Hi! I’m Rachel Bowie, a writer, editor, blogger and content producer based in New York.
I kicked off my writing career in Boston, but am now New York-based. Born and raised in a small Massachusetts town, I devoured magazines as a kid. People was my guilty pleasure mag growing up. I read it cover to cover every week and, before graduating from high school, had letters published in the mailbag column. Twice!
I studied sociology (and sang a cappella) at Wheaton College in Norton, MA before receiving my Masters Degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. In 2005, I was hired to join the staff of Boston Common, a Niche Media title. There, I covered city life—arts and culture, philanthropy, travel, fashion, beauty, food and more. But New York was always on my mind.
In 2008, I made the leap, relocating to the Upper East Side to freelance and work on-staff for a variety of places: New York Resident, PureWow, Scholastic, Forbes Travel Guide, Startle.com, Gotham, LA Confidential, Hamptons, Parent & Child, ZesterDaily.com and more. I also served on the executive board for New York Women in Communications from 2010-2014, managing programming for the Student Affairs and Young Professionals committees during my tenure. In 2013, I received a NYWICI Empowerment Grant to learn Photoshop from the creators of Blogshop.
Currently, I am Senior Editor of Special Projects for PureWow where I cover family, wellness, entertainment, money, travel and more. In terms of special projects, most recently, I helped launch the Coterie, PureWow’s influencer network, and became the voice of our first flash briefing for Alexa, called Good News. Prior to my work at PureWow, I worked as the Associate Editor of Digital Editions for Good Housekeeping, where I contributed to both the print and iPad editions, writing and editing fashion, travel and a column about cool lady bosses, in addition to producing and editing video content. I’m also back on the Executive Board for New York Women in Communications, serving as the Director of Communications.
For more about me, follow me on Instagram—and feel free to get in touch!