Moná Thomas

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Location
Brooklyn, NY
School
St. John's University
Expertise
Lifestyle, Celebrity News, TV, Movies
  • Moná is an Editor for Nicki Swift
  • They have written for entertainment news outlets in the past including VIBE, The Things, Narcity, UrbanGeekz, Popdust, and more.
  • They have participated in events, webinars, and have sat on panels discussing the ethics, growth, and future of the entertainment news industry in hopes of guiding next-gen writers.

Experience

Moná has worked as a professional editor and writer for about five years. Their journey as a pop culture writer began at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York, as a staff writer for the school's student newspaper, The Torch, where they focused on new music, arts and culture, and local news. They interned with VIBE magazine and went into marketing as a copy writer and editor for small businesses following graduation. This path transitioned into being a full-time freelance copy editor for influencers and content creators. Almost accidentally, they found a passion for journalism again and wrote articles for a variety of websites before landing an Associate Editor position at Narcity Media in 2019. Currently, Moná works as a News Editor for Nicki Swift. They are also building a creative brand hyper-focused on the spirituality and wellness practices of our favorite celebrities.

Education

Moná graduated from St. John's University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications. During their collegiate years, they wrote for the school's official student newspaper, The Torch, and organized the blog for Haraya: The Pan-African Students Coalition.
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