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Amy Chen

Operator
Trajectory
  • Airbnb (Managing Editor, Host Communications)
  • LinkedIn (Managing Editor, Special Projects)
  • Frommers.com (Online Editor)
  • Budget Travel magazine (Assistant Editor)
  • Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s Maynard 200 fellow (2019 Advanced Leadership cohort)
  • Northwestern University (B.S., Journalism)

I’ve always loved telling stories. As a journalist, I’ve learned that effective storytelling can come in many forms. Sometimes that content entertains, inspires, and delights, while other times it informs and educates. Through it all, the best content always keeps its audience top of mind. 

“Always be learning.” Prior to joining M13, I was Airbnb’s Managing Editor of Host Communications where I served as the founding editor of the Airbnb Resource Center. By creating compelling how-to content, we aimed to help hosts around the world no matter where they were in their hosting journey. Similarly, I believe that M13’s content platform will be a powerful way to deliver actionable tips, scalable frameworks, and other useful information to help founders succeed. 

I love showcasing advice from the most successful leaders in business. Before joining Airbnb, I previously spent nearly seven years at LinkedIn, where I was one of the founding editors on a team of 65-plus editors who create content and cultivate conversations in 12 countries. In my most recent role there, I was the Managing Editor of the special projects division that transforms LinkedIn data into compelling lists such as LinkedIn Top Companies, Top Startups, and Top Voices. Previous roles at LinkedIn included editing and curating content by Influencers like Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman, and other industry leaders who shared their success stories—and lessons learned the hard way. 

The best content ideas come from you. Whether you’re a first-time founder or a serial entrepreneur, I can’t wait to learn more about what’s on your mind—and create content that can help you work through challenges to reach the next level.

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