Maureen Mackey has many years of experience as a manager of editorial teams, and for nearly two years she has helped shape the content and strategy at LifeZette, including day-to-day management and oversight of the daily publishing schedule, staff, process and style. She has focused particularly on the parenting, pop culture, faith and health subject areas as top editor and been responsible for driving timely, compelling and cutting-edge coverage in those verticals. She has brought in new editors, new writers, and new approaches to storytelling.
Before LifeZette, Maureen served as managing editor for five years at The Fiscal Times, where, in addition to editing much of the daily content and contributing to the site’s overall strategy, she also wrote about work-life balance, college costs, leadership issues and other topics. She helped the site win a MIN Award in 2011 for Best New Site and helped edit its first print edition.
Her editing and management experience runs deep and wide: Previously she was a senior editor in the magazine world, where for 10 years she served as a features and books editor at Reader’s Digest, excerpting some of the top nonfiction books each year for a consumer-focused magazine audience, and delivering original pieces for each monthly issue in the lifestyle, memoir, and drama subject areas. She also managed the publication’s annual Best of America issue for four years in a row, spearheaded a special holiday issue, and helped the publication win a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2009.
Prior to that, she was a book editor with a focus on history, memoir, inspiration and true crime. She has worked for many clients as an editor, writer, and ghostwriter. Her work has appeared in Fox News, The New York Times, The Week, Yahoo, CNBC, Inc.com, Publishers Weekly, Fordham Magazine and other outlets. Twitter: @maurmack