With over a decade of experience in some of the biggest tech and media companies in the world, Janie has unique and extensive experience working at the intersection of journalism, audience engagement and product development. Janie currently works on Strategic Partner Development at Facebook's APAC News Partnerships team where she manages initiatives and training programs to help newsrooms build a data-driven social publishing strategy.
Strategic Partner Development, News, APAC
February 2018 to present
Through scaled projects and programs, I work with hundreds of news organizations in Asia Pacific to help them use data and insights from CrowdTangle to grow their engagement and sustain their businesses on Facebook and Instagram.
Based in Hong Kong, I'm part of a global 24/7 Social Publishing team responsible for growing CNN's global presence across social platforms and messaging apps.
Manage CNN and CNN International’s social accounts and ensure all accounts are updated with the most important news stories of the day
Stay across all trending stories of the day and flag these stories to the digital and newsgathering teams
Manage CNN’s LINE accounts which includes posting alerts, publishing updates and running live chats with CNN correspondents around the globe
Liaise with various departments including digital, newsgathering and features to ensure they're producing content with a social audience in mind
Yahoo India and Southeast Asia
Senior Editorial Operations Manager
June 2011- March 2016
As the editorial operations manager in the region, I connect product and editorial teams and help manage media properties in the region. I ensure all Yahoo’s media properties in India and Southeast Asia are localised for the users and all content services are available and bug-free.
Launch and manage media properties such as news, celebrity, sports, finance and lifestyle and ensure that all relevant content are onboarded and curated for the local audience
Ensure that distribution platforms of Yahoo content in the region (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) are updated
Integrate editorial tools in the newsroom workflow including social media management, analytics and publishing products
Design product features for internal publishing tools used by Yahoo editors around the world in coordination with product engineers, write product documentation for these tools and deliver training to the editorial teams
Launched several media properties over the last five years and managed microsites for major news events such as elections and disasters
Worked with product engineering teams to create internal content management systems (CMS), built to Yahoo’s needs and specifications, allowing for collaboration among Yahoo editors around the globe. Recently, I worked with the same team to integrate Tumblr, a company acquired by Yahoo, from a mass-market microblogging tool to a full-fledged multimedia editorial CMS.
Wrote instructional guides for all publishing tools and provided training for all editors to help them adopt these tools into their workflows.
Producer and Global News Editor for the Philippines
September 2009 - May 2011
In my initial role at Yahoo as a producer for the Philippines, I was in charge of managing the daily programming of the homepage and other media properties.
Wrote and produced news articles for Yahoo news, covering beats such as current events, politics and technology as well as entertainment and lifestyle.
Localised relevant content from other Yahoo markets such as the United States and United Kingdom and reproduced them for the Filipino audience.
Managed the homepage and special events page for the 2010 Philippine national elections which won our team a Yahoo editorial award.
Conceptualized and launched OMG, Yahoo’s entertainment website in the Philippines, which became the foundation of OMG Awards, an annual people’s choice award for local celebrities that garnered millions of votes annually.
March 2008 - September 2009
As production specialist for Inquirer.net, the online arm of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine’s biggest daily newspaper, I was part of the pioneer group that built and launched the multimedia section of the news website. I have led a small team of reporters and video editors producing current affairs, entertainment, lifestyle and sports videos.
Bayview Technologies Inc.
Public Relations Assistant
March 2007 - March 2008
As Public Relations Assistant for Bayview Technologies, an online gaming company, I was responsible for managing the company’s corporate and consumer product websites and all its advertising and marketing copies. I was also the project lead in all of the company’s press events and presence in key industry exhibits around the world.