Rubina Madan Fillion

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The Intercept

Job Title:
Digital Engagement Editor


Rubina Madan Fillion is digital engagement editor at The Intercept, where she works on social media strategy, partnerships, analytics and interactive projects. She previously spent seven years at The Wall Street Journal – first as a graphics editor and then as a social media editor. She has also written for Reuters, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, SPIN and the Associated Press.

Rubina is an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at New York University, where she co-taught a graduate level course on digital journalism. She serves on the board of the Deadline Club, New York’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Emory University.

Asian American Journalists Association

Current Leadership Positions:

Board Member, Deadline Club (Society of Professional Journalists)

Areas of expertise:
Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Experience building interactive news applications, Web production experience, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Social media branding – Sub-branded accounts (such as a Politics Blog or Regional Channel), Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Data analysis – Beginner level, Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

Online News Association convention, Chicago, 2014 (“How Can I Make My Story Go Viral); New York Press Club, 2014 (“How to Boost Reader Engagement and Storytelling”); Asian American Journalists Association convention, NYC, 2013 (“Kicking Ass in Your Early Career”); Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, NYC, 2013 (“Getting Engaged: Marrying Social Media and the News”)

City / Location Preferences:

New York City; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; San Francisco

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