Madeleine Buckley

I love to tell stories. Whether it's a magazine feature telling the story of a person's life, an online article telling the story of a new movie, or a press release telling the story of a nonprofit's upcoming event, I enjoy learning the facts and finding the words to bring that story to life.

About Me

I’m a recent Syracuse University graduate living and working in New York City.  Currently I am an editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group where I write for the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider and contribute to the toy industry magazine The Toy Book.

Prior to this job I had internship experience ranging from online media publications to small local nonprofits, giving me a wide skill set to apply to my position.

My passions include movies scores, exploring world religions, and finding perfect birthday gifts.

Published Work

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Featured Articles

New York Magazine

"A Secret Way to Buy Discount
Broadway Tickets"

Based on my success obtaining inexpensive Broadway tickets while interning in New York City, I wrote a story about my methods for the Tony Season coverage in New York magazine's print edition.

Jerk Magazine

"Triggering Change" (spread pp 12-13)
This assigned cover story for Jerk, a campus magazine, covered the increasing gun violence in the city of Syracuse. The feature received the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award for Non-Fiction Magazine Article from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1.

Photo: Liz Clayman

"At Neary's, It's Been St. Patrick's Day for
50 Years Straight"

I pitched a profile of this restaurant and its charismatic owner to Grub Street while working as a digital intern at New York magazine. This became my first published piece for New York.

"All the Ways Netflix's 13 Reasons Why Is
Different From the Book"
I pitched the idea for this listicle to after learning that my favorite YA novel was becoming a television series. The article ran the day the series premiered, and my piece was the third-highest viewed article on in April 2017.

Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom

"A farmer sues after he was ousted from city's farmer's market over his views on same-sex marriage"
This is the first news piece I reported and wrote while interning for the Religion News Service. The Washington Post online, as well as The Kansas City Star and multiple Catholic publications published the article.
Photo: Saeed Khan, AFP/Getty Images

"Bikini begone: How different religions deal with modesty at beaches, pools"
USA Today online and several online religion publications picked up this article I researched and wrote about conservative bathing attire.

Photo: Madeleine Buckley

The NewsHouse

"Life's a pitch for cornhole players"
I conducted dozens of interviews, both in person and via phone, and observed nearly 20 hours of cornhole practices and tournaments to report this piece on professional cornhole culture. After being published in The NewsHouse online magazine, the story won third place in the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Student Magazine Contest, Features category.

Other Projects

360 Magazine
For three semesters (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Fall 2017), I served as editor in chief of 360 Magazine, a campus publication focusing on the greater Syracuse community. Under my leadership, the magazine added a theme, specific content categories, and an in-depth feature called "The 360" to every issue.

Remembrance Scholars
Social Media Coordinator

Each year, the 35 Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars plan and promote "Remembrance Week," which educates the campus and public about terrorism and honors the memory of those who perished in the 1988 Pan Am 103 terrorist attack. My specific role as a scholar was coordinating and increasing the social media presence of the scholars. I managed the Facebook, Instagram , and Twitter accounts beginning in September 2017, and all three had a significant increase in post engagement.

Early Childhood Alliance
Communications Intern

My internship focused on promoting the implementation of the national Talk, Read, Sing early literacy initiative in Onondaga County. After evaluating the information sources most used by the target demographic, I launched an Instagram account for the program as well as a content calendar. This included regular weekly posts (Tuesday Tips, Thursday Thoughts and Friday Facts), for which I designed the graphics, as well as photos of ECA activities. I also designed promotional materials for the organization, including a brochure and a one-pager.
Senior Capstone

For my senior capstone project, I developed a website about religion on the Syracuse University campus. The site contains articles covering faith from the perspectives of academics, culture and important individuals within faith communities. The collection includes a variety of story types, from listicles and infographics to long-form profiles and news stories.


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Industry Work Experience

Adventure Publishing Group (New York, NY) - Editorial Assistant
August 2018 - Present

New York Magazine (New York, NY) - Freelance Transcriber
May 2017 - Present

Early Childhood Alliance (Syracuse, NY) - Communications Intern
August - December 2017

Religion News Service (Washington, DC) - Intern
June - August 2017

New York Magazine (New York, NY) - Online Editorial Intern
January - May 2017

Frienze 2016 (Florence, Italy) - Intern
May - August 2016

PEACE, Inc. (Syracuse, NY) - Research Consultant
January - May 2016

Calvert County Times (Calvert County, MD) - Contributing Feature Writer
January 2014 – January 2016

Other Work Experience
Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University) - Front Desk Proctor
September 2016 - May 2018

Telefund Call Center (Syracuse, University) - Student Manager
December 2015 - May 2018

MPM (Waldorf, MD) - Mailshop Worker
Summers 2016 and 2017

Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University) - United Methodist Campus Ministry Intern
September 2015 - May 2016

Telefund Call Center (Syracuse, University) - Student Caller
September 2014 - December 2015

Shining Sails Bed & Breakfast (Monhegan Island, ME) - Chambermaid
May - August 2015


Newhouse Scholar, Syracuse University (2018)
  • one of 14 Newhouse graduating seniors recognized for superior academic achievement
  • one of four Newhouse Scholars selected to be considered for Syracuse Scholar recognition
Remembrance Scholar, Syracuse University (2017-2018)
  • one of 35 seniors selected to represent those lost in the Pan Am 103 terrorist attack of 1988
Summa Cum Laude, Syracuse University (2018)
  • 3.89 cumulative GPA
  • Dean's List every semester 2014-2018
Renee Crowne Univerisity Honors Program Graduate, Syracuse University (2018)
Magazine Faculty Award for Seniors, Syracuse University (2018)
  • awarded "in recognition of academic excellence and achievement in Magazine"
Maria Riccardi Scholarship, Syracuse University (2017)
  • awarded to an "outstanding female junior in journalism"
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Student Magazine Contest Award (2017)
  • third place in Features category for "Life's a pitch for cornhole players"
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award (2016)
  • Region 1 recipient in Non-Fiction Magazine Article category for "Triggering Change"
Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute ("Cherub") (2013)

Contact Me

Phone: 301-785-4026

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