Emily VanSchmus

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Title: Assistant Home Editor, BHG
Education: Drake University
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Expertise: Home Decor, Holidays & Entertaining, Crafts

Emily is the assistant digital home editor at Better Homes & Gardens where she covers all things around the home. She edits and writes content, and produces video and social content for the brand’s various social media platforms. She has contributed to more than 1,300 pieces of content for BHG.com.

Highlights

  • 5 years of editorial experience producing digital content
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Graphic Design
  • Has contributed to a variety of brands at Dotdash Meredith, including BHG.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Storage, Do It Yourself, I Did It, Secrets of Getting Organized, Color Made Easy, 100 Ideas Flea, and Midwest Living

Experience

Emily VanSchmus is the assistant digital home editor at Better Homes & Gardens where she covers decor, crafts, gift guides, as well as entertaining ideas for gatherings of all sizes. Previously, Emily was the holidays and entertaining assistant editor for BHG.

Emily began working at Dotdash Meredith in 2015 when she was selected for the Dotdash Meredith (previously Meredith Corporation) Apprenticeship program as part of her college education at Drake University. She worked for the Better Homes & Gardens special interest publications and contributed to Storage, Do It Yourself, I Did It, Secrets of Getting Organized, Color Made Easy, 100 Ideas Flea, and Midwest Living, and more. Emily officially joined the BHG.com team in 2017. Currently, she writes and edits content related to home, produces video and social content for the brand’s various social media platforms, and has contributed to more than 1,300 pieces of content for the site.

Education

Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor in graphic design from Drake University, where she also completed the Honors Program and graduated magna cum laude. As a senior, she was chosen for the Dotdash Meredith apprenticeship program and worked for the Better Homes & Gardens special interest publications while earning her degree.

About Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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