Steven Blum is a culture columnist and contributing writer at Los Angeles Magazine. He was formerly a contributing editor at Broadly, a digital director at Four Two Nine Magazine, Seattle City Guide editor at Blackbook Magazine and a food columnist at The Stranger. His writing has been published in GQ, Slate, Billboard, Out Magazine, the Daily Dot, USA Today, Tablet, and Haaretz.
He's interviewed an eclectic assortment of culture-makers, including Ai Weiwei, Perfume Genius, Lucas Hedges, Ed Droste, Esther Perel, Rebecca Solnit, John Early, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (creators of RuPaul's Drag Race), and Joel Edgerton.
He's also broken big political stories and investigated malfeasance in the healthcare, non-profit, government, and labor spheres. He's been interviewed by local NPR affiliates about his work and lectured undergrad students at USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.
In addition to journalism, Steven has worked as a content strategist for Google, United Way and the European Commission. His work on United Way's "Everyone In" Campaign, which aims to end homelessness in L.A., was a finalist for the Shorty Awards. He produced campaign commercials and wrote social copy for the Safe Clean Water Act, a rain-capture measure, which voters in L.A. County approved in 2018. He also edited Feminasty by Erin Gibson, one of the top-selling humor books on Amazon in 2018.
He's skilled in research, editing, CMS, Wordpress, community management, social media strategy and analysis, content calendaring, Google Analytics, PR and copywriting.
You can check out Steven's clips at www.steven-blum.net or get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org