Inside the Editor’s Mind: Better Marketing— Brittany Jezouit

An interview with the editor of one of Medium’s largest publications — her advice for writers, her selection process, her writing, and life outside Medium

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Photo of Brittany Jezouit in Udaipur, India. Photo provided by Brittany Jezouit.
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What makes an article stand out to you?

What is your process for selecting an article?

Do you have editors supporting you? How are decision making and coordination conducted?

If research is submitted, is it checked and validated?

What is a rough percentage of articles accepted of the total submissions received?

Did you ever have a story that left a lasting impression on you?

How did you become an editor for this publication?

You recently took on this role, do you have a specific vision for where you would like to take the publication? What are some of the changes you are wanting to create since you took over?

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If you could give one piece of advice to people submitting to your publication, what would it be?

What is the most common reason you reject an article?

What would result in an instant rejection?

How much does the author’s profile/number of followers/writing history affect your decision to select their article?

What is the typical response time for a submission?

Do you always leave a response? Should we follow up if we don’t get a response?

How can writers make it easier for you?

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What do you enjoy writing about?

What is the biggest lesson you have learned as a writer?

What are your personal goals as a writer?

Provide links to your mailing list/books/social media if you want to share it with readers.

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Who are you outside of writing / What are you passionate about outside of writing?

What is something about you that most people wouldn’t expect?

What brings you joy every day?

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