Jessica Lipsky

Brooklyn, New York



Newsweek Deputy Breaking News Editor

2018 - PRESENT

  • Assigning editor for breaking news desk.

  • Responsibilities include ideation, line editing and monitoring analytics on a daily beat for a staff of 20 writers.

Freelance Hustle —Contributor

2010 - PRESENT

  • Freelance contributor to Salon, Vice, Billboard, The Independent, Consequence of Sound, Remezcla, Paste Magazine, LA Weekly, SF Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Red Bull Music Academy, Timeline and others.
  • Beats include culture, politics, music, social justice and technology.  

Salon Media Group  — Editor


  • Interim editor responsible for managing breaking politics news desk and technology/innovation coverage. Oversaw the editorial budget, assigned and line edited the work of staff and freelancers.
  • Video team editor in charge of creating and editing scripts for broadcast and web copy.
  • Homepage editor in charge of site maintenance, analytics.
  • Monitored and updated homepage to achieve increased unique visits and return rates.
  • Contributor to culture, technology and politics desks.

Thrillist Media Group — Cities Editor, Contributor

2016 - 2017

  •  Editor/reporter covering city trends, lifestyle news, and food and drink for Thrillist cities.
  •  Responsible for management, assigning and budget of eight city verticals across the U.S. as well as more than 20 freelance writers.
  • Monitored web analytics and story performance across several metrics to improve page views and return rates.

EE Times — Associate Editor

2013 -  2016

  • Reporter and editor for the premier electronics trade publication, a division of UBM, a publicly traded multi-national media company.
  • Beats include breaking trends in mobile communications, networking, sensors and the Internet of Things hardware, as well general semiconductor industry coverage.
  • Responsible for daily publishing operations including editorial budget, website maintenance and coordination with staff and freelancers.

Embarcadero Media Editor

2010 - 2013

  •  Responsible for editorial content and assigning for three distinct hyper-local news websites in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Closely followed county corruption scandals, overpopulation and planning issues, as well as focused features on oddities and important local figures.  
  • Oversaw a staff of writers, freelancers and designers to increase readership and overcome financial deficits.
  •  Organized and co-moderated several televised debates for local government candidates.
  • Strategized with sales department to create partnerships with local business organizations for editorial and promotional ends.

KUSF 90.3 FM/SFCR, Producer, Events Director and News Coordinator

2007 - 2016

  •  Host and producer with first-line responsibility for weekly 2 to 3-hour new music program.
  •   Responsible for producing institutional public service announcements and promotional spots.
  •   News and public information coordinator responsible for setting up media contacts and issuing press releases.
  •   Coordinator and music venue liaison for promotional events.  


WordPress, Joomla and other content management systems

Search engine optimization and social media management

Web analytics: Chartbeat, Omniture and Google Analytics  

  • Protools, Dalet and Final Cut Express



San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA B.A. Journalism
Magna Cum Laude


Basic Spanish proficiency