Editorial Project Manager, Writer, and Supervisory Editor in New York City, NY
An award-winning writer for or supervisory editor at Fortune, Forbes, and the New York Times, since 1986 Steven Flax has been the Editorial Director of Cardiff Fulfillment Corporation, a company that designs and develops new publications for journalism organizations and for the marketing communications initiatives of corporations. In the last 35 years Mr. Flax has helped publishers design and develop seven new magazines and has redesigned three others. For example, he served as an editorial consultant with the Library of Congress in the development of its magazine, Civilization, which won the National Magazine Award in its first year of publication.
In the area of marketing communications, Mr. Flax has developed magazines for clients such as IBM, Fidelity, and Microsoft, created marketing literature for professional services firms such as Bain & Company, Booz Allen, Integral, and Accenture (management consulting firms), among others, developed a retail catalog, written speeches and ghostwritten articles for senior corporate executives, written business plans for new ventures, and ghostwritten five books for publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Perseus Books, and Houghton Mifflin. His most recent book, Targeted, won the Axiom Gold Medal as Marketing Book of the Year in 2015.
A four-time Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Flax served as a consultant with Microsoft Corporation. In that engagement he supervised the development of the company’s magazine eDirections, of which he was founding Editor-in-Chief. eDirections was launched in February 2000 with a circulation of one million.
Mr. Flax consulted with IBM in its successful launch of Beyond Computing, a for-profit computer specialty magazine that was later acquired by Forbes, Inc. For his cover stories for Beyond Computing in 1993 Mr. Flax received the Apex '93 Award for Excellence in Feature Writing and a feature-writing award from the American Society of Business Press Editors.
As a writer, Mr. Flax's work has appeared in Forbes, Fortune, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Inc., GQ, Institutional Investor, the Harvard Business Review, and The Economist. His work has been nominated twice for the National Magazine Award, reprinted in anthologies of distinguished business journalism, and cited for merit by the President of the United States.
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