Robina DamVisible Start Graduate

    A highly experienced journalist and editor of two decades who now brings her international experiences back to London with much to offer.

    TOP SKILLS: Collaborating with clients and colleagues, bringing people with differing opinions together respectfully, and sharing my dynamic optimism. Encouraging a wide range of talents to flourish.

    LOOKING FOR: Communications, creative and media roles which use my people skills and diverse cultural insights.

    About Robina

    With over 20 years in the print media world, I worked up from shifts on the London Evening Standard to get my big break on the Sunday Times. Using my restaurant industry contacts, I tapped into the booming London restaurant scene and celebrity chefs. After contributing to Style magazine and a monthly food column for Marie-Claire, I widened my health and beauty writing at the Daily Mail.

    When the Asian Age broadsheet newspaper launched in London, Delhi and Mumbai, I brought my second-generation British Asian insight to the editorial launch team and continued links with the community as Women’s Editor of East newspaper and as a diarist for India Today, a current affairs title.

    Leaving the UK for the Caribbean where I relocated my family to support my humanitarian diplomat husband’s United Nations role, I pivoted to using my interest in education to volunteer within an international school and local community charities.

    Another move to the USA gave me different volunteering opportunities with a Manhattan school, from assisting in the library, to acting as a parent-teacher liaison and co-chairing a book fair to benefit educational grants.
    Having lived in New York, Paris and London, with extended lengths in Trinidad and India, I naturally want to bring my insight to diversity, equity and justice initiatives.

    Previous experience

    As a former Fleet Street journalist who wrote for lifestyle glossies, I came out of my comfort zone to join a start-up. This company, which produced a luxury accessories’ quarterly, saw me pitching to Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors for funding – not your average editor! After 7 years as a client-facing editor and co-publisher who redesigned inflight magazines for airlines such as BMI and, I took my project management skills to relocate overseas.

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