You may not know Amy Odell by name, but chances are, you’ve read her writing. For years, she’s been your internet best friend—she told you what to wear as a founding blogger for New York Magazine’s “The Cut,” she made you laugh by penning listicles for BuzzFeed, and now, she oversees all the addictive content on Cosmopolitan.com. As editor of the popular magazine’s website, she has helmed a total relaunch of the site, more than doubling its visitor traffic and making it the largest online community of Millennial women.
This digital media prowess has earned Odell a spot on Forbes’ 2015 “30 Under 30” in media list and Adweek’s list of young innovators changing the magazine business. On Wednesday night, Odell took a break from her internet domination to speak with the New York Women in Communications’ Young Professionals Committee. Here’s some of the best advice she shared about working in digital media—as well as that dreaded “having it all” debate (hint: she’s not a fan)!
Take Every Possible Risk
The advice Odell swears by: “If you’re not scared all the time, you’re not doing your job.”