Victoria Pope

Victoria Pope is the deputy editor of National Geographic magazine and its chief editor for text. Before joining National Geographic in November 2005, she was the executive editor for U.S. News and World Report. Her positions in editing and magazine management followed more than a decade as a foreign correspondent in Germany, Austria, Poland, and Russia. She covered the imposition of martial law in Poland for the Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. She was a correspondent in Moscow for U.S. News and World Report at the time of the coup against Gorbachev. She is well-versed in the challenges of magazine journalism, including how to manage creative people and, during hard economic times, how to continue growing the business and delivering the uncompromising vision and quality for which National Geographic is celebrated worldwide. Victoria also speaks to unique challenges for women in upper management roles, and—as the author of a forthcoming book on women pilots of World War II—shares keen insights on alternative careers for women. [+]