Tolly Wright

writes

New York, NY

TOLLY WRIGHT

Editorial and Writing Experience

Vulture, New York New York, NY

Writer and Night Blogger June 2016-present

  • Covers late-breaking culture related news (surprise albums, casting rumors, celebrity beefs, shocking television twists, poignant late-show clips) with a quick, often humorous, take
  • Boots-on-the-ground reporting at various panels, screenings and events
  • Contributes interviews (Demetri Martin, Sasheer Zamata) and features

Time Out New York   New York, NY

Acting Comedy Editor, September-December 2015

  • Conceptualized articles and online content (trend pieces, news items and features) for the section
  • Created and maintained listings for comedy shows and events happening across New York 
  • Organized interviews and conducted Q&As with notable comics including Kathy Griffin, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and Roy Wood Jr.  
  • Assigned work to freelancers and edited copy

Freelance Editor, November 2014-present

  • Performed the duties of editor or assistant editor for the publication’s Features, Blog, Comedy and Things to Do sections during sick leaves and vacations.
  • Maintained deadlines on a tight editorial schedule for the weekly magazine 
  • Implemented and suggested changes on galleys

Freelance Writer, October 2014-present

  • Contributed cover stories, articles, reviews and blog posts on a variety of subjects including pop culture, art, real estate, travel, events and local news
  • Interviewed various experts (taxi drivers, choreographers, drag artists) for profiles and articles
  • Created event listings for print and online

12th Street Journal    New York, NY                                 

Online Editor-in-Chief, September 2013-May 2014

  • Managed and curated content and layout of online publication
  • Delegated tasks to assistant and managing online editors
  • Edited and copy-edited submissions
  • Reviewed submissions
  • Contributed op-eds, interviews, personal essays and poetry (online and in-print) 

Author’s Assistant   New York, NY

Freelance

  • Transcribed interviews
  • PR for books: crafted social media posts, contacted media outlets  
  • Researched locations and events for a historical novel

Freelance Writer

  • Contributor to Vulture, GothamistTime Out New York, The Villager, StageBuddy, Daily Digest News, Hello Cherie, and others

Additional Experience

Honey Bee House   New York, NY                                                    

Operations Coordinator, January-August 2013

  • Responded to emails and social media inquiries
  • Created an official donor database
  • Researched and wrote grant applications 

Skills

AP style, Adobe InCopy, Fact checking, Digitizing film, Transcribing, Blogging platforms: Wordpress, Tumblr, Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 

Education

The New School

B.A. with a concentration in writing, May 2014

Riggio Honors Program for Writing and Democracy scholar

GPA: 3.9/4.0