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Mark N. Vamos

Work experience


William J. O’Neil Chair of Business Journalism   2007-Present                                                

Southern Methodist University

As first holder of this endowed chair, created and run a new interdisciplinary program, together with the Cox School of Business, to teach business journalism to undergraduates.

Editor-in-chief                 Fast Company            2005-2007

Oversaw redesign and re-launch of this innovative business monthly (circulation 725,000); set editorial strategy and had leading role in establishing business strategy; oversaw staff of 25; made numerous media appearances and talks before civic, academic and industry groups. As Executive Editor, 2003-2005, assigned and edited 35-page feature well, selected images and wrote language for covers;  acted as top editor for all other sections; oversaw operations of magazine’s website.

Editor-in-chief               SmartMoney.com        2001-2002 

Ran all editorial operations of this National Magazine Award-winning website focused on real-time market news, investing, and personal finance. Managed staff of 34 reporters and editors delivering a daily report of feature stories and breaking news. Worked with programmers to develop imaginative ways to combine text and interactive data. As Deputy Editor, 1999-2001, ran daily operations, editing 10-12 articles per day; designed beats and editing structure and tripled editorial staff.

Senior Editor                 Newsweek                    1997-1999

Directed magazine’s coverage of business and personal finance, supervising an award-winning staff including Allan Sloan, Jane Bryant Quinn, and Robert Samuelson. Pinch-hit as editor for Nation, Foreign.

Various Positions          Business Week             1984-1997

As senior editor (1990-1997), managed core corporate coverage, directed the Business Week/Harris Poll, and oversaw coverage of the first Gulf War. In prior positions, edited, reported and wrote for various sections.       

Adjunct Professor          New York University  2006



Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism          MS 1983

Robert E. Sherwood Scholar

Yale University                                                                        BA 1976



Fast Company’s Greatest Hits: Ten Years of the Most Innovative Ideas in Journalism (Portfolio, 2006), editor