Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Stacy-Marie Ishmael is a journalist and editor from Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently the Editorial Director at the Texas Tribune and has worked for the Financial Times, BuzzFeed, and Apple.

Stacy-Marie Ishmael, 2016

CareerEdit

She was born and raised in San Fernando, Trinidad, where she went to Naparima Girls' High School, graduating in 2002 and then moving to Europe.[1] She attended University of Franche-Comté and the London School of Economics, going on to become in 2006 a graduate trainee at the Financial Times (FT).[1] There, Ishmael started Alphaville, one of the FT's first blogs.[2] Business Insider described her work as "ridiculously knowledgeable" as well as "great on camera" in appearances for CNBC. Ishmael has also drawn praise for "astute" commentary on hiring and organizational diversity.[3]

After five years at the FT, Ishmael departed for technology company Percolate,[1] but returned in 2013 to the FT, where she became vice-president for communities,[4] working with the FT Live series that produces 200 events a year.[5]

Ishmael moved to BuzzFeed in 2014[6] as managing editor of mobile news as the company developed a news app, which launched in June 2015.[7] She has also been a regular guest on BuzzFeed's popular podcast Another Round, hosting a segment called "Stacy's Career Corner". The Frisky praised Ishmael's advice for negotiations as "absolutely required listening for anyone who’s ever been afraid of walking into a room and asking for what they want"[8] and said her recurring segment "is competent, clear-headed and extremely useful. It’s the kind of advice you wish you had when faced with a work challenge; it’s the advice you want when navigating the trenches of a workplace peppered with microaggressions and untoward overtures...It’s the kind of advice I wish I’d had when I was a young person figuring out how to navigate a world that they don’t prepare you for in college."[9]

In 2016–17 Ishmael was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dalkan, Christine (8 June 2013). "Stacy-Marie Ishmael Making Waves in Tech". The Trinidad Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ O’Donovan, Caroline (21 November 2014). "What's the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lawrence, Jessica (31 January 2014). "The Signals that Make Tech Start-Ups So Homogeneous". Harvard Business Review. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Sohn, Tim (23 October 2013). "Q&A: Stacy-Marie Ishmael on Her Mission to Build, Expand Financial Times Communities". AdWeek. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Weisenthal, Joe (16 February 2010). "Get Ready To See Way More Of This Face On CNBC". Business Insider. Retrieved 25 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ O'Donovan, Caroline (17 October 2014). "BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Moses, Lucia (19 June 2015). "Inside BuzzFeed's new app: 'We are obsessed with performance' - Digiday". Digiday. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Reynolds, Megan (19 August 2015). "And Now For Some Very, Very Important Advice On How To Negotiate". The Frisky. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Reynolds, Megan (7 June 2016). "Ivanka Trump, A Normal Working Woman, Is Writing A Book For Regular Working Women Just Like You". The Frisky. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Prince, Richard (27 April 2016). "Prince Always Sought Ties With Black Media". The Root. Retrieved 26 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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