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Global Content Editor
July 2017 - February 2019

In my last full-time role, I was Global Content Editor for VEON, writing all the global stories for the app, including news, entertainment, fashion, health, music and technology. I also wrote all the posts for our social media channels.

On a typical day, I would:

• curate daily content from our Global and Local Content Partners for mobile, including content from Condé Nast brands Vogue, GQ, W Magazine, Wired, Pitchfork and Epicurious; TechCrunch; FashionTV; Zoomin; Deezer and many more
• create daily content for mobile, specialising in telling rich visual news, health, fashion, music, entertainment and technology stories
• edit and retouch images in Photoshop 
• manage the editorial calendar on Trello
• write all the posts for our global social media channels, using the tool Social Studio
• uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity and credibility
• maintain VEON brand values throughout the editorial content proposition 
• spot editorial and content trends and respond to them in a timely manner
• drive local customer engagement via the content function on VEON
• manage the global CMS
• track how much of our global content was used by different territories
• observe and respond to data insights surrounding content

The Guardian, etc.
February 2008 - October 2018

I wrote 70+ columns for The Guardian newspaper's comment section, and also scripted and presented a video series on Twitter for The Guardian website, GNews140.

Over the same time period, I wrote travel features for The Sunday Times; features for The Independent and Independent on Sunday; book reviews for The Observer; celebrity interviews for New Humanist; topical comment columns for The Spectator and Daily Telegraph; and comedy features for Esquire.

I have appeared several times on BBC Breakfast, and have also appeared twice on BBC1's Sunday Morning Live, as well as BBC1's Victoria Derbyshire, ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC1's The One Show, Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Sunday Programme and iPM, BBC World Service, Radio 2's The Jeremy Vine Show, Radio 3's Night Waves and many more.

Assistant Editor
​November 2011 - April 2013


​• Editor and copywriter for LivingSocial, one of the largest daily deals companies (now part of Groupon)
• Wrote adverts in our clearly defined house style
• Researched our partners and their products and services thoroughly to ensure accuracy
• Led, commissioned and managed a team of 12 copywriters in total over 18 months
• Provided copywriters with constructive feedback
• Wrote and updated a style guide explaining how to write in the LivingSocial tone of voice
• Ensured copywriters met deadlines 
• Analysed weekly data from adverts and compiled reports

BBC1, etc.
Television & Radio Scriptwriter
April 2002 - January 2008

After winning the runner-up place in the BBC Talent New Sitcom Writers' Award 2002, I worked as a scriptwriter and joke writer on:

• My Family (BBC1)

• Countdown (Channel 4)

• Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC2 & BBC3)

• The New Worst Witch (ITV1)

• The Story of Tracy Beaker (BBC1)

• Space Pirates (BBC1)

• GNews140 (The Guardian)

• Night Waves (Radio 3)

• Dilemma (Radio 4)

Goldsmiths College, University of London
2002 - 2003

MA in Scriptwriting

University of Westminster
​1999 - 2002


BA Commercial Music (First Class Honours)

© 2020, Ariane Sherine.

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