Explore a Career in Travel Writing: A Chat with Jennifer Flowers

Every considered travel writing? Exploring the ways to access a role in magazine publishing. Looking for ways to travel, explore, and research, and get paid to do it? Let’s chat about how the magazine publishing world is changing, what its like to do freelance work, insights on grad school, and anything else that comes to mind.

Friday, April 29th, 1:00pm
Career Center Carriage House
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Jennifer Flowers is a writer, editor, and content strategist with close to 20 years of experience in magazines, newspapers, and digital-first media companies. She’s the Sustainability Correspondent at AFAR Media, a mission-driven consumer travel magazine where she was the New York City-based deputy editor for five years. Before that, she worked at Travel + Leisure magazine, where she held positions including hotels and food editor and travel news editor. As a freelancer, she collaborates with a range of publications including Travel + Leisure, AFAR, the Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, and Bloomberg Businessweek, and she recently spearheaded the launch of a new travel section in the Seattle Times. This year, her essay work in Bloomberg Businessweek was recognized by the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Jenn was born as a U.S. citizen abroad in Southeast Asia, and thanks to her dad’s hotel career, she’s called several hotels home. She majored in art history and studio art at Santa Clara University, and spent a life-changing undergrad year studying abroad with Syracuse in Florence. After getting her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University, and completing a journalism internship in Rome with the Associate Press, she started out in newspapers before pivoting to consumer travel magazines in New York City. Today she’s living the digital nomad life, and splits her time between Seattle and New York City.

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