Caroline Praderio was recently hired as an assistant editor at Down East: The Magazine of Maine.

Before accepting the position of assistant editor at Down East, Praderio completed several internships in the publishing industry, including one with The Improper Bostonian. Most recently, she was an editorial and social media intern at America’s Test Kitchen in Brookline, Mass., the publisher of Cook’s Country and Cook’s Illustrated magazines.

She is a recent graduate of Emerson College with a bachelor's of fine arts degree in writing, literature and publishing. In her new role at Down East she will lead the expanding social media efforts in addition to contributing to the print magazine.

“Caroline’s professional social media experience and passion for food and arts writing is a great asset and will benefit our expanding readership online and in print. She is a welcome addition to the Down East editorial staff,” said Editor in Chief Paul Doiron in a news release.