Federica Cherubini

Head of Leadership Development at Reuters Institute of the Study of Journalism

As Head of Leadership Development, Federica hosts RISJ open-admission courses, bespoke events and private off-the record discussions to equip the current and next generations of newsroom leaders with the skills, evidence-based research, experience and network they need to shape the future of journalism and build a better and more sustainable future for the industry.
Federica is an expert in newsroom operations and organizational change, with ten years of experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial networks around the world.

Before joining the Reuters Institute, she was Engagement Manager at Hearken, an audience consulting company that helps newsrooms better listen to and engage with their stakeholders in order to build sustainability.
Prior to joining Hearken, she was Audience Projects Editor at Condé Nast International, working on audience growth, best practice and knowledge sharing. She is an expert on newsletter strategies and editorial initiatives that drive audience loyalty. She was a coach for the Membership Puzzle Project’s latest cohort.

Federica is a director at Hacks/Hackers London, a community of 4,000+ members at the intersection of journalism and technology who meet to discuss and rethink the future of news.

She participated in the Online News Association’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator and is a mentor with the Digital Women Leaders initiative.