I’m a Boston-based journalist, editor, content strategist, and public speaker. I have the creative spirit of a rock star and the organizational skills of an over-caffeinated accountant.
Before that, I was the Boston editor of New York magazine’s food site, Grub Street. And before that, I edited The Boston Globe‘s magazine for women, Lola (RIP). I was also a careers columnist for AARP’s Life Reimagined.
My writing has also appeared in The New York Times, ELLE, The Washington Post, xojane, Washingtonian, NPR, Slate, Body + Soul (now Whole Living), The Boston Phoenix, The New York Observer, New York Magazine, WHERE Traveler, Yankee, and more.
As a strategist and copywriter, my clients include Harvard University, MIT, Levi’s, Gilt City/Gilt Groupe, BizBash, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and BJ’s. My full copywriting and ghostwriting client list is available via promises of endless amounts of dim sum.
Before moving to Boston in 2007, I worked in Washington, DC. I began my career as a production assistant at NBC News, where I hung up on Tom Brokaw twice. After that, I worked at The New Republic as an assistant editor and pop culture writer and for the Gail Ross Literary Agency (now Ross Yoon) as their development editor, focusing on non-fiction.
I graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in American Studies and Film. I also attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I studied film production and lurked outside CBGB, and I spent a semester in Washington, DC, working for The McLaughlin Group (“you’re wrong!”), studying journalism, and posing for pre-selfie selfies with Ben Bradlee and Sam Donaldson despite the fact that I had a most unfortunate haircut, which earned me the nickname “Scooter.” Thankfully, this was pre-Facebook.
Write to me: kcbaskin(at)gmail(dot)com
Tweet at me: @kcbaskin
Link to me: www.linkedin.com/pub/kara-baskin/4/528/233/
Zodiac sign: Capricorn