Emily Krieger

Work Experience

  • Freelance Writer, Editor, and Fact-Checker

August 2009 – present     Seattle, WA

-Clients include National Geographic Kids Books, Science News for Students, 

National Geographic magazine, and Science News

  • Associate Editor, Science News

July 2008 – June 2009     Washington, D.C.

-Edited and published daily news stories for SN website

-Assisted in selection and publication of images for SN website

-Proofread all magazine pages before publication

-Compiled, wrote, and edited content for magazine’s Notebook page

-Edited and published all Science News for Students articles

-Selected and published all SNK images

  • Senior Editorial Researcher, National Geographic magazine

August 2003 – July 2008     Washington, D.C.

-Researched features and departments for accuracy, balance, and style

-Provided edits and rewrites

-Compiled and wrote companion online content

  • Researcher, National Geographic Geography Competitions

March 2002 – August 2003     Washington, D.C.

-Researched the accuracy and fairness of National Geographic Bee and National    Geographic World Championship questions

-Conceived and wrote editorial content for national and international                    competitions

  • Administrative Associate, National Geographic Society

August 2000 – February 2002     Washington, D.C.

-Conceived, researched, and wrote editorial content for NG Kids magazine

-Proofread NG Kids pages before publication

-Proofread National Geographic magazine manuscripts in Quark Publishing  System


  • BS Magazine Journalism, Minor Anthropology, 2000

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • Introduction to Ecology, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Freshwater Ecosystems, 2006 – 2007

USDA/Audubon Naturalist Society Continuing Education Program, Chevy Chase, MD

  • Introduction to Biology, 2008

Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA


2014 Children’s Choice Fifth/Sixth Grade Book of the Year Award, for National Geographic Kids Myths Busted!

2008 Society of Environmental Journalists Award for Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, Print


Northwest Science Writers Association, Seattle Audubon (Board Member)