SAMANTHA LEE | Multimedia Journalist, Writer, Editor
New York Magazine | Video Producer | NYC | May 2017 – present
Pitch, produce, and edit short-form videos across all New York Magazine verticals. These include The Cut, Science of Us, The Daily Intelligencer, Grub Street, and Vulture.
Bustle | Video fellow | NYC | Jan 2017 – April 2017
Produce, shoot and edit videos covering a range of women's issues for one of the U.S' largest independent website for women.
Grist.org | Editorial intern | Seattle | Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
Pitched and wrote breaking news stories and features for a digital environmental science news publication, with a monthly audience of 2 million. Assisted with filming and scripting on the video explainers team. Produced a video that garnered 15,000 views. Researched long-term editorial projects.
Epigram Books | Editor | Singapore | Feb 2014 – Feb 2015
Edited food, lifestyle and children’s books at a publishing start-up. Pitched and conceptualized book projects, edited raw manuscripts, oversaw photo shoots, supervised design and layout.
Appetite (Edipresse Asia) | Writer | Singapore | Nov 2012 – Jan 2014
Wrote restaurant reviews, lifestyle news, trend reports and longer on the environment, culture, heritage and health for a food and lifestyle magazine. Supervised photo shoots and design layout. Fact-checked and copyedited stories. Created editorial content for digital and social media platforms.
Ate Ideas | Content development consultant | Singapore | Sep 2011 – Nov 2012
Managed lifestyle and heritage publications. Commissioned and managed more than 20 writers and editors in Southeast Asia. Wrote food and lifestyle content. Clients included the National Heritage Board of Singapore. Created and managed editorial content for marketing collateral, websites and e-newsletters.
Resonance | Editor-in-chief | Wesleyan University, CT | Aug 2010 – May 2011
Selected and edited academic and creative student work for Wesleyan University’s annual East Asian Studies journal. Managed a team of five to oversee the design, budget and production of the journal.
Saveur | Editorial intern | NYC | June - July 2010
Contributed to monthly columns and conducted research and fact checks. Edited and transcribed interviews. Coordinated events. Sourced ingredients and props for photo shoots and compiled news snippets.
The Business Times | Journalist intern | Singapore | June 2007 - July 2007
Reported on national business, financial and ministerial events for Singapore’s only business broadsheet. Profiled SME owners and prominent members of the financial industry.
My print and video work has appeared in: Mongabay, The Lo-Down, NPR's Latino USA, Univision, Quartz, Untapped Cities, NYCity News Service, Roads & Kingdoms, Modern Farmer, The Hunts Point Express, Voices of NY, Epicure, The Word Ho Chi Minh, Singapore Tatler Dining, Tatler Singapore, SC Global, and more.
Languages: Native Mandarin speaker; conversational Spanish and French.
Social media platforms: Facebook (and Facebook Live), Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, Vine.
Hardware: DSLRs, Canon C100, GoPro, Filmic Pro, Mevo, Marantz.
Awards: CERIPH Fellowship for Creative Non-Fiction, Bloomberg Scholar at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, SEJ Emerging Environmental Journalist.
Membership: Society of Environmental Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists.
Certifications: PADI Advanced Open Water-certified.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York
M.A. Journalism, Health and Science concentration | December 2016
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
B.A., Honors | May 2011
Majors: Economics and College of Letters (interdisciplinary study of literature, philosophy and history)