Welcome to Episode #21 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Debora Britz, food and dining editor for The Arizona Republic, Arizona’s highest circulation daily newspaper, and its companion website, AZCentral.com. She’s in charge of coverage, planning and editing, and her team produces stories for all platforms—print, mobile and video.

Listen to the Audio

Some of the key takeaways from Debora are:

  • The most important skills for a features editor
  • The most time-consuming task of her day
  • What she looks for in the subject line of an email that’s pitching a story
  • What happens behind the scenes of the annual, “Top Home Chef Competition”

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here:

Episode 21 Debora Britz Transcript

Links & Resources

Twitter: @DeboraBritz

Debora’s page on AZCentral.com

Fourth Annual Top Home Chef Competition

About Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson is CEO of Dana Dobson Public Relations, a boutique PR firm that helps businesses with creative publicity campaigns and business building content strategies. She is an award-winning B-2-B business writer, specializing in producing compelling, persuasive content for businesses in the services sector. She is the creator of the PR Breakthrough Publicity workshop series, an online training program that teaches you how to launch your own successful publicity campaigns, and she is also the host of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast, featuring interviews with top media talent. Dana speaks frequently on building market presence for executive and subject matter experts, demystifying media relations and how to write effectively.

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