December 2018 – Present
Commissioning and editing stories for “Secret Lives” section of Narratively, an award-winning site for longform journalism.
Marketing Coordinator & Content Writer
December 2017 – May 2019
Digital marketing for RealDecoy Global, social media management, marketing
support for internal initiatives, content creation and marketing support for
RealDecoy clients and partners. Established social media identity and increased
social media activity from inactive to thousands of impressions. Lead thought
leadership curation and editorial process. Copywriter for Conversion Rate
Activities: Youth Mentor, Social Committee Executive Board (2018) User Experience
Workshop (2018), Digital Psychology and Design Workshop (2019)
December 2016 – Present
Placing academic research in context for a general audience for JSTOR Daily. Focused
on research and news involving economics, technology and education.
June 2013 – November 2017
Editor & blogger for Girls’ Globe, an educational platform with 10,000+ followers
focused on the rights, health, education and empowerment of girls and women.
Covered United Nations General Assembly 2015 in New York on twitter, blogs &
periscope. Covered Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen via live broadcasting,
twitter and blog posts.
April 2017 – May 2017
Acting advisor for HackPack.Press on marketing, editorial and social media
Community Lead, Americas
July 2016 – April 2017
New York City, USA; Berlin, Germany
CMO Oct. 2016 – Dec. 2016. In charge of branding, social media, marketing
campaigns and outreach for HackPack. Increased twitter following by 87%, blog
visitation 114%. Acting as primary manager for HP’s operations in the Americas
(USA, Latin America and the Caribbean) alongside daily administration. Mentor at
Chicas Poderosas Mediathon in Mexico City 2016. Representative for HP in
WestTech Ventures’ incubator Project Flying Elephant.
Knight/VICE Innovation Fellow
June 2016 – October 2016
New York City, USA
Winner of competitive media fund to launch an innovative idea in journalism. Working with VICE media and the City University of New York to develop a platform
to aid recruitment of and networking for freelance journalists. Documentarian
Scholarship to Write/Speak/Code in Chicago, 2016
Fellow at Knight Lab
March 2015 – May 2015
Research fellow at Knight Lab, investigating tools to aid international and
United Nations Development Programme
Communications Analyst Intern
September 2013 – December 2013
Created communications plan for overall presence of UN in Jamaica. Created social
media presence, saw twofold increase in followers. Assigned as consultant on
projects, created copy for website and internal distribution, deployed on projects to
report on progress, responsible for complete re-launch of website using Adobe CQ5.
Responsible for hosting delegation from Cuba.
The Borgen Project
News Team Intern
May 2013 – July 2013
Contributed original articles to blog and Borgen Magazine focusing on politics,
culture, international affairs, global health and policy.
Master of Science in Journalism, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; Evanston, USA.
Health & science reporter for Medill News Service, Web Editor for Medill News Service, Innovation project member at Knight Lab, photojournalism, volunteer photographer for Chicago Ideas Week, press representative role-play for Kellogg School of Management.
Master of Arts in Spanish and English Literature (Hons.), University of Edinburgh; Edinburgh, Scotland. (2012)
Peer mentor, international exchange representative, distinction in spoken Spanish.
Exchange Program with University of Edinburgh, Universidad de San Andrés; Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2011)
Awards & Certifications
Credential ID 12192598
Growth Marketing Specialist, CXL Agency
Credential ID 12204220
Certificate for Entrepreneurial Journalism, City University of New York, 2016
Lindahl Scholar, Northwestern University, 2014
Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, 2008
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, 2007
Certificate in Global Health, granted by Unite for Sight
Languages: English (Native proficiency), Spanish (Limited working proficiency), Portuguese (Basic proficiency)
Computer: Adobe Creative Cloud (Audition, Premiere Pro, Lightroom), Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, CSS, Github, Bootstrap, Web Design
Social Media: Hootsuite, Google Analytics, WordPress, Medium, Storify, Tumblr, active on Facebook, Twitter (@FarahColette) and Instagram (@FarahKCM)
Multimedia: Experience with photo, video and audio reporting