fiction that don't just provide a punchy story and exciting characters, but that are written with the skill and grace of a hi... read more

Aliterate: Volume 2: Spring 2017

Brendan Hickey

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.

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.

Aliterate Vol 3

R.S. Mason

Aliterate is a magazine dedicated to literary genre fiction.

Aliterate is a magazine dedicated to literary genre fiction.

The Official John Wayne Family Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Duke's Kitchen to Yours

Editors of the Official John Wayne Magazine

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 joyous family life. Duke knew that life's most cherished memories are often made around the table and over plates of home-cooked food. W... read more

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 joyous family life. Duke knew that life's most cherished memories are often made around the table and over plates of home-cooked food. W... read more

2% OFF Newsweek (Special) "SHE PERSISTED" Magazine 2018 ~ Feminist Courage & Strength (afamncg)

Newsweek (Special) "SHE PERSISTED" Magazine ~ Feminist Courage & Strength ~

Newsweek (Special) "SHE PERSISTED" Magazine ~ Feminist Courage & Strength ~

PRINCE 1958-2016 - NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION 2016 - NEW

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 as long as audiences have ears. In this very special, 100-page commemorative issue, Newsweek both explores and celebrates the life and wo... read more

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 as long as audiences have ears. In this very special, 100-page commemorative issue, Newsweek both explores and celebrates the life and wo... read more

Newsweek Magazine Reagan The Last Conservative

Various

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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.

The John Wayne Code: Wit, Wisdom and Timeless Advice

Media Lab Books, Editors of the Official John Wayne Magazine

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 seemingly-endless amount of advice, wisdom and good old-fashioned common sense to his fans. In The John Wayne Code, that wealth of knowledge... read more

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 seemingly-endless amount of advice, wisdom and good old-fashioned common sense to his fans. In The John Wayne Code, that wealth of knowledge... read more

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