Jen O'Brien is an award-winning digital editor with 10+ years of experience managing some of Canada's top lifestyle websites.
She began her career in web publishing at Chatelaine, Canada's leading women's media brand, in 2007 where after a year she was leading the online editorial strategy as senior editor. She went on to become executive editor at Weddingbells.ca, Canada's top wedding website reaching 70 percent of Canadian brides each year. During her time at Weddingbells.ca she more than doubled the brand's traffic, grew its social audience from a few thousand followers to over a quarter of a million followers and won several industry awards for excellence in web publishing.
Jen's expertise has been featured on ET Canada, CBC Radio, Newstalk 1010, CHCH Morning Live and in The Globe and Mail.
Her writing has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers and websites across Canada including CBC.ca, The Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Weddingbells, Outpost, glow, Connected, Canadianliving.com, Fashionmagazine.com, Flare.com, The Coast, Halifax's alternative newsweekly and The Westerly, a newspaper in Ucluelet, B.C.
There was also a brief two-year stint at a plumbing magazine shortly after j-school, but if you want to hear about that, cocktails are required.