Hey There! I’m Megan.
I’m glad you’re here. I’m Megan Mowery—journalism and political science student at Drake University, ASME Intern at Ad Age, former editor in chief of Drake Magazine, former editorial apprentice at the Better Homes & Gardens Crafts Group. Well, those are the formal titles, anyway. I’m also a native Wisconsinite, a lover of reading and the outdoors, a passionate consumer of cheese, and an avid wine drinker. If I had all the free time in the world, I’d spend it curled up in a coffeeshop reading a book and listening to jazz. I spent last summer living and interning in Washington, D.C., and I absolutely fell in love with the city and everything it has to offer. This summer in NYC I’m doing the same.
My overarching passion is media and all its forms. A magazine nerd at heart, over the years I’ve also grown appreciation for web content, social media, podcasting, and all the ways they can be used together to cultivate a brand’s presence and impact. I’ve had the opportunity to help manage our brand’s social media as well as create digital content for the BHG Crafts Group, and it awoke in me a passion I didn’t know I had.
Looking forward, I’m devouring this summer in New York City as an intern for Ad Age through the American Society of Magazine Editors’ summer internship program. My aim is to use the summer as a “test run” to see if I’d be interested in moving to New York City full-time after graduation. I’m absolutely in love with the city, but also terrified, in the way that NYC-newbies often are.
My plans are still up in the air. I may move to NYC to pursue a career in magazine journalism. I may move back to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career in politics in some capacity, whether for a politician or a thinktank or government agency. I may move back home to Madison, Wisconsin to work in local journalism. Or I may stay in Des Moines and further my career at Meredith Corporation, now the largest magazine publishing company in the country. Whatever I end up doing, I still have time to decide—for now, I’d prefer to finish out my last college summer in peace and save the job stress for the future.