Meet Allison Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief @ Modern Luxury Magazine

IN THIS EPISODE OF MEET BRIDGET, WE SIT DOWN WITH ALLISON MITCHELL, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AT MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE. WE DISCUSS THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX TO UNLOCK NEW OPPORTUNITIES, THE IMPORTANCE OF SEEKING MORE RESPONSIBILITY AT WORK, AND CREATIVE WAYS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE SO YOU CAN TURN YOUR CURRENT POSITION INTO YOUR DREAM JOB.

LISTEN IN FOR THE WISDOM ALLISON MITCHELL HAS GATHERED THROUGHOUT HER CAREER – A JOURNEY MARKED BY RESILIENCE THROUGH THE LOSS OF HER MOTHER AND A COMMITMENT TO HONORING THE PAST WHILE CREATING A MEANINGFUL FUTURE.

in this episode:

[03:03] HOW IT WAS GROWING UP FOR ALLISON AS A CHILD.

[07:02] ALLISON’S EXPERIENCE GOING TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL, BEING A GIRL SCOUT, AND GROWING UP WITH A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP OF FRIENDS.

[14:49] DID GOING TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL IMPACT ALLISON’S WORLDVIEW DURING THAT TIME AND EVEN TODAY?

[19:12] GROWING UP, DID ALLISON HAVE ANY INKLING OF WHAT SHE MIGHT WANT TO BE WHEN SHE GREW UP?

[30:24] BEING RAISED AS AN ONLY CHILD WHILE HAVING TWO HALF-BROTHERS.

[35:20] WHAT WAS HIGH SCHOOL LIKE FOR ALLISON?

[45:40] WHEN ALLISON WAS APPLYING FOR COLLEGES, WHAT WAS SHE LOOKING FOR AND WHAT DID SHE WANT TO MAJOR IN?

[52:06] HOW DID ALLISON FEEL SORORITY LIFE IMPACTED HER COLLEGE EXPERIENCE?

[58:25] MAJORING IN JOURNALISM AND INTERNING IN TOP ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA.

[01:03:12] ALLISON TALKS ABOUT HER START AT MODERN LUXURY AND THE BIG MILESTONES SHE MADE THERE.

[01:09:48] “THE ONLY PERSON THAT WILL ADVOCATE FOR YOU AT THE END OF THE DAY IS YOU.” – ALLISON

[01:11:15] IN FIVE YEARS, ALLISON MADE A SERIES OF LEAPS TO BECOMING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.

[01:16:57] ARE THERE CERTAIN PRACTICES, BELIEFS, OR PIECES OF ADVICE THAT ALLISON REALLY STICKS WITH?

[01:20:48] THE EXPERIENCE OF ALLISON’S MOM BEING DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AND HOW IT AFFECTED HER AND HER WORK.

[01:27:00] THE FAST FIVE QUESTIONS.

[01:34:06] IF ALLISON COULD TELL HER MOM ONE THING ABOUT HER CHILDHOOD THAT SHE IS PROUD OF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

about Allison Mitchell

ALLISON MITCHELL HAS A DIVERSE WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY. ALLISON HAS BEEN THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FOR MULTIPLE PUBLICATIONS AT MODERN LUXURY SINCE 2012, OVERSEEING THE PRODUCTION OF 30 ISSUES PER YEAR FOR MAGAZINES SUCH AS VEGAS, MODERN LUXURY RIVIERA ORANGE COUNTY, AND MODERN LUXURY SAN DIEGO.

BEFORE THAT, THEY HELD POSITIONS AS DEPUTY EDITOR AND ASSOCIATE EDITOR FOR JEZEBEL MAGAZINE. ALLISON ALSO WORKED AS THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR FOR NASH MAGAZINE AT CUMULUS MEDIA, WHERE THEY PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN CONCEPTUALIZING AND LAUNCHING THE MAGAZINE. IN ADDITION, ALLISON HAS INTERNED FOR RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS, RED CARPET FASHION LTD, AND NBCUNIVERSAL, INC., WHERE THEY GAINED EXPERIENCE IN ONLINE PUBLISHING, CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS, AND EDITORIAL TASKS.

ALLISON MITCHELL ATTENDED SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FROM 2003 TO 2007, WHERE THEY COMPLETED THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION. ALLISON THEN PURSUED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN JOURNALISM AND ENGLISH LITERATURE AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY FROM 2007 TO 2011.

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