I am a journalist and editor who has worked for media organizations in Toronto, Hong Kong, Chicago and Montreal.
I am currently a Senior Social-Media Editor at The Economist, where I help lead the newspaper’s daily social operations and social-media strategy, with a focus on audiences in North America.
Previously, I was executive producer of digital content at Postmedia where I led, oversaw and collaborated on the digital content strategy for Postmedia’s newsrooms across Canada, developing editorial best practices, workflow and processes to launch new projects, initiatives and products. I also co-created and launched National Post’s mentorship pilot program which focused on mentorship, leadership and workshops, and was being used as a framework for a company-wide professional development initiative.
Prior to Postmedia, I was a content strategist with the Globe Content Studio, the content marketing operation of The Globe and Mail. I was also a digital and social-media editor with The Globe’s newsroom where I developed its mobile and push notifications strategy, programmed start screens for news and business, set print and digital priorities for the news organization’s Report on Business section, and developed and executed social-media strategies. I was also part of a working group that created, wrote and produced ‘Evening Update’, an evening newsletter for commuters.
I have written for Time, MarketWatch, The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, Maclean’s, Canadian Business and Chatelaine, among other publications. My work for Report on Business Magazine was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2017.
I’m a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (MSJ) and McGill University (BCom).
Contact me at kristene[dot]quan[at]gmail[dot]com.