Maxine Builder

I am the managing editor at New York Magazine’s e-commerce and shopping vertical The Strategist. In my writing, I love diving deep into obscure histories, speaking with experts to find the absolute best version of that thing you didn’t know you needed, and discovering places that are slightly off the beaten path.

My words, photography, and food and product styling has appeared in Grub Street, Vice Munchies, Man Repeller, Bustle, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications — including the cookbook Breakfast: The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day. I am also a board member of the Newswomen’s Club of New York; for the last 2 years, I’ve chaired and curated the organization’s annual Spring Photo Auction.



Twitter & Instagram: maxine_builder


Tufts University, 2009—2013
B.A. International Relations, Magna Cum Laude


The Strategist | New York Magazine
Managing Editor
2019 — Present

Staff Writer
2017 — 2019

Extra Crispy | The Foundry at Time Inc.
Associate Editor
2016 — 2017

Features Contributor, Fashion and Beauty
2015 — 2016

Council on Foreign Relations
Research Associate, Global Health
2013 — 2015