Paul Brady G'05

August 15, 2018

“No matter what your goal—and no matter what happens in the media business—I’m a strong believer that knowing how to effectively communicate will always be in demand.”

Paul Brady G'05
Paul Brady G'05

Paul Brady graduated from the Newhouse School’s magazine, newspaper and online journalism program in 2005. He has worked at Budget Travel, Jaunted, and the Huffington Post. He is now the articles editor at Condé Nast Traveler.

How did you obtain your current position, and what positions did you hold before it?

I’ve been lucky to work the travel beat for most of my career. Long ago, I got a crash course in real-world newspaper journalism at the Syracuse Post-Standard. That hard-news background helped me get my first job at Condé Nast Traveler, and I’m now on my second stint with the magazine.

What are your job responsibilities?

I look after our Intel section every month, and I edit features stories and front of book pieces. I also do a good bit of reporting and writing for the monthly magazine, contribute to our website and social channels and do occasional media appearances with other outlets.

How do you feel Newhouse prepared you for your current job?

It gave me a solid foundation in the craft of journalism, of course! But I learned to talk with all sorts of folks, keep an eye open for every detail and always double check the spelling of people’s names.

Why did you select Newhouse for graduate studies?

The school’s reputation, the chance to meet fascinating people, the faculty, the one-year curriculum and definitely not the weather.

What was unique about your graduate program?

The people: I met incredible individuals from so many different backgrounds, bonded by a common interest in uncovering great stories. It was exhilarating.

Describe your most valuable/significant experience at Newhouse.

Building the support network—both professional and personal—to make the move to New York City and jumpstart my career.

How did the Newhouse Career Development Center aid you?

The center helped prep me for interviews, put together a polished résumé and land an internship in New York City, thanks in part to the super-solid Newhouse Network.

What advice do you have for current or incoming students?

No matter what your goal—and no matter what happens in the media business—I’m a strong believer that knowing how to effectively communicate will always be in demand.