Rachel Schallom

I am an award-winning newsroom leader and strategist with a passion for managing teams, developing and refining content strategies and growing audiences. I am a digital strategist at the Wall Street Journal. I have previously worked at Fusion, the Sun Sentinel, the Los Angeles Times and the Huntsville Times.

I write Poynter’s biweekly newsletter, The Cohort, a newsletter tackling the issues impacting women in journalism. I was a member of the 2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media class.

I also curate a newsletter highlighting interesting things happening in digital journalism and have been an adjunct professor teaching coding for journalism students. I have spoken at national and international conferences and am dedicated to making journalism a more equal place for women to work.

I block out time on Fridays to chat with women and people of color in journalism. We can talk about building and leading teams, job hunting and kinder hiring practices, refining digital strategies, communicating effectively, building your confidence or anything else you want to talk about.

Get in touch at rschallom@gmail.com or on Twitter.

View my resume.

Writing

2018 NiemanLab prediction: Better design helps differentiate opinion and news

2017 NiemanLab prediction: Stop flying over the flyover states

Source: An open letter to newsroom hiring managers

Source: Journalism needs better skills training

SND: Why designers travel