Krystin Arneson

Krystin Arneson

Writer and Editor at Self-Employed
Berlin, Germany

About me

Experienced, creative, reliable freelance content creator, from copywriting to e-commerce to long-form editorial. I write and edit from my base in Berlin for global clients including the BBC, National Geographic, Conde Nast, Glamour, and other top publications. I also create content for creative agencies and PR firms. Speciality areas include culture, style/beauty, e-commerce, travel, wine/spirits, and more.

I'm always looking for creative projects to work on, whether it's brand writing or an editorial-style series to dig into.

  • English - Native
  • German - Basic
  • Spanish - Pro


Writer and Editor
September 2013 - Present (6 years 11 months)
Based in Berlin
Bylines in:
National Geographic, BBC, Condé Nast Traveler, Glamour, Culture Trip, TripSavvy/DotDash (formerly, Marie Claire, Jetsetter, Oyster, TripSavvy

E-commerce (travel, beauty, fashion)
United States
February 2016 - September 2019 (3 years 7 months)
- Work with weekend/holiday roster of writers to cover breaking and trending news across all verticals
- Manage hiring and scheduling for weekend/holiday team, including freelance writers and staff editors
- Compose and schedule Facebook and Twitter posts for recently published stories for
- Cover breaking and trending news, as well as second-day stories, as needed
- Run social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook); 5m+ followers on FB alone
- Create, update, and send email newsletters each Saturday and Sunday
Managing + Culture Editor, ALIVE Magazine
St. Louis
United States
August 2014 - November 2015 (1 year 3 months)
• Drive editorial vision and maintain standards during time of significant transition
• Manage editorial production process, editorial calendar and content budgets for monthly print magazine
• Perform initial, pre-proof, proof and pre-press edits to content
• Coordinate event photographers for ~12 events/month, train new hires, manage budget
• Solicit print/online pitches from and assign to team of ~12 staff/freelance writers and interns
- Hire and train interns for each semester
- Oversee and edit online events calendar, intern-written FOB and society pages content • Lead weekly production, pitch and features meetings
• Oversee monthly upload of print magazine content to website and monthly guide updates
• Work with clients to produce sponsored content as necessary for print (2-3 advertorials/month)

• Produce ~70 percent of content for’s culture vertical (~10 stories/week)
• Curate 3 stories per week for ALIVE's Instagram
• Develop and write own culture- and civic-focused features 3x/year
• Write monthly arts and culture feature for print publication
• Represent ALIVE at relevant arts/culture/civic events
• Develop and maintain strong relationships within the arts and culture community
• Pitch and write monthly weddings & engagements and startups pages
• Saint Louis Fashion Week: coordinate event photography, interview designers and celebrities, write event recaps


MSc. Cultural Studies

September 2012 - November 2013 (1 year 2 months)

BJ Journalism

August 2009 - August 2012 (3 years)

BA International Studies

August 2009 - May 2012 (2 years 9 months)

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