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Matt Chaban


Role and Company

Content producer, IBM


14 years experience in marketing, advertising, & communications


New York, NY

About Matt

A "recovering journalist," I spent more than a decade in New York City newsrooms before leaving for marketing and communications because of the tough market for journalism. I'd love to speak to other writers, readers, communicators and thinkers about the opportunities out there in the journalism, marketing, PR and think tank worlds, since I've had some experience with all of these. I'm also a former Oregon Duck (quack quack) who grew up in Steel-to-STEM City of Pittsburgh. When not cranking on some copy for IBM and our illustrious magazine Industrious (, I'm exploring the city with my family, taking photos of this wild world of ours, and cooking or baking when at home.

I'm so very grateful for your service and open to discussing anything and everything.

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Matt's Recent Answers

2 months ago

What are your thoughts on cold contacts?

I got my first internship at a design publication because I just liked reading it, and I expressed that enthusiasm...

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2 months ago

How do I get my foot in the door with a profession that is totally new to me?

I agree with a lot of the feedback here, that networking is essential. Almost every job I've ever gotten is...

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