Taylor Lorenz has been hired by The Daily Beast to cover technology.
She will eventually be based in San Francisco but will work in its New York office through the holidays.
Lorenz is currently a senior editor and director of emerging platforms at The Hill where she covers national politics, breaking news, and protests. She previously covered the 2016 presidential race on social media and oversaw content strategy for new platforms and products such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Live and 360 degree video.
Previously, she served as an executive producer at People and Entertainment Weekly where she launched INSTANT, a video-first media brand backed by Time Inc. focused on covering internet celebrities. She also wrote articles about YouTube stars, conducted on-camera interviews for People.com, and provided content strategy for emerging platforms such as Snapchat Discover and Wishbone.
She also consulted for the Daily Mail, Refinery 29, The Atlantic, WordPress and Maxim. For nearly two years, she also served as freelance director of strategy and partnerships at Mental Floss, where she built the brand’s partnership and syndication network from the ground up.
Before consulting, Lorenz was a tech reporter at Business Insider where she covered early-stage startups and tech culture. In addition to reporting, she oversaw syndication partnerships on BI’s Tech vertical, managed freelancers, and solicited and edited guest posts and opinion pieces.