about sam

Sam Manzella (she/they) is a GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer, editor, and digital producer.

As a queer creative, Sam harnesses the power of candid, compassionate storytelling for social change. She has five years of experience covering LGBTQ+ life, entertainment, and health and wellness. Their features, essays, and culture criticism have appeared in more than a dozen digital and print publications, including Cosmopolitan, them., and SheKnows. Sam also produces buzzy video content for digital-focused brands with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ storytelling. Her video work has been recognized by the Shorty Impact Awards, Webby Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards.

Sam was previously an Associate Editor at Logo, Paramount Global’s LGBTQ+ digital brand, where she wrote and edited top-performing features about LGBTQ+ life and produced brand-defining video projects. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz. They are also an astrologer and proud Gemini, which explains all of the above.

🚨 Sam is based in Brooklyn and currently available for assignments, producing opportunities, or part-time editing roles. If you’d like to work together, please email her: samantha[dot]manzella[at]gmail[dot]com.

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