Founded in 2010, Flipboard is an application which allows individuals to curate the news how they see fit, creating their own magazine rack, as it were. During my time as a reporter for The Next Web and VentureBeat, I have covered the company extensively.
Flipboard engaged me to be its technology editor in 2018, where I'm responsible for curating news for a select handful of company-generated magazines, developing push notifications and social media posts, crafting a daily tech newsletter, managing a book program showcasing selections from influencers, and supporting improvements with topic curation.
During special events such as Mobile World Congress or the Consumer Electronics Show, I'd participate in Twitter chat sessions with partner publications, like Digital Trends (#DTFlipChat). I also worked with Recode on the creation of a magazine for its 2018 Code Conference, which included supporting production, curating articles, and promoting the notable ones to Flipboard's audience of technology enthusiasts through push notifications and daily emails.
As technology editor, I also reviewed news outlets and publications to determine what was relevant enough to be added into any of the tech-oriented magazines I managed, as well as any breaking news. It was my responsibility to ensure that the collection of articles came from a very diverse set of sources. In short, Flipboard relied on my judgement to know what's really important in tech versus what's mundane.
I was also responsible for the development of two technology-focused newsletters distributed each week. I produced each one, developing the theme and curating the appropriate number of articles around it, crafting copy, and working with the distribution team.