New York PhilPost Editorial Board

New York PhilPost Staff Leadership
New York PhilPost Executive Editor – Vanessa Castro

To contact the editorial team, please email

Overarching Committee Mission:

New York PhilPost Editorial Board members (1) regularly suggest topics and/or writers for the Opinions & Insights column and (2) scan media coverage of issues covered by the New York PhilPost and send links to the Managing Editor.
  • Suggest topics and/or writers for the New York PhilPost’s Opinions & Insights column
  • Write occasional pieces for Opinions & Insights
  • Take responsibility for following at least one issue covered by the PhilPost (Education, Health, Women & Girls, Corporate Social Responsibility, Food Systems, Workforce Development, Children, Youth & Families, Juvenile Justice, Arts & Creative Communities, Economic & Community Development, Immigration, Affordable Housing & Homelessness, Environment & Climate Change, and Economic Security) and help supply the Managing Editor with fresh content on that topic. 

Members serve two year terms.  There are no term limits.  This is a new committee and is open to all interested members. 
Key responsibilities:
Attend one meeting in the Fall and remain in regular contact with PNY communications staff on relevant issues. 
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