I am a New York-based writer and editor with over 20 years of experience working in books, magazines and websites.
I am always looking for new and exciting projects.
Shana Liebman has been a writer and editor in New York for almost 20 years. After graduating from Brown University with an honors BA in English, she became a reporter for the New York Observer. In 1997, she joined the startup team for PAPER Magazine’s seminal website (papermag.com), where she wrote and edited the majority of content. In 1999, she became arts editor of EdificeRex, Manhattan’s first real-estate-based portal designed to foster community and provide building-specific services, along with editorial content.
In 2000, she was accepted into Columbia’s MFA program in fiction writing where she worked with Jonathan Franzen and Ben Marcus. After graduating, she became the Managing Editor of The Independent, a film and video monthly, and eventually took over as Editor in Chief in 2004. A year later, Shana became the arts editor for HEEB Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to New York Magazine. During this time she also contributed to the Travel & Leisure book The World’s Greatest Hotels, Resorts & Spas, and launched and produced the acclaimed Heeb Storytelling series at Joe’s Pub.
In 2006 she became the Deputy Editor of Endless Vacation, a custom published monthly for clients of RCI (the world’s largest time-share exchange company) where she planned editorial content, as well as wrote and edited travel features, assisted with layout, and managed the budget. She left this position in 2008 when Hachette bought her book, Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Anthology, a collection of stories told on stage by Andy Borowitz, Joel Stein, Michael Showalter, Darin Strauss, Laura Silverman, among others.
In late 2009, ten days after Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish was published, she gave birth to her first son, and continued to work remotely through the birth of her second son, including as the first fiction editor of GOOD Magazine, a regular contributor to Brooklyn Based and as the Managing Editor of Mosaic Magazine, a custom published magazine for clients of Morgan Stanley.
She is now actively seeking any interesting editorial jobs and assignments.