Writer and editor with 18 years of professional experience

Kris Naudus is a Brooklyn-born-and-based editor who writes about toys, video games and lots of other tech. Her work has appeared in Oh Reader, The Escapist, Anime News Network and Anime Insider. She graduated from New York University with a dubiously useful degree in communications. In a previous life she also wrote strategy guides and edited scripts for Pokémon, which means she’s cool to some 10-year-olds.

Work experience


2020 - 2022

Yahoo

Commerce Editor

Writing commerce and buyer's guide content for Verizon Media sites including Yahoo Lifestyle, Yahoo Entertainment and Engadget


2013 - 2020

Engadget

Buyer's Guide Editor

Writing and editing posts about tech and culture, including product announcements, hands-ons, reviews, editorials, product comparisons, buyer's guide recommendations and community discussion content

Researching and writing about deals on top tech retailers like Amazon and Best Buy in order to generate affiliate revenue in product-related posts

Creating video content, including scripting, voiceover and standup camera work

Maintaining a database of 40,000 consumer gadgets and ensuring data is accurate and updated; researching and evaluating new products for their inclusion in the Engadget Buyer's Guide


2010 - 2013

gdgt

Content Manager

Managed a team of part-time researchers responsible for updating a database of 40,000 consumer products and processing thousands of critic reviews from across the web

Researched and evaluated products for their inclusion in the gdgt database; assigned an objective "gdgt Score" based on critic and user reviews of each individual product and its position in the marketplace

Wrote and edited short product reviews, roundup posts, discussion content, and front-page copy


2004 - 2010

Pokémon

Associate Editor, Brand Management

Wrote and edited 10 strategy guides for the Pokemon video games; was involved with every step of production, including writing, copy editing, layout, proofreading, and final press check

Provided English language oversight and script approval for four seasons of the Pokemon television show and seven films; checked materials for their adherence to brand ideals and network standards, all while maintaining faithfulness to the original Japanese product

Wrote website and magazine copy, including movie and television previews, product descriptions, game information and tips, television episode recaps, fan interviews, and trivia games

Education


1998 - 2002

Steinhardt School of Culture and Communication, New York University