Joshua Heller currently advises brands and destinations on how to expand their voice in the travel space and the larger media landscape.
As a writer he focuses on non-fiction travel narratives, technology, internet culture, globalization, social entrepreneurship, and humor. His expertise on the nature of trends has been sought by The New York Times, Gawker, and Zocalo Public Square. He has been published by The Awl, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, & College Humor.
Josh is the co-founder of Summer Commune, a diverse temporary intentional community somewhere in North America. He has lived in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Brooklyn, Berlin, & Moscow, Idaho.
He was previously Director of Digital Strategy at Matador Network, the world's largest online travel magazine. Prior to joining Matador Network, Josh was a managing editor at Al Gore's Current TV.
University of California, Davis, CA; Bachelor of Arts, June 2005. Major: American Studies, emphasis in Humor Studies. Study abroad: Córdoba, Spain.
Writing, editing, social media, implementing strategy, cultivating ideas, community building. I speak English & Spanish. I can use Office suite, Photoshop, WordPress, CMS, Ableton, Final Cut, social media platforms.
Travel Media Consultant, freelance: Advising brands and destinations on how to expand their voice in the travel space and the larger media landscape.
November 2013 - Present
Director of Digital Strategy, Matador Network: I am helping to Matador Network to develop a more robust editorial strategy for expanding their brand by creating content based around an editorial calendar and breaking news. I use trends, analytics, and creative strategies to advise the direction of their editorial programming.
January 2012 – November 2013
Freelance writer: I’ve written for College Humor, My Damn Channel, The Awl, Matador Network, AOL, various zines and Zocalo Public Square. In March 2011, I was The Awl’s correspondent at SXSW. In September 2012, I was sent to travel Canada by train for Matador. In March 2013, I covered Park City for Matador. Clips available on my website.
July 2010 – Present
Online Producer, Current TV: Wrote original content, broke news stories, developed relationships with other media entities, and edited Current’s homepage.
March 2007 – November 2010