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Rising Star: Molly Battles Found Her Voice Helping Others Find Theirs

Molly Battles' roots are in television, but she's found her place in magazine media. The 29-year-old 2016 Rising Star honoree works tirelessly to lift her brands, and position editors so they and their content find the spotlight. Currently the senior PR manager for the Bonnier Lifestyle Group, she regularly books editors on major national outlets discussing important topics like the reality…

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Rising Stars: EW's Madeline Boardman On Nostalgia and Continuing a Legacy

Coming from Seattle, where Patagonia and Gore-Tex is “the raddest fashion,” spending a summer at W surrounded by couture in the closet sounds a bit surreal. However, that was Madeline Boardman’s reality the summer after her sophomore year at Northwestern University. The current digital features editor at Entertainment Weekly says…

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Rising Stars: MSW's Colleen Banks On the Jump From Events to Editorial

Colleen Banks, associate style editor at Martha Stewart Weddings, didn’t necessarily choose the magazine media industry. If anything, she chose Martha Stewart. But her path changed course after assisting on events with Darcy Miller, MSW’s editor-at-large. Banks, 28, had recently graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT with a degree…

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Rising Star: FIG's Tara Melvin On Making It in Media

Tara Melvin was brought on as an unpaid intern at Us Weekly right after graduating from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College in 2010. The current associate director of integrated marketing at Condé Nast's Food Innovation Group packed her bags and brought her 6-month-old puppy half way across the country from her…

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Rising Stars: Yoonj Kim On How Playboy Is Breaking New Ground In Video

Yoonj Kim’s career in media began with a tweet. Currently a producer and correspondent at Playboy, she'd just graduated college when an op-ed she wrote on race in the media industry was picked up by The Washington Post. The story was sent out on social media and producer Mitch Koss saw…

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Rising Stars: Alex Hopson Cooks up the Content That Major Brands Consume

Alex Hopson hadn't originally set his sights on the magazine industry. There were, however, several brands that he really wanted the opportunity to work with. Coming from a content production background, he wanted the chance to create content for his audience on behalf of other brands. For the 29-year-old associate director…

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Rising Stars: Cosmo's Danielle Tullo Doesn't Want You to Be Hangry

Millennial women know that they can go to Cosmopolitan.com if they want to learn how to create a flawless cat eye or read about politics. Danielle Tullo, associate lifestyle editor at the brand, also wants readers to turn to Cosmo when they’re looking for entertaining ideas or just want to be entertained by…

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Rising Stars: Ruthie Friedlander Turns Her Fashionable Experience Into Views

For Ruthie Friedlander, site director at InStyle.com, photos of Kate Moss and Christy Turlington were, from a very early age, as important as researching trends, learning reading about up-and-coming actresses, and learning about designers. “I became totally addicted to fashion,” she says. Friedlander, 29, joined Time Inc. from The Wall Group, where she was creative…

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Rising Stars: Bloomberg's Custom Ad Builds are Music to Dave Giumara's Ears

Music pulled Dave Giumara into magazine media. The global head of digital trafficking at Bloomberg taught himself code and created a few music related websites while still in high school. Years later, he interviewed at a B2B company and connected with the VP of Media there because of their similar taste…

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Rising Stars: Tyler Stewart Brings a Fashionable Vision to GQ

You don’t need a ton of experience to be great at what you do. Tyler Stewart, associate director of integrated marketing at GQ, is a testament to that. The 28-year-old admits that he had almost no knowledge of the media industry before he landed at the brand. Stewart spent the…