Sometimes people are put in the unfortunate position of having to figure out who I am, so here is a cheat sheet to that! Question number one: it is pronounced "Cory."
I'm the editor for the Styles desk of The New York Times
. We cover social and generational change, money, gender, wealth, power, hair-dos and hair do nots, self-care and beauty. Our group includes the Fashion News department, the Society News department (that's the wedding announcements and Vows and more!) and also Modern Love
and Rites of Passage
. Come say hi
For a time I wrote an advice column in the Business section of The Times called Work Friend. It got a lot of hate mail! Prior to that, I managed publishing partnerships across Vox Media (publishers of Vox.com, The Verge, SB Nation, Eater, Curbed, Racked, Polygon, and Recode), helping those brands succeed with Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Apple, and Twitter.
In 2003, after years of amateur blogging, I left my civilian job to spend a year as the editor of Gawker. In 2005: I was an editor at the New York Observer
. In 2007: another stint as Gawker editor. In 2009: co-founded The Awl
, The Hairpin, Splitsider and The Billfold, a family of profitable, independent web publications. In 2013: published Very Recent History
, a nonfiction book of reporting. Sometime in there I ran a Q&A column for Hollywood folk in the LA Times
, and wrote features for places like Maxim
and Marie Claire UK
. (Guess which one paid best!) Also, was a columnist for Bookforum
. I was an "adjunct assistant professor" in the Arts and Culture program of Columbia University's Journalism School MA program; that means I work one-on-one with students on their Master's Theses. I'm not really sure if you capitalize that, and I'm represented by PJ Mark at Janklow & Nesbit.