Benjamin Snyder is a writer with a flair for capturing action through thoughtfully constructed prose.
With seven years of experience contributing to various media outlets, Ben’s interests expand to a wide range of topics, including tennis, technology, business, popular culture, lifestyle, education, and the environment.
For examples of his journalistic work, please view his portfolio.
Ben is a contributing writer to the New York Times’ Straight Sets tennis blog. He has also worked for the websites of two of the world’s largest tennis tournaments, the US Open and Wimbledon. While realizing his dream to cover the events, Ben enjoyed the opportunity to write about Kim Clijsters’ last professional singles match, Roger Federer’s championship match against Andy Murray, and Yaroslava Shvedova’s ‘golden set’ (one of the rarest feats in professional sport), among other compelling stories.
Passionate about tennis as a lifelong player, fan and blogger, Ben served as a production assistant at the 2011 US Open and as the Official Tournament Reporter for the Western & Southern Open. Ben has contributed to Billie Jean King’s World Team Tennis and worked as an intern for the website of Tennis Magazine, developing a system by which to generate content for both World Team Tennis and Tennis.com through their newly formed partnership at the time.
Additionally, Ben has worked as a contributor for Fortune.com and was published on CNN.com as the website’s youngest contributor for both. During his time with Time Inc., his work also appeared on Yahoo.com.
He currently serves as the Managing Editor for The Quindecim student newspaper’s 100th anniversary volume. At the University of Oxford, where he studied abroad for a year, Ben wrote tennis commentary pieces for The Oxford Student.
Ben is also skilled in managing social media content and is a budding photographer looking to complement his articles with images.