@MJDarlington is the online identity of Marguerite Darlington, marketing content leader, editor, producer and strategist.
Marguerite Darlington graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1993.
Her career began in academic publishing as a copy editor for the journal “Literature and Medicine,” and then she pursued integrated marketing at Integrated Marketing Solutions (IMS) in Chicago, Illinois.
During the dot com boom, Marguerite wrote and developed web sites for feature films and entertainment properties for “The Sixth Sense,” “The X-Files,” “Muppet World” and more at Dream Theater in Chatsworth, California.
Then Marguerite joined the staff of the Marketing Services department at The New York Times. She worked as a Copywriter, creating sell sheets and advertising materials for special advertising sections.
From 2002 until 2010, Marguerite worked as a freelance writer and editor, taking on projects that stimulate her curious mind and growth as an individual. In her spare time, she wrote mystery novels.
In 2010, she accepted a full-time position with Advanstar as Web Editor for License Global! magazine, a business-to-business publication dedicated to the licensing industry. In 2011, she accepted a position as Managing Editor for Fashionablymarketing.me, a digital publication devoted to cutting-edge fashion marketing strategies.
Later, in 2012, she joined the University of Chicago Booth School of Business marketing department as a marketing writer/editor and was later promoted to the lead of the marketing communications content team. In her roles, she worked on a variety of projects including annual reports, email campaigns, brochures, online profiles, ads, websites, and more.
In 2014, she accepted a position as managing editor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin School of Business. As a member of the Integrated Marketing Communications team, she managed editorial production of Update magazine, the business school’s alumni magazine; supervised the writing and editing of the School’s newsroom content; planned and oversaw social media activity for the School’s main platforms; and managed other editorial projects.
Currently, she serves as Twin Cities Public Television’s Rewire Director, leading the relaunch of TPT’s digital publishing platform aimed at serving and engaging young people getting started in their adult lives. As Rewire Director, she is responsible for developing and maintaining editorial voice; delivering compelling, actionable content to a demographic; tracking budgets and developing funding partnerships; and growing the Rewire audience to cultivate the next generation of public media consumers, creators and supporters.
Marguerite lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her husband Joshua, son John, and their notorious pug, Monty.