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Pamela Weintraub

Literary & Investigative Science Journalist

For more about Pamela Weintraub see   http://www.astralgia.com   


 December 2007-present. Discover, Senior Editor. 

 2005-2007. Psychology Today, Consulting Editor.  Conceived, acquired, and edited two features an issue. Topics included  personal transformation, growth, and, relationships, mind-body health, cultural trends, and cutting-edge findings from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience. 

 2005-2007. MAMM Magazine. Executive Editor, May 2005-May 2006; Editor-at-Large, June 2006-February 2007; Executive Editor, March-December 2007.  As top staff editor for this 200,000 circ. magazine for women with breast cancer, I reported directly to the publisher. I conceived the line-up for each issue, from news stories to columns to profiles and features. Worked with staff, from assistant editors to art director, on very aspect of magazine editorial and production. Beat ranged from biomedical breakthroughs and exploration of emotional territory (like hope, intimacy and resilience) to personality profiles and women's service.

 1999-2004. Consulting, Writing, Editing.  Wrote four books: Bioterrorism (Citadel, 2002); Pre-parenting: Nurturing Your Child from Conception (Simon & Schuster, 2002); The Complete Idiot™s Guide to Surviving Divorce (MacMillan, 2005, 3rd version,) and ghostwriter for The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Anti-depression Diet and Brain Program (Free Press, 2001). Edited special sections on health, travel, and the environment for Newsweek International.Wrote many freelance articles for national magazines.Developed content and community-based web sites. Started an Internet company, Tools for Health, which received millions of dollars in funding and is currently in the black. Other specific projects are detailed below, under topic categories.

  Omni Internet,Editor-in-Chief, 1996-1998. Conceived and directed the transformation of the print version of OMNI Magazine into a multi-award-winning web site at the dawn of the Internet era, creating one of the largest and most popular content destinations of the day. Supervised all editorial, production, design, and programming, providing living web-based journalism based on interactive, real-time content and web communities.  Created “OMNI Prime Time,” consisting of six nightly web shows a week, on topics ranging from health to anomalies to the environment, with a name guest for each production.Managed budget and staff, including 6 full-time editors, two programmers, and literally dozens of freelancers.  Forged a wide variety of relationships with entertainment and business partners to drive traffic and generate revenue streams.  Accompanied marketing staff to help pitch to advertisers.


Omni Magazine, 1981-1996

   Editor at Large, 1990-1996.Acquired, edited, wrote, and rewrote feature stories and coordinated production of entire issues.

   Senior Editor, 1984-1990. Acquired and edited feature stories and supervised production of issues.

   Associate Editor, 1981-1984.Handled features and columns on a wide range of subjects, including health and medicine, computers, and the environment. 


 Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic, St. Martin's Press, June 2008

 Bioterrorism: How to Survive the 25 Most Dangerous Biological Weapons, Citadel, 2002.

  Pre-parenting: Nurturing Your Child from Conception.The art and science of parenting based on the latest findings in brain science, with Dr. Thomas Verny, Simon & Schuster, 2002

 Medical Emergency!!: The St. Luke's-Roosevelt Book of Emergency Medicine,William Morrow, 1996. First serial rights to Redbook and Women's Day.

 The Omega-3 Connection: The Groundbreaking Anti-depression Diet and Brain Program by Andrew Stoll, Free Press, 2001. Ghostwriter.

 The Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Divorce, Macmillan, 1996, 2000, 2005 and The Christian Family Guide to Surviving Divorce, Penguin, 2003 .

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