© 2018 by Margaret Childs 

 My Work 

 The story so far 

In my own words

I was born and raised in New York and moved to Vienna with my family as a teenager. While studying Philosophy at the University of Vienna, I worked as a journalist, editor and producer for TV, print and online media. My employers included Condé Nast Traveller, Wiley Publishing, and the Associated Press. Until 2015, I wrote about business and startup-related topics for the Austrian daily Die Presse. In the fall of 2015, I founded Home Town Media and launched its central product, Austria's leading English-language magazine, METROPOLE. As the only publisher of its kind, Home Town Media creates digital content and print products for companies in the DACH region, who want to reach an international audience. Since the summer of 2017, I have been on the board of the non-profit think tank AustrianStartups. 


Current positions

Home Town Media GmbH   | Media House |   Oct 2015  |   Founder & CEO

METROPOLE   |  Magazine & Community  |   Oct 2015  |   Founder & Publisher

AustrianStartups   |   Non-Profit Think Tank   |   Aug 2017  |  Board Member


The Vienna Review Publishing GmbH   |   2011-2013  |   Managing Editor

Press TV   |   Vienna Correspondent   |   2007-2009  |   Producer 

Writing & Editing

Die Presse   |   Business & Startups   |   2013-2015  |   Journalist

Associated Press   |   Vienna Correspondent   |   2005-2011  |  Reporter 

Condé Nast Traveller   |   Vienna Correspondant   |   2006-2010  |   Journalist


The University of Vienna   |   Philosophy   |   Master's Degree (Mag. Phil) |  2012



Thesis   |   Philosophy of Economics   |  “Dealing with Disparity: How U.S. Thinkers Excuse Inequality in Capitalism Citing Adam Smith’s
The Wealth of Nations”


American International School Vienna  |  International Baccelaureate   |   2004


Austrian Startup Monitor  |   Home Town Media   |   Publisher

The Vienna Survival Guide Series   |   Home Town Media   |   Publisher

The Complete Guide to Austria   |   FrommerMedia   |   Co-Author

Vienna Day by Day  |   FrommerMedia   |   Author

Vienna and the Danube Valley   |   FrommerMedia   |   Co-Author

Europe for Dummies   |   Wiley Publishing   |   Co-Author

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