I am currently looking for an editorial management, strategy or development position with a news organisation or digital media company. I am a digital pioneer and have spent most of my almost two-decade career on the cutting edge of journalism. I have held a series of trailblazing staff positions with the BBC and The Guardian, and as a consultant I have worked on digital journalism projects with several other major news organisations including Al Jazeera, Reed Business Information and CNN International. Over the past 20 years, I have worked with news organisations around the world to create engaging digital journalism, conceive and build digital products and develop organisational capacity to serve digital audiences.
During my job search, I am also available for:
• Consulting for digital editorial product development, data journalism strategy and social media strategy.
• Training covering social media, data journalism, introductory data visualisation and general digital journalism skills.
• Freelance journalism, specialising in technology, the business of media and US politics and foreign policy.
• Speaking on topics including social media, journalism and semantic technologies, the business of media, location-based technologies and the future of journalism.
I bring almost 20 years of journalism experience, including reporting, editing and digital development roles, to my work.
Since 2010, I have worked as a freelance journalist, a digital journalism trainer and a digital media consultant. I worked with news organisations around the world including Al Jazeera, India’s Web 18, Reed Business Information, Czech TV and CNN.
Between April 2011 and August 2013, I was a member of the management team of the Media Development Investment Fund and served as the editor of the Fund’s Knowledge Bridge site and newsletter. MDIF invests in independent news organisations in emerging democracies, and the Knowledge Bridge project was designed to help these news organisations make the digital transition. I also provided digital editorial training and consulting for the independent news organisations in the MDIF portfolio.
From 2006 to 2010, I worked at The Guardian as its first blogs editor and then as its digital research editor. As digital research editor, I worked with fellow Guardian editors to help them conceive and execute digital projects.
Before that, I worked for the BBC in a variety of roles. I joined the BBC in 1998, becoming their first online journalist based outside of the UK, covering the US for its award winning news website. After coming to the UK in 2005, I developed a blogging strategy for BBC News, helped launch a programme on the BBC’s 5Live covering weblogs and podcasts and was on the team that launched the interactive radio programme World Have Your Say on the BBC World Service.
You can find my full work history at LinkedIn.