MATHEW

SILVER

Writer & Journalist

About Me

 

   My name is Mathew Silver and I'm an associate editor at Toronto Life magazine, covering real estate, politics, business, and sports. Before that, I was an editorial intern at New York magazine, where I worked specifically for the pop-culture vertical, Vulture. I've written for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto StarVulture, and The Calgary Herald, among other publications. Shortly after studying philosophy and creative writing at Western University, I earned an MFA in journalism from New York University. 

 

When I'm not writing, you can usually find me watching football or discussing the latest Oscar nominees. Whether it's a dynamic local news story or an in-depth profile, I'm interested in all forms of storytelling. I'm also the editor of Dash of Mind, a site that publishes creative work by aspiring writers. ​

Selected Writings:

A Volleyball Star Who Raps as Kofi - The New York Times

My Mullet Or A Grown-Up Job? - The Globe and Mail

The Artist Works In Isolation - The Toronto Star

Harold Ancart's Pretty Brooklyn Handball Court Is Actually A Work of Art - Vulture

Is This Really, Truly the End of Western Art? - Vulture

Chance Meeting With Literary Idol - The Calgary Herald

Life After 'Jeopardy!': Austin Rogers Doesn't Want to Be Quiz Guy, Despite the Groupies 

- Bedford + Bowery 

The Canadian New Yorker's Dilemma: Am I a Yankees Fan or a Mets Fan? - Bedford + Bowery 

 

 

Work Experience

NEW YORK MAGAZINE Intern/Writer

Sept 2018 - July 2019

  • Wrote for Vulture, Grub Street, and The Cut.

  • Primarily worked with the pop-culture site, Vulture, building posts and helping with research.

  • Head research assistant for the comedy podcast, Good One.

  • Provided concise and accurate transcriptions.

  • Assisted with fact-checking.

BEDFORD + BOWERY Writer/Photographer

Sept - Dec 2017 

  • Wrote, researched, and photographed hyper-local stories.

  • Produced thorough, well-crafted work on a daily deadline.

  • Balanced full graduate course load, along with an internship.

  • Developed my contact list and navigated a brand new environment.

DIPLY Entertainment Writer

May - July 2017

  • Created viral content.

  • Pitched relevant story ideas (celebs, movies, nostalgia).

  • While working remotely, published up to three articles a day.

  • Used written and visual elements to create dynamic content.

  • Researched latest popular culture news.

METRO NEWS Intern

August - November 2016

  • Published upwards of two stories a day.

  • Worked in a professional news environment, pitching quality story ideas and executing on a tight deadline.

  • Polished writing, editing, interviewing, and SEO skills.

  • Learned about the day-to-day process and business of journalism.

*These are my most pertinent writing credits. A complete resume can be produced on request.
 

Education

M.F.A. Journalism (Dec 2018)

New York University

   I'm a graduate journalism student at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and my program specializes in magazine writing. In the first semester, while working an internship with Bedford + Bowery, I studied Digital Magazine, Writing Workshop, and Media Ethics. My most notable work was a profile of the eccentric Jeopardy! champion, Austin Rogers.

B.A. Philosophy

Minor in Creative Writing

Western University/University of Oslo

   I studied philosophy at Western University from 2013-15, while competing for the varsity men's volleyball team. We earned a silver medal at the CIS National Championships in 2014. In my final semester, I had the opportunity to study at the University of Oslo.
   In the Spring of 2016, I studied at the University of Oslo to cap off my undergraduate degree. It was there that I decided to pursue a career in writing. During my time in Norway, I went dogsledding, ate Reindeer soup, and traveled by boat alongside the majestic Fjords. My class schedule included Feminist Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, and 17th Century Philosophy. 
 

Contact Me

  • Twitter - Black Circle

Toronto, ON

mathew.silver@stjoseph.com
Tel: (416) 885-9229

© 2018 by Mathew Silver

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