We honestly can’t get enough of these sorts of career trajectories. Mainly because they remind just how critical it can be for aspiring journalists and college students to get their foot in the right door, even when dad is someone famously well-connected.
Susanna Wolff started out at collegehumor.com in 2007 as an intern while attending Columbia University. In 2010, post-grad, she became the articles editor. This month, she has taken over as editor-in-chief. Her predecessor Streeter Seidell is shifting over to an editor-at-large capacity so he can more effectively pursue other his creative endeavors. From today’s announcement:
Over the years, Wolff has written more than 500 articles for College Humor, including the hit article “Facebook News Feed History of the World,” in which she translated the entire history of the world into the style of Facebook News Feeds…
“Susanna is one of the sharpest and funniest people I’ve ever met, and that’s been apparent since she came aboard as an intern,” says collegehumor.com co-founder Ricky Van Veen. “Her sensibility ranges from lowbrow to highbrow, which is perfect for us.”
Seidell does stand-up and is also the co-host of MTV series Pranked, alongside College Humor colleague Amir Blumenfeld. His next book, the blog-inspired White Wine, will be published in October.
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