MICHAEL G. BANKA
Energetic, hands-on professional highly skilled in all aspects of editorial, including ideation, editing, proofreading, writing, interviewing, content marketing, partnering with internal stakeholders, working with staff and freelancers, managing multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines, working with vendors and driving circulation.
Senior Editor: HudsonMOD, New York, NY & Montclair, NJ 2014-present
Perform diverse editorial duties for this New York/New Jersey affluent-lifestyle magazine. Assign articles to writers; edit manuscripts; write features, captions and headlines; conduct interviews with celebrities and business leaders; proofread layouts and check proofs for quality and accuracy. Position also requires editing and writing duties for medical magazine custom-published for NJ Top Docs organization, including interviewing 10 to 20 doctors per issue.
Freelance Editor: RENARD PUBLISHING, Springfield, NJ 1999-2014
Edit and proofread the trade publication Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology.
Editor: CTB PUBLISHING, Millburn, NJ 1997 – 2012
Supervised editorial, production and advertising staff for this regional New Jersey lifestyle magazine. Assigned articles to writers; edited manuscripts; wrote features, columns, captions and headlines; proofread layouts and checked proofs for quality and accuracy; did occasional onsite press checks; negotiated contracts with vendors.
Editor: 25/45 COMMUNICATIONS, New York, NY
After being hired as the copy editor for this publisher of three consumer titles, rapidly progressed from associate editor to managing editor to editor.
Freelance Writer: ELLE.com, New York, NY 2009-present
Write celebrity interviews. Interviewees have included Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Jeff Bridges, Liam Neeson, Jodie Foster, Robert Redford and Gary Oldman.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Brunswick, NJ
BA, English and Communications