Taylor Ellis Joins IM as Assistant Editor

The Carmel resident and Ball State alumna signs on today.

We are happy to welcome Taylor Ellis to the Indianapolis Monthly staff as the new assistant editor. In this role, Ellis will cover dining and home, as well as other lifestyle topics and projects.

A Carmel resident and former IM intern, Ellis lately worked with C-Change Media out of San Francisco to write weekly features, research editorial packages, and help launch a tablet magazine. She is an alumna of Ball State University, where she majored in magazine journalism and served as editor-in-chief of the award-winning Ball Bearings publication (and also initiated a redesign that won Best Overall Design at the 2013 Indiana Collegiate Press Association awards).

You can follow her adventures on Twitter at @Taylor_L_Ellis.

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A native of Inman, South Carolina, Amanda Heckert graduated from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and began her career in journalism as an intern at Atlanta magazine. She then edited Newcomer magazine, a monthly covering Atlanta real estate, entertainment, arts, dining, and education, and helped launch a sister publication, Atlanta School Guide.In 2006, Heckert returned to Atlanta magazine and worked her way up from associate editor covering fashion and lifestyle to senior editor. In that position, she edited and wrote features on topics such as Dasani bottled water and The Real Housewives of Atlanta; contributed to and edited the front-of-book; and edited service and non-service packages, including the September 2011 Hollywood Issue, nominated for a City and Regional Magazine Association Award.Heckert joined Indianapolis Monthly in February 2012 and enjoys getting to know the Circle City with her husband, writer Justin Heckert, and their dog, Cooper.