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). 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 tech editor, I also scoured numerous news outlets and publications to determine what was relevant enough to be "flipped" into any of the tech-oriented magazines I oversaw, 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.
For the first six months of my tenure, 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.