Observer chronicles the people and trends rapidly changing our world. Observer curates expert opinions and recommendations. Observer celebrates an elite group of leaders in industries we believe matter most. Observer’s mission is rooted in daily exploration of the powerful people behind the world’s most interesting, successful and innovative ideas, companies and trends.

Observer is led by Chief Executive Officer James R Freiman (james@observer.com) and VP of Content Strategy Merin Curotto (merin@observer.com).

Sissi Cao, Business Editor (pitch: business@observer.com)
Morgan Halberg, Travel & Lifestyle Editor (pitch: lifestyle@observer.com)
Joe Levy, Entertainment Editor (pitch: entertainment@observer.com)
Rex Reed, Film Critic
Sonia Rubeck, Editorial Assistant
Christa Terry, Culture Editor (pitch: artnews@observer.com)
Alexandra Tremayne-Pengelly, Arts Reporter
Farah AbdessamadOliver Jones
Margaret AbramsAllie Lebos
Laura BabiakRob LeDonne
Christopher CorwinMeredith Lepore
David CoteAnnie Levin
Dan DurayJasmine Lobe
Marissa DeSantisNeal Pollack
Andrew EilDylan Roth
Gabrielle FerrariNadja Sayej
Daniel GrantCaedra Scott-Flaherty
Harry HaunShreyas Sinha
Brad JapheAndy Wang
Rich JaroslovskyEmily Zemler
Paul Jebara


Observer accepts editorial, photography and social media interns throughout the year, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Learn more about our internship program.


Observer is currently expanding coverage in the following areas: Auctions, Artificial Intelligence, Banking, Books, Climate Change, Digital Art/NFTs, Dining, Economy, Electric Vehicles, Finance, Galleries, Media, Museums, Philanthropy, Policy, Social Media, Space, Streaming and Technology. To pitch our team, please contact the appropriate section head at the corresponding email addresses listed above (“Editorial Team”), making sure to include links to your recently published work along with at least 2-3 fully fleshed-out story ideas. Due to the volume of pitches we receive, we are unlikely to respond to any emails that omit this information.


Observer welcomes business leaders with robust experience to share informed opinions about the people, events and trends impacting the industries we cover. Expert Insights is a collection of thoughtful and timely opinion pieces from business leaders who bring deep (and often rare) understandings of how and why ideas move across industries to impact the flow of capital and drive innovation. These expert contributors identify, connect and translate trends in media, tech, finance, arts, entertainment, hospitality, retail and beyond. Most importantly, they can explain the roles of policy and culture in shaping these narratives.

Please email merin@observer.com to learn more about joining our network.


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