Virginia Lowman is a writer and editor based in New York City who is currently serving as the social media manager for MTV News. She has a knack for researching and developing content on popular and controversial topics that are smart and of-the-moment. With a background in writing and social media, she has written and worked for various media and lifestyle publications such as Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Essence, Glamour magazine, BeautyCon, the New York Daily News, and Complex. She has years of experience in journalism that spans print and digital media and includes on-camera reporting. Virginia’s writing has also been featured on ABC News ‘Nightline.’
An avid consumer of digital news, she is well-versed in pop culture and current events and is passionate about unearthing ways in which to utilize social media and promote content in fresh ways. Her writing is unfailingly honest and thorough, often marrying popular culture with social psychology to serve as a lens through which to study and understand the human situation.
In her most recent role, she served as the social media editor for the New York Daily News, an outlet with a collective audience of more than 2.6 million. Prior to her arrival at the News, Virginia worked as a beauty editor for various women’s lifestyle publications under Hearst, Time Inc., and Condé Nast.
A citizen of the world, Virginia is the product of a military family, which afforded her the privilege of living in Europe for 16 years before returning to the U.S. to complete high school and pursue undergraduate studies at the University of Houston. In 2013, she completed her undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Creative Writing), Italian Studies and Human Development & Consumer Science.
Virginia can often be found reading, mastering a new dish in her kitchen, or working on her latest project, Cose Nudo, which is a digital collection of oral histories from people around the world. She is also working on a collection of short stories and preparing to undertake a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.