Resume

RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN

Work Experience

Freelance Journalist and Editor
July 2008present

  • Articles have appeared in print and online in publications such as The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Condé Nast Traveler, Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Fitness, Glamour, Health, Ladies’ Home Journal, More, Ms., The New York Times, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Parent & Child, Parenting, Parents, POZ, Prevention, Redbook, Sports Illustrated for Women, Today.com, Vegetarian Times, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, and Time Inc. custom pubs and launches
  • Wrote a health news column for Working Mother magazine and was a contract editor and writer for WhatToExpect.com where I became skilled in producing SEO-friendly copy

Health Director, Parenting magazine, a Bonnier publication
New York, October 2006-July 2008

  • Oversaw the magazine’s health coverage; assigned, edited, and wrote articles on children’s and women’s health and psychology, nutrition, pregnancy, fitness, and medical news
  • Generated story ideas and coverlines; managed junior staff; worked with art and web teams
  • Appeared on TV and radio news programs as a health expert from Parenting
  • Wrote a pregnancy blog (projectpregnancy.parenting.com) and did podcasts.

Health Director, OK! magazine, a Northern & Shell publication
New York, June 2005-October 2006

  • Conceived, reported, and wrote all health, nutrition, fitness, and psychology content
  • Developed the Body & Soul column; wrote, edited, and packaged the weekly column
  • Wrote celebrity, relationship, beauty, and travel features; worked with the art department

Health Editor, Parents magazine, a Meredith publication
New York, August 2003-June 2005 (Began as News Editor)

  • Assigned, edited, and wrote articles on children’s and women’s health, nutrition, and psych
  • Generated story ideas, coverlines, and brought new writers to the magazine
  • Appeared on TV and radio programs as a health expert from Parents

Associate Health and Nutrition Editor, Family Circle magazine, a Meredith publication
New York, March 2000-June 2001

  • Assigned, edited, and wrote articles on health, nutrition, food (and recipes), psychology, and medical news; generated ideas; brought new writers to the magazine; worked with art dep’t.

Assistant Editor, Healthy Living magazine, a Hearst publication
New York, September 1997-March 2000 (Began as Editorial Assistant)

  • Wrote articles on holistic health and medicine, fitness, nutrition, psychology, spas, and books.
  • Head of research department; hired and oversaw up to 10 freelance fact-checkers

 

Education

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, M.S., May 2002
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., May 1997; Honors English and Spanish

 

Awards

  • November 2016, min Editorial & Design Award (single article online) for an investigative cover story in Consumer Reports about doctors on probation
  • May 2016, American Pain Society Kathleen M. Foley Journalist Award for a feature article on chronic pain in Family Circle
  • October 2003, Skin Cancer Foundation Excellence in Media Award
  • April 2001, July 2003, and July 2004, American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award for excellence in magazine writing
  • August 2001, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing fellow

 

 

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