Susannah Locke


I'm currently the editor of special projects at Vox, where we explain the world — and love charts. Before that, I was a writer there and an editor at Popular Science magazine.

I've shortened this resume for the web. For the full deal, please contact me.

Special Projects Editor, Vox
Manages and edits features and interactives, collaborating with designers, programmers, and reporters and making sure the final product meets the standards for our most ambitious work.

Leads strategic planning for new website sections, CMS development, and emerging storytelling platforms.

Runs the site’s evergreen publishing program.

Devises protocols for creating graphics, features, and experimental ventures, including brainstorming, design, user testing, and story promotion.

Writes guides on how to Vox, including ones on our editorial process, on editing, and on image research.

Trained dozens of new hires on Vox’s methods and philosophy.

Took on ever-shifting responsibilities as the outlet expanded from 22 to 103 staffers across five offices.

Associate Editor, Vox

Science Reporter, Vox

Senior Associate Editor, Popular Science
Ran the print science news section, including recruiting and overseeing freelance writers, conceiving stories, commissioning original art, and working with fact checkers.

Associate Editor, Popular Science

Assistant Editor, Popular Science

Web Intern, Scientific American
September 2008–December 2008
Wrote news stories, blogged, and recorded podcasts.

Editor-in-Chief, Scienceline
May 2008–December 2008
Directed web staff of 28, managed workflow, and determined editing assignments.

Editorial Intern, Discover
May 2008–August 2008
Researched, fact-checked, and wrote stories for print and web.

Biology Research Technician, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Investigated how nerve cells die. You can read my one and only scientific paper here. Some of those figures are mine.

Master of Arts in journalism, New York University
Advanced Certificate in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting (SHERP program)
Bachelor of Science in molecular biology, Haverford College
Minor in psychology.