Susannah Locke


I'm currently an editor at, where we explain the news and the world — and love charts. Before that, I was a writer there and an editor at Popular Science magazine. On the side, I'm always thinking in 5-7-5 for my personal blog of Star Trek: The Next Generation haikus.

I've shortened this resume to make for quick web reading. For the real, official deal, please contact me.

Associate Editor,
Explaining the world.
Editing stories.
(Previously Science Reporter, in 2014.)

Senior Associate Editor, Popular Science
Covered innovations in science, health, and tech across multiple platforms.
Ran eight-page front-of-book print section. 
Conceived, wrote, assigned, and edited features.
Directed infographics, interactives, and video.
Recruited and managed 12 interns a year.
Headed major redesign of science section, working with art department to develop new story approaches.
(Previously Associate Editor and Assistant Editor.)

Associate Editor, Popular Science

Assistant Editor, Popular Science

Web Intern,
September 2008–December 2008
Wrote news stories, blogged, and recorded podcasts.

May 2008–December 2008
Directed web staff of 28, managed workflow, and determined editing assignments.

Editorial Intern, Discover
May 2008–August 2008
Researched, fact-checked, and wrote stories for print and web.

Biology Research Technician, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Investigated how neurons die. You can read my one and only scientific paper here. Some of those gels are mine.

I've been a judge for the National City and Regional Magazine Awards for several years. I've also spoken at the American Society of Magazine Editors, judged an Etsy space-inspired craft contest, and been a (losing) contestant on NPR’s "Ask Me Another" game show.

Master of Arts in journalism, New York University
Advanced Certificate in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting (SHERP program)
Bachelor of Science in molecular biology, Haverford College
Magna cum laude. Minor in psychology.