If you’re ever looking for the latest news on sleep science, tips for sleeping better, or info on how to find that perfect pillow, chances are you’ve come across Katie Golde. As the Managing Editor at Mattress Clarity, Katie oversees the day to day operations of the site, including the publication of review content and the production of blog posts and all sleep-related news. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University (go, Wildcats!) and has a background in health and science content. In addition to writing for Mattress Clarity, her work can also be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today, and The Huffington Post.
Katie is from Austin and lives just west of the city now with her family. In her free time, Katie likes to get outside and be active with her husband, two sons, and pup. Every now and then she gets to take a nap – and it’s amazing!
We sat down with Katie to learn a little more about what she does at JAKK Media — and what makes her tick!
Name: Katie Golde
Home Town: Austin, Texas
Current City: Dripping Springs, Texas
Secret Talent: I have a weird encyclopedic knowledge of pop song lyrics
Favorite Travel Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
Tell us a little about what you do at JAKK Media!
I have my hands on nearly all the content at Mattress Clarity! I report, write and edit news and blog posts as well as review different sleep products. You’ll see me in a lot of reviews for pillows, travel pillows, mattress protectors, sheets and even some mattresses.
What’s a favorite project so far?
One of my favorite projects that we’ve done so far is the creation of our Mattress Clarity news sub-site. I have a journalism background and I love sharing the latest on sleep health and lifestyle news with the Mattress Clarity readers!
What is something you think will change about digital content in the next five years?
I think the way people choose to get their digital content will continue to evolve. We have seen a big shift towards video and watching things on mobile devices. I have a feeling we’ll see that grow and change.
Are there any skills you want to learn or develop more at JAKK?
At JAKK I’m always learning something new but I’d love to dive into SEO a little bit more this year!
All of JAKK’s sites feature collaborative teams. What’s something impactful you’ve learned from another person at JAKK Media?
Josh has always done a great job of pushing me to do my best, especially when it comes to being in front of the camera. He has a good sense of when he thinks I could do just a little better and always encourages me to go for it. I try to apply that to my other areas of work for Mattress Clarity and I think it has helped me produce better news and blog post content as well.
Favorite spot to eat in NYC/Austin?
In Dripping Springs I love working at Mazama Coffee and in Austin, one of my favorite places for delicious but healthy food is Casa de Luz.