Lilly Chapa

Editorial Manager

Lilly Chapa is an Editorial Manager at API. In her role, she works on developing an editorial strategy for all of API’s content and resources, including articles, columns, newsletters, reports and videos. Lilly will also set editorial guidelines, style, and standards, help execute audience research and manage the Need to Know newsletter. Launched in 2013, API’s Need to Know newsletter curates fresh useful insights from across the industry, serving thousands of influential and innovative leaders in journalism.

Lilly is an award-winning journalist with more than nine years of editorial experience. In her most recent position as managing editor at The Wyman Company, she led content and managed writers and freelancers for three association magazines. As a freelance journalist, Chapa has experience in long-form storytelling as well as writing and editing white papers, articles and manuscripts. Lilly is a recipient of several awards, including the most recent 2021 Gold TABBIE Award. Lilly will use her diverse experiences to help API produce useful and relevant resources for audience-centric and sustainable journalism.

Lilly is a University of Oklahoma alumna. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, and enjoys gardening, traveling and exploring her city.

Email Lilly at or follow her on Twitter @lillychapa.