Writer & Journalist
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, Vulture, The Calgary Herald, Metro News, and Bedford + Bowery, 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.
A Volleyball Star Who Raps as Kofi - The New York Times
Chance Meeting With Literary Idol - The Calgary Herald
- Bedford + Bowery
- Bedford + Bowery
The Canadian New Yorker's Dilemma: Am I a Yankees Fan or a Mets Fan? - Bedford + Bowery
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.
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.
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.
New York, NY
Tel: (646) 404-3732