Jess Mayhugh is the managing editor at Eater and Punch, where she oversees day-to-day operations, maintains editorial calendars, project manages large-scale packages, and runs the copy editing team. Previously, she has worked for Thrillist, Smithsonian magazine, Baltimore magazine, and Inc. magazine. Her writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Serious EatsAll About BeerThe Baltimore Sun, and other publications.

Her editorial work has been lauded by the James Beard Foundation, the American Society of Magazine Editors, and the City and Regional Magazine Association — and her podcast, Buzzed in Baltimore, was nominated by The Baltimore Sun for best use of audio. She is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the Emerging Media master’s program at Loyola University, and has taught digital publishing at Towson University.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Jess has been excited to watch the city become a bona fide food and drink destination. She prefers her crab cakes broiled, her Boulevardiers with rye whiskey, and will challenge anyone to name a more beautiful ballpark than Camden Yards.

Email her for writing or teaching opportunities at jessmayhugh@gmail.com.