I've recently started working at Google as an editor and content strategist. Once I've had a few more months to put my stamp on the role, I'll give an update here. In the meantime, below is some information about my previous job at the World Economic Forum, where I worked for four years.
I started out at the Forum's headquarters in Geneva, working as a copy editor. I then relocated to our New York office and moved to the Digital Communications team to work as a commissioning editor and staff writer.
A typical day started off with an editorial meeting, where we'd share ideas we had for new stories. Once we'd decided which ideas we liked, I'd maybe write an article, produce a video script or see if there was someone in the Forum's extensive community of experts I could commission to write a piece.
It's a strategy that paid off: my colleagues and I increased monthly unique website viewers from fewer than 1 million in February 2015 to over 4 million at the start of 2017, and increased Facebook fans from fewer than 1 million in January 2016 to over 3 million today. The BBC once described us as a social media juggernaut, and they weren't wrong.
Before the Forum, I worked at the International Organization for Standardization, first as a copy editor and then as an editorial project manager. I've also interned with the the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations.