Hi, my name is Marianne Bouchart. I am a digital editor, web news producer and an all-rounder data journalism geek. I am passionate about innovative story telling. I am currently looking for a role where I could use my skills to the full, create compelling content for the web and be part of a team.

This site is an interactive version of my C.V. which showcases my skills and gives you a little bit more information about my professional experience as well as other projects I've been involved in.

Feel free to scroll through, click and share. Thanks for your visit and hopefully I'll hear from you soon.

ABOUT ME PAGE

Core Skills

All-rounder news editor and web producer with a great interest and experience in digital news, innovative story telling and data journalism. I consider myself as a creative and proactive person. I have the experience of developing big online projects and building online communities.

WEB NEWS PRODUCTION

  • Proficient with all major web editorial tools and Content Management Systems
  • Excellent social media skills (publishing and monitoring)

EDITORIAL FLAIR

  • Compelling skills in digital editorial design and innovative story telling
  • Great editorial project coordinator
  • Knowledge of the industry and its key players
  • Compelling writing and editing skills

TEAM PLAYER

  • Problem Solver. Trouble Shooter.
  • Great ability to work under pressure and to take initiatives
  • Excellent organizational skills

THRIVE

  • Passionate and dedicated
  • Can do attitude
  • Constantly learning

DATA JOURNALISM AND INNOVATIVE STORY TELLING

  • Passionate about innovative story telling and data journalism
  • Tenacious data research skills
  • A great editorial flair for graphic design and data visualizations
  • Ability to use diverse spreadsheet softwares such as Excel, Tables or Google Spreadsheet.
  • Decent data scraping competence
  • Self-taught programming skills in HTML, FTP, CSS, Javascript and an understanding of HTML5

GLOBAL REACH

  • Ability to work fluently in English and French. Also have basic command of German
  • Contacts worldwide

Experience

NOW

I am now looking for a new job opportunity where I could use my web production and creative skills as well as coordinate data journalism or innovative story telling projects.

The following tabs list all my previous work experience.

2012 – 2015

Web News Producer EMEA, Data Journalism and Graphics Editor

Over three years at Bloomberg News I was coordinating closely with the US-based editorial and production teams and was in charge of the web production in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com (which merged into BloombergBusiness.com in January 2015). Along the way I also fulfilled the role of data journalism and graphics editor.

My job entailed daily production tasks for the EMEA region using WordPress and in-house content management systems, trouble shooting, editing and producing newsletters, curating homepages and specific channels on the sites, creating and updating graphics as well as projects coordination. I was also the point person for stories related to Wikileaks as well as broader data journalism projects across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

2011 – 2012
Founder and Editor, Team Leader, Web Producer, Community Manager
• Set up an online platform that works as a blog, news aggregator and online community (comments, forums and groups) about data journalism.
• Content producer: videos, podcasts, articles, visualisations. Community manager (forums, groups, comments, social media).

2010 – 2012

Freelance web designer and producer (specialised in journalism)

• Created websites and blogs using HTML and Wordpress.org
• Linked website to different SNS accounts
• Taught clients how to use the platforms and add content to their website
• Created, edited and produced web content for clients

2010 – 2012

Freelance Final Cut Pro and Adobe Audition teacher

• Gave one-to-one and group classes for video and audio editing softwares

• Helped clients on editing projects and reach top professional standards

 

Freelance video journalist and producer

• Created web video reports for clients such as the European Journalism Center and DataDrivenJournalism.net

2009 – 2011

Freelance Digital Marketing Manager

• Developed and implemented entire digital marketing campaigns

• Developed the clients’ online presence via blogs, websites and SNS

• Managed newsletters, seeding campaigns and online public relations

• Clients included: Dulux paint with the “Let’s Colour” campaign where I was Marketing Manager for the French territory between March and May 2010, American artist Blake Worrell from the Puppetmastaz between 2009 and 2010, Faculty Music (part of Universal UK) in 2009.

SUMMER 2010

Location Manager, Game tester at Testronic Labs, Pinewood studios, Uxbridge, UK

• Was in charge of checking the French translation and good functionality of video games on different platforms (including iPad)

JUNE 2010

Editor, Team Leader for Multimedia coverage of the Journalism’s Next Top Model Conference at the University of Westminster, London, UK.

• Managed a team of journalists to cover the event and interview guest speakers (involving Mayor of London Boris Johnson, former director general of the BBC Mark Thompson as well as other important players in the media industry)

• Supervised the online coverage of the event via blogs, Twitter, Youtube, iChat, Live Stream, websites, forums

AUGUST – OCTOBER 2009

Intern

• Social media marketing

• Seeding

• Email marketing

• Press releases

MARCH – MAY 2009

Editor, Team Leader, Coordinating Multimedia Coverage

• Managed a team of journalists to cover the event (involving BBC General Director Mark Thompson, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, former Editor of the Sun Kelvin McKenzie, The Guardian’s Nick Davies, etc.)

• Supervised the online marketing of the events via blogs, Twitter, Youtube, iChat, Skype, websites, forums.

MARCH – MAY 2009

Web Editor, Social Media Manager, Blogging and Web Production for the Soundpad Project (Directed by John Leckie and Keith Harris) at the University of Westminster, London, UK.

• Managed a team of journalists to interview the bands and producers Keith Harris and John Leckie

• Created a WordPress blog, a Twitter account and took part in the digital marketing campaign for 5 independent rock bands

2002 – 2006

Editor-in-chief (sometimes founder) of student newspapers (through high school and first two years of higher education), France

• Created the first student magazines/newspapers of my schools

• Wrote editor’s letters and articles

• Supervised the production (from the writing to the printing process) and managed a team of student journalists

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FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS (combined)

COFFEE CUPS

YEARS EXPERIENCE

Guest Lecturer/Speaker Experience

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University of Westminster

FEB 2013 – FEB 2014

Gave both keynote lectures and practical workshops to students from the BA Honours in Journalism at the University of Westminster in London, UK.

LSE Polis Journalism Conference

5 APR 2013

Panel member and guest speaker at the LSE Polis Journalism Conference session on Trust In Digital in London, UK, alongside James Ball (Guardian), Esra Dogramaci (ex-Al Jazeera), Nicola Hughes (Guardian, Knight Mozilla).

O'Reilly Strata Conference

2013

Became a jury member for the 2013 O’Reilly Strata Conference, reviewing keynote proposals.

Hacks/Hackers London

16 JAN 2013

Became member of the Hacks/Hackers London committee and organized the January meetup where I gave a keynote presentation on How big data is changing financial journalism at Bloomberg News head quarters in London, UK.

O'Reilly Strata Conference

2 OCT 2012

Gave a keynote presentation at the O’Reilly Strata Conference – Making Data Work in London, UK entitled Financial Data and Journalism – How Bloomberg Makes Data Work.

ESJ Pro Paris

18 – 20 JUNE 2012

Gave a three-day data journalism training including theory and practical workshops on spreadsheets, data mining and data visualizations  at the ESJ Pro Paris in Paris, France. Attendees were professionals from major French media organizations.

City University

23 FEB 2012

Gave a keynote lecture on data journalism to MA students in International Journalism at City University, London, UK.

ESJ Lille

1 DEC 2011

Gave a keynote lecture on data journalism to students in Journalism at the École Supérieure de Journalisme de Lille in Lille, France.

Education

  • 2001-2004

    French Baccalaureate obtained with distinctions at Lycee Notre Dame des Dunes, Dunkerque (France)
  • 2002 - 2004

    Student at the FRAC (Regional Fund of Contemporary Arts) Fine Arts School of Dunkerque. Keen interest in computer graphics and publishing with InDesign
  • 2004 - 2006

    Classe preparatoire “hypokhagne” and “khagne” in French Literature, Philosophy, History, Geography, English and English Literature, at CPGE Notre Dame de la Paix, Lille (France)
  • 2006 - 2007

    BA in English and American Studies (including Marketing), obtained with Upper Second Class Honours, Lille Catholic University, Lille (France)
  • 2007 - 2010

    BA Hons in Media at the University of Westminster, London, obtained with First Class Honours. (includes practical Journalism, PR, business and online journalism)
  • FEB 2009

    Masterclass in Investigative Journalism at City University (London) by The Guardian’s Nick Davies and David Leigh.
  • MAY 2011

    HEFAC - Hostile Environment Training and First Aid Course for Media and NGOs at Blue Dot
  • 2010 - 2011

    MA International Journalism at City University (London) with distinctions in Online Journalism, Practical TV and Radio journalism, International News and European affairs.

Computing/Editing Skills

Wordpress

95

Bloomberg Terminal for Media and Journalists

80

Other Bloomberg Terminal Skills

60

Programming in HTML, FTP and CSS

75

Dreamweaver CS4 and above

65

Adobe Photoshop CS4 and above

95

Word/Pages, Excel/Tables, Power Point/Keynote

95

Final Cut Pro 6 and above, Adobe Audition

90

Adobe InDesign CS4 and above

80

Adobe Illustrator CS5 and above

70

Programming in HTML5 and Javascript (data visualizations)

65

Languages

FRENCH

Native

ENGLISH

Fluent

GERMAN

Reading

I'd Love To Work With You

Whether you want to hire me now or just keep in touch, please fill the following form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

t: +44 (0)7890667998 | e: mariannebouchart@gmail.com