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 a seven-person Washington Bureau, and an overhaul of the organization's digital and newsgathering strategy. That strategy quintupled MotherJones.com's traffic and, last year, led to the 47-percent scoop. 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.