Carrie Courogen is a writer and social media strategist based in New York, NY. She currently works with Condé Nast, where she serves as social media manager for The Scene (of #HurtBae fame). Prior to Condé Nast, she spent two and a half years starting her career on the agency level as a social media and digital PR coordinator for independent films, television shows, and entertainment and lifestyle brands.
In addition to her work in social media, she has worked extensively as a journalist for the past nine years. Carrie is a graduate of New York University, where she double majored in journalism and politics, graduating with honors and a Founders Day Award for academic excellence. While at NYU, she pursued editorial opportunities with major national publications, including Teen Vogue, where she served as an online editorial intern and later became the magazine’s first social media intern, and the New York Daily News, where she wrote both daily online content and longform profiles and features that appeared in weekend print editions of the paper.
Additionally, Carrie filled multiple senior editorial roles at the Washington Square News, NYU’s award-winning, independent student newspaper with a print and online readership of over 75,000. As fashion editor, she oversaw a staff of 30 writers, wrote and edited daily content for print and online, coordinated extensive web and print coverage of New York Fashion Week, and served as the editor-in-chief of a bi-annual fashion issue. As a senior editor, she worked with a small team of senior staff to edit and oversee a staff of more than 100 writers, while contributing celebrity interview features, coverage of events like NYFW, and breaking news reporting of Hurricane Sandy.
Carrie’s most recent work is intensely focused on music, rock and roll, and entertainment. She has contributed to outlets like the Atlantic’s Quartz, where she wrote about Taylor Swift and the music industry’s battle with Apple, and Bustle, where she wrote pieces on where successful, iconic women were in their 20s — which went viral on site, social, and syndication with the Huffington Post — as well as covered events like the opening of Stevie Nicks’s self-portrait gallery. Additionally, she served as music coordinator for former Fleetwood Mac producer Richard Dashut’s short-lived site, where she reviewed new music and live concerts. In early 2016, Carrie was chosen by SiriusXM host and Director of Media Relations at eOne Music Eric Alper to contribute thoughts on Buckingham Nicks for his long-running “Music Industry’s Most-Beloved Albums” feature.
From 2016 to early 2017, Courogen was one of four founding members of the online publication Inspirer (which grew to more than 3.5M unique visitors in one year),where she has interviewed artists and actors like Pat Benatar, Greta Morgan, Eva Longoria, and Jen Kirkman, written essays about pop culture moments like Lemonade, and covered events like Night of 1000 Stevies and Emmylou Harris’s Concert for Refugees.
While she’s open to a variety of music, Courogen’s area of expertise is the classic rock beat, and her pieces on Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks in particular have been overwhelmingly popular, garnering more than 30,000 views and 5,000 shares across multiple platforms. Her writing on the subject has been praised by fans, influential fan sites, and media and journalism professionals as heartfelt, extensive, and the leading voice of the millennial viewpoint.
Currently, Courogen juggles a couple of side hustles: She is the co-host and editor of ‘77 Music Club, a recently launched podcast about classic — and often overlooked — albums, while continuing to write freelance articles for various outlets and more personal think pieces here. She’s also working on her first non-fiction book, so if you’re wondering when she sleeps, the answer is Red Bull.
Aside from writing, Carrie enjoys running (highlights include a 3:53 NYC Marathon in 2011), reading, and hunting (for vinyl). In her free time, she can be found listening to the same music as your parents. She would very much love to talk to you about rock and roll, New York in the ‘70s, and the importance of lady heroes for young women.