Andrea shared some amazing advice for aspiring magazine editors, revealed her favorite beauty products and even gave us a peek inside her office. And if you don’t already follow Andrea on Twitter, you should. She is always witty and hilarious. Want to know more? Check out the Q&A below!
What’s your best advice for aspiring magazine editors?
Andrea: Follow your favorite editors on social media. It’s flattering and a great entry point for an email.
What is the most fun part of working at PEOPLE Magazine?
Andrea: The morning meetings. Our Editorial Director Jess Cagle and Deputy Editor Henry Goldblatt are both hilarious.
What can an intern do to really impress his or her boss?
Andrea: Take on something that no one else wants to do or knows how to do. Like figure out Snapchat!
What do editors at PEOPLE Magazine look for in a pitch from freelancers?
Andrea: We don’t use freelancers in my department, but I’d want pitches for stories I wouldn’t think of myself.
What are your top five beauty essentials?
Andrea: Eyelash curler, Love Amika curling iron, NARS tinted moisturizer, Dove body wash and Maybelline mascara.
I’m dying to see the inside of your PEOPLE magazine office. Can you share a selfie?
Andrea: I need concealer and better lighting!
And my “mini” beauty closet in my office.
Have you been able to inject your personality into your work without conflict?
Andrea: Yes! I’m always relieved when I still have a job Tuesday morning. Maybe someone in HR is a Bachelor fan?
What’s your secret to coming up with the funniest tweets? (Especially your live tweets of The Bachelor!)
Andrea: Lots of wine, no filter.
Who is your favorite celebrity to draw style inspiration from right now and why?
Andrea: North West. Kidding (sort of). I love everything Nicole Richie wears.
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
What did you do in college to prepare for your career? What do you wish you’d done?
Andrea: I worked at the Student Voice as a features editor. I wish I started a blog but they didn’t exist.
What’s one thing you learned from a professor at Newhouse that you’ll never forget?
Andrea: One thing? I learned EVERYTHING from Professor Glavin, Professor Chessher and Dean Rubin.