Maggie Shnayerson (born Margot Beahan Shnayerson June 20, 1981 in New York, NY) is an American journalist and blogger. She was an editor at Gawker Media's flagship site, Gawker.com and has written for TIME magazine, the New York Sun, and the New York Post. Before joining Gawker, Shnayerson was the public relations director for the Village Voice and the New York Sun.
While at Gawker, Shnayerson's coverage of benefit cuts for freelancers working at media giant Viacom was credited by The Nation as having "helped instigate one of the most unlikely and successful labor campaigns of recent years." On February 25, 2008, Shnayerson was fired via email by Gawker Media publisher Nick Denton for failing to bring in enough page views under the company's new web traffic-based payment system. Several other Gawker editors left the site shortly before Shnayerson's departure, citing the new compensation scheme among their reasons for doing so.
Shnayerson is a graduate of Dartmouth College and attended The Brearley School and Holderness School. She's the daughter of the journalist and editor Robert Shnayerson, a former editor at TIME and of Harper's  magazine. She is also the sister of Vanity Fair journalist Michael Shnayerson.
- Nolan, Hamilton. Newsmakers: Shnayerson helps the Voice send a new message. PRWeek March 26, 2007
- Balk, Alex. Web Outfit To "Change Journalism Forever" With Pay-For-Traffic Scheme. Gawker.com September 5, 2007
- Permalancers Unite! The Nation, December 13, 2007
- Dumenco, Simon. Blogger Smackdown, Life Pre-MySpace and What's Truly Obscene Advertising Age, March 3, 2008
- Maggie Shnayerson Out At GawkerThe New York Observer, February 25, 2008
- Ousted Editor: 'Gawker Shouldn't Be a Depository for the Latest Viral Video,' Mediabistro.com. February 25, 2008
- Who should really be sacked at Gawker? The Guardian February 27, 2008
- Gawker, Manhattan Media News and Gossip Archived 2008-04-11 at the Wayback Machine.
- Permalancers, Unite!
- Maggie Shnayerson Out at Gawker | The New York Observer
- Fresh Intelligence : Radar Online : Massive Gawker Turnover Continues Unabated Archived 2008-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.
- Gawker and the Rage of the Creative Underclass - New York Magazine
- Top Editor and Two Colleagues to Leave Media Blog Gawker - New York Times
- Harper's Magazine, September 1971