I was appointed the new editor-in-chief of the women’s lifestyle publication The Pool, founded by Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker, in September 2018. I oversaw all editorial staff and publishing, and worked closely with the new CEO and Head of Commercial on the overall strategy of The Pool as a digital, editorial product and brand.
Google Arts & Culture
Head of Editorial
As Head of Editorial for the Google Cultural Institute, I worked on the content strategy and original content offering for Google Arts & Culture (the Cultural Institute’s consumer app and website). I worked with the product, UX and engineering teams on how the app’s content was produced and appeared online, and with our content, PR and marketing, teams on all major content launches. At Google I was also on the steering committee of the Women @ Google Group, overseeing the production of our monthly newsletter.
Director of Content Operations
Founded by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, DRIVETRIBE is a social network for car and motoring enthusiasts. As the director of content operations, I was responsible for developing and implementing our pre-launch content strategy, hiring our in-house editorial team, commissioning freelancers, and coordinating the editorial calendar.
Managing Editor + Homepage Editor
I first joined BuzzFeed in a hybrid role, working as the homepage editor for BuzzFeed UK, and serving as the overnight editor for BuzzFeed in the US. Working a 6am - 2pm shift, I was the sole editor responsible for BuzzFeed’s breaking news, social news feeds, and homepage while the US team was out-of-hours. In addition to breaking news stories, I also wrote pop culture and entertainment stories, some of which earned millions of views each.
I was then promoted to managing editor for BuzzFeed UK I was responsible for managing the editorial staff. Working directly with the editor-in-chief, I gave direction to the department heads and oversaw the overall structure and operation of the team.
msnNOW (MSN News)
Global Coordinating Editor
At MSN, I was hired to help launch the international roll-out of the new “viral content” platform msnNOW in 11 markets across EMEA. I was responsible for selecting and distributing content produced by the US msnNOW team that would be relevant to other markets, and then making those stories available for re-publishing and translating.
Founder + Editor-in-Chief
In August 2008 I launched the online women’s lifestyle magazine BitchBuzz. I am very proud of the influence and popularity that BitchBuzz obtained over its 4.5 year run as it was gained independently and without VC funding. With its editorial team of 20 internationally-based contributors, BitchBuzz built up a loyal, global readership and was a trailblazer in the market of women-focused publications online.
Feedback from a few of my former colleagues so you know I’m not total trash.