Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson

Senior technology editor at Adweek
New York, United States

About me

Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering digital marketing trends, social platforms, ad tech and emerging tech. 
Specialties: AP Style, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, InCopy, research, copy editing, fact checking, Webproduction, HTML, content management systems, blogging platforms and social media. 


Senior technology editor
New York, United States
July 2017 - Present (1 year)
Staff writer
New York, United States
May 2014 - July 2017 (3 years 2 months)
Associate Reporter
Mobile Marketer
United States
July 2012 - May 2014 (1 year 10 months)
Editorial Assistant
Mobile Marketer
United States
June 2011 - July 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Freelance Editorial Assistant
Studio One Networks
United States
November 2010 - June 2011 (7 months)
-Researched and fact-checked articles for 12 websites, including and
-Tagged and edited articles for SEO.
-Wrote blog posts and short articles.
-Planned and monitored social media blasts through Hootsuite.
Special Projects Freelancer at Allure Magazine
Conde Nast
United States
November 2010 - February 2011 (3 months)
-Managed 4,000 beauty products to be photographed and catalogued for’s shopping section.
-Tagged products in CMS for SEO.
-Wrote 15+ product reviews for
Temporary copy editor/proofreader
United States
September 2010 - October 2010 (1 month)
-Copy edit e-book conversions for consistency and style.
Redbook editorial intern
Hearst Magazines
United States
June 2010 - August 2010 (2 months)
-Researched health, relationship, finance and book front-of-book articles for departments including “Make it Work,” “What Works,” “Mommy Strategies,” and “I Love My ___ Life.”
-Wrote November and December 2010 department stories, “Living Large” about moms who stretch their salaries.
-Interviewed couples on the street for the “Love Notes” department.
-Contributed to magazine’s social media by tweeting for @Redbookmag.
-Evaluated writer pitches and responded to reader mail and email.
Front-of-book Editor
Vox Magazine
United States
January 2010 - May 2010 (4 months)
-Edited features about movies, television and food for a 10,000-circulation city magazine.
-Managed a team of ten reporters, assigned stories.
-Compiled, fact-checked and uploaded calendar events to the magazine’s website.
Editorial/online intern at Star Magazine
New York, United States
May 2009 - August 2009 (3 months)
-Authored about three celebrity stories daily on
-Transcribed interviews on a weekly basis for editors.
-Interviewed celebrities at press junkets.
-Edited and resized photos for
Editorial intern at Drapers Magazine
United States
January 2009 - April 2009 (3 months)
-Wrote full-length feature and news stories on the UK fashion trade industry with a circulation of 10,000.
-Managed fashion closet, wrote credits.
-Interviewed consumers and shop owners to create weekly trend analysis articles for UK retailers.
-Wrote quick news bursts for the magazine’s print and web editions.
Columbia Missourian
United States
May 2008 - August 2008 (3 months)
-Produced original content for the neighborhood beat with a monthly e-newsletter sent to 6,300 Columbia residents.
-Interviewed city residents; reported on stories including sewer issues, construction and local elections.
-Reported the local effects of national news events in stories such as jalapeño contamination and green lifestyles.


Bachelor of Journalism - Magazine journalism

2006 - 2010 (4 years)
Activities and Societies: Phi Mu Sorority, Magazine Club, Mizzou Student Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Mizzou for Malawi -Student Ambassador from 2007-2010. -Study Abroad program in London in spring 2009. -Lois Myers McNutt Scholarship 2009-2010 recipient. -Student tutor for a preschool with the program A Way with Words and Numbers.

International journalism study abroad semester

2009 (1 year)
Course work focused on understanding the European media with hands-on experience interning at the London-based fashion trade magazine Drapers.

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