PAUL TULLIS • (213) 221-3875 • @ptullis


Accomplished media professional with senior editorial and production experience in magazines, books, radio and online. Contributor to such marquee publications as The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Scientific American Mind, LA Times Magazine, New York, Slate, and more. Co-founding editor of Might, one of the most influential magazines of the 1990s.

Produced highly rated regional, national and international current-affairs programming for public radio. Humorist published in several books, all released by major publishers.


Freelance Writer (San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles) | 1993 — present •Frequent contributor to marquee magazines, books, radio and online publications.

•Contributed to such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Scientific American Mind, LA Times Magazine, New York, Fast Company, Wired, Slate, Bon Appetit, The New Yorker, Columbia Journalism Review, Brill’s Content, Salon, Los Angeles, Pacific Standard, Radar, McSweeney’s,, Mademoiselle, Psychology Today, New York Daily News, Vibe, Delta Sky, Hemispheres,, NPR's “Morning Edition,” Monitor Radio and KFOG-San Francisco.

Contributed to such books as Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney’s, Humor Category (Knopf), Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (Harper Perennial), 101 Damnations (St. Martin’s), Shiny Adidas Tracksuits...and Other Essays from Might Magazine (Putnam), and Mirth of a Nation (Harper), among others.

Blogger (Los Angeles) | 2009-present

  1. Blogger on politics and policy at Huffington Post (Nov. 2010-present)

  2. Paid blogger on environmental issues at (Sept. 2010-Nov. 2010)

  3. Paid blogger on politics and policy issues for the website of entrepreneurial journalism, True/Slant. (April, 2009-June, 2010)

  4. My posts were linked to by Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish and’s The Lede blog.

“Marketplace” (Los Angeles) | 2011 • Researched, reported and wrote a 15,000-word online project about public education finance.

Plenty magazine (New York, NY) | Articles Editor, web editor | 2008 — 2009

•Number-three editor at a bimonthly environmental-lifestyle magazine.

•As editor of the magazine's website,, was commissioning editor of a daily 800- word feature, and edited and managed a roster of blogs.

Men’s Journal magazine (New York, NY) | Articles Editor | 2007 — 2008

•Top-level editor in a 25-person editorial department at the fastest-growing men’s magazine, with a 750,000 rate base.

•Edited monthly environmental column as well as features.

•Wrote two features in 2008, including a Q&A with Keith Olbermann that was picked up by the New York Daily News, Gawker, TVNewser and Fox News, among others.

Radar magazine (New York, NY) | Articles Editor | 2007

•Three-month assignment editing features and writing for the ASME-nominated magazine and its website.

Radar was nominated for an ASME award for General Excellence (its only such recognition) for issues produced during my tenure.

Seed magazine (New York, NY) | Senior Editor | 2005—2006

•Senior editor in a 13-person editorial department at science-culture magazine with a 192,000 circulation base.

•Top-edited the entire 96-page magazine and wrote/selected nearly all the magazine's display copy.

•Conceived, solicited, edited and re-wrote features and shorter front-of-book pieces.

Seed was nominated for general excellence in the 2007 National Magazine Awards. It was also recognized for best science/technology coverage, and nominated for general excellence, in the 2006 Independent Press Awards. One of the articles I edited was included in the 2007 edition of Best American Science and Nature Writing (Houghton-Mifflin).

KCRW/PRI (Santa Monica, CA) | Producer | 2004

•Produced long- and short-form segments for two daily radio current-affairs programs: “To the Point,” covering national and international news and heard by over 300,000 listeners daily; and “Which Way L.A.?,” the premier public-affairs program in Southern California.

•Responsible for 2-5 segments per week; conceived and developed program ideas; researched topics; and pre-interviewed a broad range of notable guests such as UN Under Secretary General Jan Egeland, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Christopher Shays, Sen. Gary Hart, 9/11 victims’ families, and journalists reporting live from Iraq.

•The programs won multiple L.A. Press Club Awards in 2004, including Best News Bureau

Might Magazine (San Francisco, CA) | Senior Editor | 1993—1997

•Senior editor of the national independent general-interest bimonthly.

Might was named the 19th best magazine of all time by a panel of industry experts and one of Library Journal’s Ten Best Magazines for 1994; also the only dual nominee in the 1997 Independent Press Awards. Drawing heavily on the influence of early Spy and Monty Python, Might also ran serious items on politics, policy and culture, re-defining Generation X.

•Wrote or edited numerous cover stories; conceived, edited and assigned at least one feature in every issue, covering a wide range of subjects; edited the reviews sections.

•Produced the entire critically-acclaimed 72-page bi-monthly with a staff of 4-6.

•Rose from featured contributor [1993] to associate editor [1994] to senior editor [1995-7].


University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) | BA in History | 1992

  1. Honor Society invitee

Technical: Proficient with Mac and PC; MS Office; InCopy and InDesign; Dalet sound-editing software. Languages: basic French