Karen Taylor Quinn

Director of Social Media at The New Yorker

Karen Taylor Quinn is an accomplished editor and communications executive with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. Karen is currently the Director of Social Media at The New Yorker, where they oversee all social media platforms and strategies for the venerable publication.

Previously, Karen was the Founding editor and Editorial Director at ChefSteps, where they led a team of writers, editors, videographers, and designers that won two James Beard Awards for general excellence in editorial and video content. Under their direction, the ChefSteps community grew from 10,000 members in 2013 to over 2 million in 2017.

During their tenure at ChefSteps, Karen launched multiple digital and physical products, including Joule, a groundbreaking sous vide tool, and the accompanying app. Karen also developed and implemented strategic positioning, brand voice, and style guidelines for ChefSteps and all of its communication channels.

Before joining ChefSteps, Karen worked as an independent editor and consultant, providing editorial and journalistic services to a wide variety of clients. Karen has also written a book on editorial strategy for boutique product companies, and edited numerous manuscripts for both books and magazines.

Karen Taylor Quinn received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in English & Caribbean Studies. Karen then completed a Semester Abroad at the Sea Education Association | SEA Semester in Environmental & Social Change in the Caribbean.

Their manager is David Remnick, Editor. Some of their coworkers include Natalie Raabe - Executive Director, Head of Communications, Jessanne Collins - Director of Newsletters, and Fabio Bertoni - General Counsel.



  • Director of Social Media

    Current role

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