Chief Marketing Officer and Community Lead, The Americas || HackPack | July 2016 – Present
Leading expansion in the Americas of digital platform to facilitate global freelance journalists and editors connecting, conducting transactions and verifying quality. Head of operations and Latin American partnerships.
Innovation Fellow || VICE Media | June 2016 – October 2016
Working with VICE media and the City University of New York to develop a digital platform to aid in recruitment of and networking for global freelance journalists.
Blogger || Girls’ Globe | June 2013 – Present
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, USA via blogging, twitter and periscope. Correspondent for Women Deliver 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lead planner for initiative to train young women and girls in low-resource areas in citizen reporting.
Research Fellow || The Knight Lab at Northwestern University | March 2015 – May 2015
Working in conjunction with web developers at the innovation lab at the Medill School of Journalism. Research area of interest concerned challenges facing reporters working in international development, and researching avenues to assist in the creation, production or facilitation of development journalism.
Communications Intern || United Nations Development Program | Sept. 2013 – Dec. 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.
News Team Intern || The Borgen Project | 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
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