Journalist, Content Strategist, Copywriter, & Educator
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Amber C. Snider is a New York City-based writer specializing in arts & culture, lifestyle, spirituality, and travel stories. Her work can be found in The New York Times, Teen Vogue, HuffPost, Architectural Digest, Lonely Planet, Fodor's Travel, Elle Décor, Town & Country, Culture Trip, Refinery29, Unearth Women, Atlas Obscura, Zagat Stories, ROVA magazine, Brides, Domino, Atmos, Saveur, and more.
As a journalist and editor for over a decade, she's covered a wide range of topics, including in-depth interviews with James Beard award-winning chefs, investigations into the strange wifi market in Cuba, the psychological impact of urban housing and design, historical explainers on misogyny and the patriarchy, personal essays on the pandemic and loneliness, roundups on the best local and international restaurants, environmental lessons found in spiritual practices, Indigenous mo‘ōlelo, think-pieces on nostalgia and American culture, and much more. She's currently a senior lecturer for the English Department at Mercy College and her debut nonfiction book on spiritual awakenings is tentatively scheduled for fall 2024 with Llewellyn Publishers.
As one of Culture Trip's original New York employees, she helped build and oversee content for three verticals: Design, Architecture, and Home & Interiors, as well as establish the brand's initial editorial voice. She was also the co-editor for The Omnivore, a features digest on Medium, and in 2015, she started her own company, ACS Media Services. Amber is also the Editor-in-Chief and creator of Enchantments, a digital publication for NYC's oldest esoterica store, dedicated to spiritual storytelling from around the world.
As a copywriter, Amber has experience working on in-app and web copy, email campaigns and newsletters, and social media captions for high-end luxury brands and real estate developments, including Hard Rock Hotels, Gurney's Montauk, Waterline Square, and small businesses in NYC.
She received an honors BA in English /Creative Writing and a MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Women's Studies, Gender, and Sexuality from the City University of New York. She currently teaches Art & Culture, Film Studies, English Literature, and Junior Seminars on creativity at Mercy College in Manhattan, where she was the recipient of the College's prestigious "Excellence in Teaching Award" for 2020-2021 (aka the longest, toughest year ever) and two faculty development grants for her research in metaphysics and empathy.
Her forthcoming book, Spiritual Awakenings, published by Llewellyn, explores the interconnectivity of all things and our collective search for the divine. You can find it on shelves in fall 2024.