Foram Mehta

Journalist & Editor
 

About Me

Hi, I'm Foram! I'm a storyteller for the digital age. I love words, and I'm passionate about crafting an experience using them. I'm keenly aware of the power content has to make or break trust, evoke emotion, and spur people to action. That's why I'm here.

 

As a freelance journalist, editor, and content expert, I have 7+ years of experience in creating content and managing programs for startups, nonprofits, and online media. Clients and publications include Northwell Health, NYU Langone Health, Pratham USA, The New York Times,  Marie Claire, The Independent, The Bold Italic, Huff Post, Brown Girl Magazine, and more.

 

Some highlights of my career also include being an assistant producer for a documentary film and the assistant editor/ghostwriter for a healthcare guidebook for patients and their families. I have a penchant for health and wellness, humanitarian and environmental causes, social justice, and the arts, and I'm actively searching for ways to fuel these passions. 

 

There's no doubt about it: Stories can change the world, and I'm working on writing the next one that will. 

 

 

Work Experience

Brown Boy Editor

Brown Girl Magazine

April 2018 — Present

  • Debuted Brown Boy vertical as founding editor and currently manage the first-ever all-male team of writers

  • Commission 2-4 monthly articles and plan content for editorial calendar, including personal essays, op-eds, service pieces, celebrity profiles, and reported articles

  • Coach writers on mechanics of effective storytelling, including refining pitches, experimenting with story structures, writing for AP Style, and writing engaging headlines

  • Attend remote editorial meetings monthly to brainstorm new content, collaborate with fellow editors and EIC, and to share learnings

Content Manager

Platphorm Corp.

Dec 2017 — Dec 2018

  • Spearheaded launch and managed all editorial and administrative operations for a weekly lifestyle email newsletter, acquiring 22,00+ subscribers in six months, maintaining a 26 % average open rate 

  • Led a team of writers and commissioned weekly assignments on topics like love and relationships, health and wellness, money and finances, career, and parenting

  • Created and managed updates to style guide for internal and external use, ensuring all creative assets adhered to brand voice.

  • Served as the lead copywriter, creating UI/UX for mobile and web apps, marketing emails, and organic and paid social content.

  • Collaborated regularly with growth marketing manager, UI/UX designer, customer operations and dev teams to streamline processes and alignment on brand voice and style.

  • Advised marketing coordinator on optimizing organic social media strategy and day-to-day community management tasks

  • Worked hand-in-hand with marketing agency to conceptualize new acquisition campaigns and creative assets and to tweak audience targeting parameters 

Associate Wellness Editor
(Formerly Freelance Writer)

Healthline Media

July 2016—Dec 2017

  • Wrote and edited up to 40 monthly features, personal essays, trending stories, and link-building projects as a core member of the newly established Wellness editorial team

  • Recruited, directed, and advised a team of 20+ freelance writers across health, wellness, parenting, pregnancy, and condition-specific verticals, ensuring articles were factual and aligned with brand voice

  • Collaborated with the medical reviewer, copy edit, design, and production teams to ensure medical accuracy, adherence to brand voice, and to create original visual assets for articles

  • Implemented cross-functional processes to streamline internal and inter-department workflow

  • Co-designed a custom dashboard with the analytics team to enable laser-focused insight on key metrics, informing future strategic decisions  

Content Manager

Roomi Inc.

April 2015—June 2016

  • Launched content program/e-magazine TheCoLife.com, serving as managing editor to write & edit SEO-friendly content for 15 U.S. markets on topics, such as: real estate news, renters rights, roommate relationship advice, expert interviews, etc.

  • Organized and mentored 8+ freelance writers, managed editorial calendar, and published 300+ multimedia posts over one year

  • Composed and enforced editorial guidelines to align with brand voice, SEO best practices, and AP Style across all content

  •  Owned all copywriting projects for marketing creatives, including: emails, paid media, Help center, and UI/UX copy

  • Devised and executed email marketing campaigns, using A/B testing for new market launches, re-engagement, etc., maintaining a 35% average open rate and 4% CTR

  • Assisted with PR duties to pitch and secure placements in niche media, including India.com, Brick Underground, and The Daily Texan

 

Education

Bachelors of Journalism

The University of Texas at Austin

May/2011

  • Concentration: Broadcast News

  • First recipient of the Betty Nguyen Scholarship for Asian American broadcast students

 

Contact Me

On the hunt for a dynamic writer and editor? Need someone to write pithy copy for your product/service? Or just want to learn more about what I can do? Get in touch. I'm always ready to work on the next big thing. 

 

Oh, and I'd be remiss if I didn't ask you to check me out on social, below. :) 

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