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 one of its tech editors in 2018, where I'm responsible for curating news for a select handful of company-generated magazines, developing push notifications and social media posts, and also crafting the bi-weekly tech newsletters.
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).
My role as a tech editor has me scouring the news to determine what is relevant enough to be "flipped" into one of the specific magazines I'm charged with overseeing, beyond breaking news. What's more, it's my responsibility to select items from a diverse set of outlets. In short, Flipboard relies on my judgement to know what's really important in the world of tech news versus what's mundane.
I'm also responsible for the development of two technology-focused newsletters that are sent each week. Because of this, I plan the theme of each one, curate the appropriate number of articles around it, craft the copy for each email, and work with the distribution team to send it out in a timely basis.