Mallory Carra, Longtime Journalist; West Coast Media Jobs

Season 1 | Episode 156
43m | Jan 9, 2024

On this episode we’re joined by Mallory Carra. Mallory is a journalist, editor and professor who has experience in print, digital, and audio.

Among many projects, she’s currently teaching journalism at USC, is the lead producer of the soon-released Electric Futures Podcast, and publishes a job listings newsletter, West Coast Media Jobs.

She formerly wrote for Bustle and wrote and edited podcast episodes for Parcast Studios.

Mallory talked about what she learned at each of her jobs, from covering the outdoors in Tennessee to coming up with clever ways to handle celebrity interviews at Bustle, to writing first-person experience taking a stunt-fighting class to writing podcast episodes about September 11, 2001 for Spotify.

She also explained the purpose of her newsletter, the current projects she’s working on and why she’s so passionate about pushing for paid editing tests.

Mallory’s salute: The Asian-American Journalists Association and all journalism affinity groups

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