As a writer, editor, and producer, I shape stories online, in print, and in person. If you'd like to work together, please reach out.


As a producer at Pop-Up Magazine, I work with writers, audio producers, photojournalists, documentary filmmakers, musicians, and artists to bring reported stories to a live stage. We tour across the U.S., performing sold-out shows at venues like Lincoln Center, the Theatre at Ace Hotel, and my hometown favorite, the Paramount in Oakland. Here’s a piece I produced for our first-ever online issue, which premiered in May 2020.


Recently, I wrote about Buc-ee's and Texan identity for The New York Times and about authenticity and how bachelorettes offer a referendum on the new Austin for Texas Monthly. I also write for The New York Times' kids section (which only appears in print).


In 2018, as an editor at Texas Monthly, I led the publication's Women's Voices Project, interviewing 20 Texas women about their experiences in the workplace and what needs to change looking forward from #MeToo. 


I've written culture stories for New York Magazine, Lucky Peach, McSweeney's, and Wired, where I covered podcasts and photography.

I've also developed stories for brands and nonprofits, including for Hearts of Gold and through Epic Digital.

Here are some of my favorite stories I've written.

© 2020 by Charley Locke