Reuters hires online producer/social media deputy
We are thrilled to welcome Jamillah Knowles, our newest online producer/social media deputy, who is based in London. She brings to Reuters a diverse background across many journalism platforms and has a rooted history as one of the “originals” in social media. Jamillah started her career as a photographer with Trinity Mirror papers in the Midlands (UK) brandishing a manual camera. She worked in radio as a producer and output editor with Radio 5Live (UK) and World Service, as well as hosting her own show for nine years – Outriders – about geeky things and technology. From there, she transitioned into online media and set up BBC News twitter accounts for which she outlined strategies for newsgathering and distribution. She also worked online as the UK editor for The Next Web.
Fun facts: Jamillah is working on a BSC in Artificial Intelligence. She is a world record-breaking hula hoop dancer with a Blue Peter badge to prove it. Her favorite vegetable is the parsnip. (One of these things is not true, but you’ll have to say hello in order to find out which it is.)
Jamillah will be working with Linda Noakes on the UK homepage and Cassandra Garrison on social media in the EMEA time zone.
Please welcome Jamillah! Find her on Twitter: @jemimah_knight