Jeff Beer

Jeff Beer

Staff Editor at Fast Company
New York, United States

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Staff Editor
New York, United States
February 2016 - Present (2 years 11 months)
Lead editor and writer on advertising, marketing, and brand culture.
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Senior Writer, Co.Create
New York, United States
November 2013 - Present (5 years 2 months)
I cover branding, culture, technology and where they all meet.
Staff Writer
Canadian Business magazine
December 2010 - November 2013 (2 years 11 months)
Wrote news, features, special projects and issues for Canada's national business magazine. Dig in to a few choice bits here:
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Staff Writer
Marketing Magazine
February 2010 - December 2010 (10 months)
I came home from New York to join Canada's print and web paean to the advertising, marketing, media and creative industry. Whether in the more-than monthly magazine, the twice daily e-newsletters or the website, I covered everything from that new Tim Horton's TV spot to agency account changes, with a particular focus on innovative marketers and media.
Copy Editor
New York, United States
September 2009 - February 2010 (5 months)
My main duties at Ad Age included writing and updating feature and breaking news for, formatting print articles for the web, editing the daily e-newsletters, and copy editing the weekly magazine.
Reporter/Web Producer
Creativity Magazine
November 2006 - September 2009 (2 years 10 months)
This Advertising Age sibling publication is a curated archive of the best creative commercial work, as well as news and analysis from the global ad industry. I specialized in the relationship between business and pop culture, focusing primarily on advertising and its presence in design, film, art and technology.

My other responsibilities included daily maintenance of and copy editing the monthly magazine.

Reflective of advertising's more-than frequent forays into mainstream culture, my articles were regularly linked to on blogs like Gawker and The Daily Swarm. Artist Shepard Fairey re-published my interview with him about his Obama work in his book, "Obey: Supply and Demand."
Associate Editor
Dose; Canwest Media
February 2005 - May 2006 (1 year 3 months)
Responsible for writing, copy-editing, fact checking and page lay out of the sports page in Canwest’s national free daily magazine (300,000 daily circulation).
I was a Canwest correspondent at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, filing daily reports, an online blog featured on and other web extras.
I was also a regular contributor to Dose's culture pages, including movie, video game and music reviews and features.


Bachelor of Journalism

2001 - 2003 (2 years)
Activities and Societies: bowling, Finger Puppet Society

Bachelor of Arts - History

1994 - 1997 (3 years)

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