About the PRNEWS Bloggers

Editorial & Content Director, PRNEWS
Melissa Hoffmann is Editorial & Content Director for PRNEWS, leading the newsroom, digital and print publications, and events planning. She is an award-winning journalist with a background in trade publications. Prior to PRNEWS, Melissa was Global Managing Editor for ALM Media, where she directed a national news team covering legal news. She was also previously Deputy Managing Editor of the New York Law Journal and Senior Editor for Adweek. Melissa resides in New York and can be found tweeting at @editormelissa.
Seth Arenstein
Editor, PRNEWS
Seth Arenstein is editor of PRNEWS’ premium monthly publication.
Seth has spent more than 20 years in media, including 15 years with Phillips Publishing International and more than 10 as assistant vice president and editorial director at PRNEWS parent Access Intelligence, which succeeded Phillips.  In his spare time, Seth plays trumpet in the Washington Conservatory of Music Orchestra and teaches trumpet at Music on the Hill. He can be found tweeting at @skarenstein
Content Manager, PRNEWS
Nicole Schuman is Content Manager for PRNEWS, reporting on all things communications. Prior to PRNEWS, Nicole worked in content and social media for Kaplan Test Prep, About.com (now DotDash) and Aol (now Oath). Aside from media topics, Nicole also writes as a freelance travel and food journalist. Nicole resides in New York and can be found tweeting at @nicoleschuman.
Senior Content Manager, PRNEWS
Justin Joffe covers communications lessons from the news of the day, along with PR’s relationship to tech, business and the media landscape. Prior to PRNEWS, Justin worked as a culture reporter for several digital outlets including Vulture and The Observer, and as an artist biographer.  Outside of the office, Justin still keeps his freelance muscle strong as a music journalist. Justin resides in Brooklyn and can be reached at @joffaloff.

Sophie Maerowitz
Senior Content Manager, PRNEWS & The Social Shake-Up
Sophie Maerowitz writes on social media, CSR and SEO for PRNEWS and collaborates with the rest of the PRNEWS editorial team to plan PRNEWS’ and sister brand The Social Shake-Up‘s conferences, boot camps, workshops, webinars and awards programs. Previously, Sophie coordinated programming at Brooklyn Law School’s Pubic Service Office and wrote for music and artist marketing sites Soundfly and Sonicbids. Sophie moonlights as a public transportation and cycling advocate for Transportation Alternatives and is the frontwoman and manager of NYC-based alternative pop band Madam West. Follow her @SophieMaerowitz.