As the Senior Editor of The Network Journal, Sergie Willoughby contributes to the planning and execution of the company’s print, digital and events platforms. She joined TNJ in 2010 as an Assistant Editor before being promoted to Editor a year later and, ultimately, Senior Editor.
Earlier in her career, Willoughby worked as a freelance writer, covering hip-hop music, for the now-defunct RYDE magazine. Later, as an in-house writer and apprentice for a boutique artist management/production company in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, she wrote spec scripts for potential independent films and television shows; wrote creative copy for advertising & marketing campaigns; assisted the agency in nurturing its roster of music artists; and garnered media representation for the agency. For an award-winning news magazine television show on WNYE-TV, she served as a stand-up, on-camera reporter.
Willoughby previously taught grammar & writing instruction at Hunter College’s School of Professional Studies. Currently, she provides private tutoring services in communications for adult students. She attended the University of Maryland at College Park as a pre-journalism major before earning a B.S. in Advertising & Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. In 2000, she completed a certificate in Journalism from New York University’s School of Continuing Education.