Monika Bauerlein is co-editor of Mother Jones, where, together with Clara Jeffery, she spearheaded an era of editorial growth and innovation, marked by two National Magazine awards for general excellence, the addition of an 11-person Washington Bureau, and an overhaul of the organization's digital and newsgathering strategy. MotherJones' traffic grew nine-fold as a result of the strategy. Previously Bauerlein was Mother Jones' investigative editor, focusing on long-form projects marrying in-depth reportage, document sleuthing, and narrative appeal. She has also worked as an alternative-weekly editor (at Minneapolis/St. Paul's City Pages); a correspondent for U.S. and European publications in Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations; an AP stringer; a corporate trainer; a translator; and sausage slinger. She lives in Oakland.