Welcome to My New Site: An Introduction

Hey you! Yes, YOU.

If you’re reading this, it means you’ve landed on the homepage of the new Joy C. Mitchell site. Welcome! I’m happy that you’ve found your way to my page. Curious to know a whole lot more about me?

Overview

Joy C. Mitchell is a Berlin-based freelance content writer, story consultant, and editor. She has written articles on music, television, film, travel, lifestyle, and entertainment. Her work has appeared in LA Weekly, Teen People, Billboard Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and Saturday Night Magazine. She has collaborated with journalists from the Los Angeles Times, US Weekly, and TV Guide on transcription and Q&A projects. She has interviewed artists like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Pitbull, and Robin Thicke to name a few.

As fluent writing about popular culture as travel, she has worked as a creative development executive assistant at NBC Universal’s Syfy Network, and as a researcher on a reality TV pilot for a successful production company. After noticing a lack of female-driven travel blogs, she founded Joy in Europe, a blog that gives advice to female solo travelers.

Early Career

She began her writing career in high school as a staff writer for the school newspaper and music editor of the student-run magazine, founded by classmate Naomi Nevitt, now editor of Teen Vogue Online. During journalism school at USC, she interned at Billboard Magazine, where she assisted with research, transcribing, conducting phone interviews, and covering red carpets  at award shows and conducted phone interviews. She went on to intern at Teen People and US Weekly, where she was the right hand to the West Coast Editor and helped cover award shows, music video shoots, and photo shoots.

Creative Writing

After working as an assistant at a high-profile music management company, she was accepted to Emerson College’s Creative Writing MFA program where she studied novel writing, travel writing, Irish literature, novel-to-film adaptations, memoir writing, and screenwriting. For her graduate thesis, she wrote a feature-length comedy screenplay. In 2012, her spec script of Showtime’s drama “Shameless” was a semi-finalist in the WB Writer’s Workshop.

Television

Upon earning her MFA, she landed a job at NBCUniversal’s Syfy network as an assistant in the alternative development and production department where she assisted executives on over 40 shows, both creatively and administratively. She provided story notes on hit shows like Paranormal Witness and Total Blackout.

New Media

At the height of the early digital music revolution brought on by Napster, she was chosen out of hundreds of college students byThe Recording Academy to be a member of their What’s the Download Interactive Advisory Board along with 11 other students from across the country and GRAMMY-winning artists like Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, and Chris Brown. As a board member, she spoke on panels at NARM, NAMM, and in front of Congress, in addition to doing on-camera interviews on theGRAMMY’s red carpet, and blogging for the What’s the Download site. The way digital media and the Internet is changing the business models of music, television, film, and media is still currently of high interest to her.