Benjamin Snyder is an editor and writer living in New York City.
At Odyssey, Ben served as an assistant managing editor where he launched a news team with over 35 writers covering trending news subjects. He led a team of five editors and trained budding reporters to work with AP Style. Ben mentored them daily on creating unique angles surrounding daily news. In addition, he managed a team of 20 editors who oversee over 200 contributing writers. Odyssey receives its traffic through organic postings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, Pinterest and Instagram and boasts over 20 million unique visitors per month with a focus on a millennial audience.
In the past, Ben served as Associate Editor at Fortune Magazine where he led the website’s news coverage. He was also in charge of launching the website’s sports business vertical. Ben earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in May 2014.
Ben is currently in the process of finishing a tennis history book with Billie Jean King through Simon & Schuster.
His work has appeared in a variety of publications both online and in print, including Backchannel, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Tennis Magazine, CNN.com, Yahoo.com, AOL.com, and Entrepreneur.com. His work has appeared on the websites of numerous tennis tournaments internationally, including for the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Western & Southern Open.
In graduate school at Columbia, he took classes in feature writing, book writing, investigative reporting and multimedia skills. Ben graduated from Goucher College with degrees in American studies and communications. There, he served as editor of his college newspaper and as a four-year letter winner on the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team. Ben studied abroad at the University of Oxford during his junior year.
Ben also has experience in non-profit communications, having worked for a year at the United States Tennis Association as a communications coordinator during his time at Columbia.
For examples of his work, please view his portfolio.