With over 15 years of experience as an entertainment and lifestyle journalist, Jacinta Howard began her career as a staff writer for Rolling Out, a national news and entertainment publication with an approximate print readership of 1.5 million. Later, as the music editor at Rolling Out, she curated daily content for the online edition of the publication, including assisting in the production of video for the high-traffic site. She edited and secured all music-related content, including features and cover stories on relevant celebrities, and traveled to cover industry events including The Grammys and The BET Awards, bolstering the publication's visibility and credibility as a go-to source for viable music content.
Since then, she's held the position of entertainment editor for Upscale Magazine, a women's lifestyle publication with a print circulation of 225,000 monthly. She handled all entertainment content for the online and print magazines, including securing, facilitating, writing and/or editing trendy celebrity covers and features. Creating cover lines, fielding pitches, managing a group of contributing writers, and assisting in social media marketing were also among her responsibilities.
A longtime contributing writer to Creative Loafing/CL.com, she regularly covers Atlanta's arts and music scenes with timely, engaging feature and cover stories. She also works with a number of small businesses who are seeking to boost their marketing appeal through the use of targeted branding.
Her byline has appeared in: XXL, HipHopDX, Uptown, Denver WestWord, Creative Loafing, Upscale Magazine, The Source, Ozone Magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly and more.