Iris Dorbian

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About Me

Currently writing weekly web content for Bank of America’s Small Business Online Community site. The target audience is small business entrepreneurs. Topics include reclaiming customers lost during the recent recession and the importance of knowing your demo.

Freelance writer–beat coverage has ranged from arts, business and insurance to PR, media and politics; has written articles for the following publications: Playbill, MediaPost (OMMA), DMNews,,, Jerusalem Report, The Forward, Back Stage,, Live Design, Pilates Style, Natural Living Today, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Pointe, My Business, Jewish Affairs, CMYK and Queens Ledger

Freelanced as an editor for, a business video-sharing platform. Responsibilities include reviewing/curating videos in archive library, reclassifying them according to category, editing headlines and descriptions and leveraging social media to drive traffic.

Worked as adjunct professor at William Paterson University’s department of communication. Taught journalism to undergrads and professional writing to grad students.

Former Group Editor of Media Industry Newsletter (min), PR News and min’s b2b. Managed, moderated and recruited speakers to monthly webinars for PR News and sister brands. Also, wrote content for special awards issue and recruited speakers for event sessions (and wrote copy for it). Wrote weekly Eye on Advertising column for min’s b2b and monthly Eye on Advertising column for min.

Author of “Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater” (Allworth Press), which was
released in August 2008.

Debut in April ’13 as a personal essayist with “Likable? Who Cares!”–which was published in
B O D Y; another essay, “A Prayer in Times Square,” to be published in the summer issue of Blue Lyra Review. Topics include loss, grief, love, friendship and societal notions of likability versus the reality.

Former Editor-in-Chief of Stage Directions

Former actress


School Name

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


M.S., Journalism

Time Period

1997 – 1999