Product Manager, The Washington Post
Angela can discuss product management, leading technology teams, navigating product-editorial-business divide, data science and personalization, A/B testing, and dealing with impostor syndrome. She’s also available for practice job interviews and resume and cover letter reviews.
Storytelling Director, WhereBy.Us; Cofounder, The Evergrey
Anika can coach on community engagement strategy/projects, events, launching newsletters, systems and workflows, and the delight and agony of working at news startups.
Senior Editor for Video, The Boston Globe
Anush can offer guidance in promoting visual storytelling in traditional newsrooms, and building and leading visual teams.
Product Manager, The Texas Tribune
Becca can talk about product management, changing your career path, leading happy cross-functional teams, design thinking, and learning how to code.
General Editor – Strategic Analytics, ESPN’s The Undefeated
Brittany can coach on corporate communication, identifying how to use insights in editorial decision making, and building a network you can rely on.
Senior Mobile Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Brittany can coach on working/moving overseas, making the transition from small town to big-city media, and resumes/cover letters.
CEO & Co-Founder, Radio Ambulante
Carolina can coach on entrepreneurship, leading remote teams, building bilingual and transnational audiences, and podcasting. Hablo español.
Sr. Editor, Digital Storytelling and Training; The New York Times
Charo can coach on leadership styles, fostering innovation, developing relationships and finding allies, managing change, and career planning.
Director of Digital Content, Denver7 at The E.W. Scripps Company
Deblina can coach on fostering innovation in legacy newsrooms, improving newsroom efficiency, building effective teams, leading through times of transition, and turning your frustrations into positive change.
Director, Content Programing and Search; National Geographic
Delaney can coach on getting your ideas heard and prioritized, asking for vacation (and other nerve-wracking conversations), and advocating for others, especially as a manager.
Senior Director, Development & Syndication; Condé Nast Entertainment
Dhiya can coach on negotiating, middle management, finding work/life chemistry, and goal-setting.
Freelance Journalist and Product Manager
Elite can coach on finding your niche in media, collaborating across technical and editorial teams, switching career tracks, and managing money.
Elizabeth Hoekenga Whitmire
Director of Social Media, Alabama Media Group
Elizabeth can coach on pushing innovation in local media, creating a new position for yourself, audience engagement and growth strategies, and managing remote employees.
Managing Editor, Eater
Ellie can coach on time management and organization; project managing editorial projects; and managing happy teams and direct reports.
Director, Quartz Bot Studio
Emily can coach on navigating big-swing career pivots, crossing the product-editorial-business divide, dealing with unknowns in emerging tech, working remotely, and generally what it’s like to be a misfit.
Emma Carew Grovum
Product Manager, The Daily Beast
Emma can coach on newsroom operations, working with technology teams, being a newsroom trainer, diversity initiatives, and collaborative problem solving.
Emma Patti Harris
Director of Content, Editing & Design Studio at The Baltimore Sun
Emma can coach on having difficult conversations, how to manage creative professionals, and work/life balance as a working mom.
Digital Editor, 5280 Magazine
Erin can coach on leading digital teams in legacy media, working with a small staff and budget, planning and executing a website relaunch, and advocating for better work-life chemistry (especially as a new mom).
Head of Knowledge Sharing, Condé Nast International
Federica can coach about managing cultural change and digital transformation processes; working collaboratively across departments, countries and continents; and figuring out a new career path in digital media.
Senior Manager, Product Operations; McClatchy
Gina can coach on digital strategy, digital subscriptions and paywalls, managing change in a rapidly changing workplace, communicating up, and finding that elusive work-life balance.
Hannah J. Wise
Manager, Interactives; CBC News
Hannah can coach on bridging tech and journalism, plotting a path from A to B, boosting confidence, and balancing work and motherhood.
Hannah M. Wise
Engagement Editor, The Dallas Morning News
Hannah can coach on pitching projects, managing up, presenting your best work online, and remembering to take care of yourself. Oh, and she can teach you to embroider.
Director, Project Facet
Heather can coach on entrepreneurship, personal branding and marketing, managing collaborative teams, and class imposter syndrome.
Director of Programs, Online News Association; Organizer, Women's Leadership Academy
Jennifer can coach on leadership styles, career development, managing up, pushing innovation, managing change and removing blockers; and she loves to give feedback on resumes, cover letters, pitches, and project proposals.
Senior Editor, WNYC Studios
Jenny can coach on making podcasts, leading creative teams on deadline, and navigating ambiguity in your organization and career.
Head of Video, News24
Jerusha can coach on developing and implementing new multimedia strategies, interview skills (on and off camera, and in job interviews too), organising your projects and personal life and on moving into new leadership positions.
Product Manager, Chemical & Engineering News
Jessica can coach on transferable skills, navigating culture change, and asking for what you want.
On-Demand Content & Audience Engagement Producer, WFAE
Joni can coach on podcasting, public media, music/audience engagement, collaborations, leadership/team management, and how to get the word out about your work.
Deputy Politics Editor, Los Angeles Times
Julie can coach on compensation negotiations, workflow updates and hacks, and managing change in traditional newsrooms.
Visuals Editor, Vox
Kainaz can coach on how to run visual teams in non-visual newsrooms, how to transition from a freelancer (doer) to a manger (decider/coach), and how to lead happy teams.
Senior Manager of Digital Content, Cox Media Group
Kari can coach on unconventional career paths and switching teams, building buy-in, work/life chemistry, and managing work alongside motherhood and personal crises.
Managing Editor, Digital; WAMU
Kelsey can coach on public media, career development, multi-generational collaboration, digital + legacy newsroom integration, hiring, user-first storytelling, and effective communication.
Managing Editor, Audience; Philadelphia Inquirer
Kim can coach on leadership, career planning or transition, working internationally, building teams, talent development, salary negotiation, and audience and product development. She’s also available to talk to anyone considering perusing an MBA.
Co-founder & President, KitSplit
Kristina can help with questions about entrepreneurship, startup life, pitching projects, product strategy, and events.
Lauren Bracey Scheidt
Senior Product Manager, Listener Journey; NPR Digital Media
Lauren can coach on breaking down big, intractable problems into doable projects, and breaking down organizational silos.
Director of Data, SAM
Louise could coach on strategic planning, either for a product in work or your personal planning; and how to navigate towards a role you want while getting as much as possible out of the role you are in.
Social Media Editor, The Daily Beast
Mandy can coach on navigating the industry post-graduation, understanding cross-practice roles, moving up the job ladder, and handling a layoff or unexpected job loss.
Independent Journalist / International Correspondent
Masuma can coach on how to make innovative and creative journalism projects succeed in newsrooms; how to do experimental journalism; and how to create a job that didn't exist before you.
Independent Journalist and Media Consultant
Meena can coach on audience strategy; business journalism; fellowship and scholarship applications; and managing your personal finances.
Megan can coach on transitioning to management, figuring out what your career path should look like, navigating life after a layoff, making diversity a priority in your newsroom, thriving in male-dominated environments, and job applications/interviews/negotiating.
Digital Editor, Radio New Zealand
Megan can coach on managing people, clear communication, and making sure you're not going crazy doing too many things.
Managing Editor, NCAA.com and PGA.com
Melissa can provide guidance on building strong teams, changing culture, and salary negotiations. Melissa has experience in local news, digital-first/only content strategy, and analytics. She's also happy to talk about dogs.
Global Growth Editor, The New York Times
Millie can coach on how to think about your career, especially if you're straddling many worlds and skills; managing across cultures, languages, remotely. etc.; negotiation and difficult conversations; and the most fun — just getting your life together, whether that means tools, processes, or self-care.
Engagement Editor, Vox.com
Nisha can coach on managing people, teams, and large-scale projects; fostering innovation, pitching your ideas, career growth/planning, and how to present yourself online.
Science, Technology, and Environment Editor; The Christian Science Monitor
Noelle can coach on fostering collaboration, leading sideways, and cross-departmental communication.
Content Producer, Radio Gladys Palmera
Núria can share her experiences in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, Latin media, music/entertainment journalism, motherhood, moving abroad, and figuring it out all over again.
Digital News Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune
Rachel can coach on working with reporters, managing investigative projects, leading successful teams, role reinvention, and being a newsroom "change agent."
Managing Editor & Podcast Producer, The GroundTruth Project
Rachel can coach on podcasts, fellowships, public radio, startup-style workplaces and creating your own opportunities.
Newsroom Project Manager, The Wall Street Journal
Rachel can coach on building and leading teams, job hunting, kinder hiring practices, refining digital strategies, communicating effectively, and building your confidence.
Co-founder and COO of WhereBy.Us
Rebekah can help with questions about product strategy, management, and entrepreneurship.
Ryann Grochowski Jones
Deputy Editor, Data at ProPublica
Ryann can coach on careers in data and investigative journalism.
Manager, Digital Storytelling Strategy; The Palm Beach Post
Samantha can coach on creating team culture, leading from anywhere, getting buy-in for passion projects, acing the interview and getting hired, public speaking like the Oprah you are, and more.
Sara Konrad Baranowski
Editor, Iowa Falls Times Citizen
Sara can coach on leadership in a small organization, the everyday fight against imposter syndrome, and the ongoing quest to find balance between work and motherhood.
Head of Audience Engagement at BBC News
Sarah can coach on working in male-dominated environments, pitching projects, resilience, and developing your confidence.
Editorial Product Strategist, McClatchy
Shannan can coach on developing your career path and skills, managing product and audience strategy, considering grad school, and creating work/life chemistry.
Shira T. Center
Politics/Asst. Metro Editor, The Boston Globe
Shira can offer guidance on innovation in political journalism, and creating meaningful (and profitable!) change in traditional newsrooms.
Audience Growth Producer, The News & Observer
Taylor can coach and provide insight on navigating the newsroom as a new manager, boosting productivity, and providing social media project feedback.
Director of Social Media for PBS KIDS and Education, PBS
Veronica can coach on reporting and editing lifestyle journalism, fostering diverse and inclusive coverage, and connecting with people through social media.
Managing Editor & Senior Correspondent, NowThis
Versha can coach on managing up, down, and sideways; being the only POC/WOC in the room; and dealing with fast-paced startup culture. She's also here for chats about ethics and social video.
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