• My lede

    The introductory sentence to a journalist's story is called the "lede."

    My passion is picking the right one.

  • My Story

    I am passionate about shaping the future of media. The industry is constantly evolving, and bringing people news where and when they need it is becoming increasingly important. I've worked in wire, print and online newsrooms where my goal has always been to learn as much as I can. I want to find that perfect intersection between quality content and platform.

    I am a Senior Editor on LinkedIn's global editorial team and am focused on making LinkedIn the best place to share news, insights, and professional knowledge. I write about the business and culture of technology and edit key voices who write about those topics as well. I am also the host of Work In Progress, LinkedIn's podcast on the future of work.


    At Fortune Magazine, as the founding writer of The Broadsheet, the daily newsletter of Fortune's Most Powerful Women franchise, I was focused on covering women in business. Every weekday morning, I delivered the latest news, touched on hot-button topics, and offered via exclusive interviews a line to the advice and insights of the world's most successful women. I have interviewed Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Ivanka Trump, Warren Buffett and many other successful leaders and visionaries.

    My zeal for covering leadership and management is only surpassed by two things: Duke basketball and labrador retrievers. I attended Duke on the Robertson Scholarship and graduated with academic honors. Going on hikes with my two black labs, Brady and Bear, is my favorite thing to do.

    My work has been featured in Fortune, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek and LinkedIn.

  • On Women

    Reporting on the issues that are most important to women

    Newsletters

    The Broadsheet is the daily newsletter I launched for Fortune's Most Powerful Women franchise. The Broadsheet is still published daily by a new writer with the original concept I created in 2014.

     

    Press for The Broadsheet

    Broaden your horizons [Fortune, August 2014]

     

    For Fortune, a new effort to reach women of the power elite [Politico, July 2014]

    Video Interviews

    Olympic athlete Abby Wambach and I sat down to discuss her campaign for equal pay in professional sports.

    Wall Street banker turned entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck and I met to dive into the deficiencies of current investing models.

    Stella & Dot founder Jessica Herrin and I explored the sexist questions women in business are often asked.

  • Henry Luce - Time Inc. Founder

    “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world."

  • On tECH

    Reporting on the trends that will impact the future of business beyond just Silicon Valley

    Newsletters

    At LinkedIn, I write a weekly newsletter for investors and entrepreneurs highlighting the best articles of the week on LinkedIn as well as my original reporting. The newsletter is a part of a broader effort I am working on to develop content newsletters at LinkedIn that target key audiences across industries.

    Video Interviews + Live Events

    At Shoptalk 2016, Postmates Founder Bastian Lehmann and I talked about the future of the on-demand economy.

    Warby Parker and Harry's Co-Founder Jeff Raider and I discussed how to scale a startup and the market for venture capital funding.

    At Milken Global 2016, I moderated a panel on the future of STEM education.

  • My Experience

    LinkedIn

    Senior Editor (March 2015 - Present)

    • Develop LinkedIn’s content strategy to target and engage key audiences on the platform
    • Host of Work In Progress, Linkedin's first podcast
    • Oversee editorial strategy around professional women and gender issues in the workplace 
    • Identify, onboard and recruit tech leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to publish on LinkedIn 
    • Brainstorm and edit timely posts based on the news of the day with a group of 400 active writers
    • Report and write stories about the future of work, venture capital, startups and trends in tech
    • Moderate panels at conferences and live events to discuss the day's headlines and industry trends
    • Strategize and collaborate with product teams to improve the platform based on feedback from top writers

    Fortune Magazine

    Reporter (2013 - 2015)

    • Writer and founder of The Broadsheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the world’s most powerful women

    • Responsible for daily news coverage for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women franchise

    • Report and write feature-length stories for Fortune Magazine 

    • Contribute research and reporting for Fortune franchises like Most Powerful Women and the Fortune 500

    The Huffington Post

    Associate Editor (2012 - 2013)

    • Pitched and reported business news stories

    • Ran the website, from determining and assigning coverage, writing headlines, maintaining SEO, managing content partnerships and monitoring traffic to reach 60 million unique visitors per month

    • Served as the social media editor for the business team by overseeing strategy for the HuffPost Business Twitter and Facebook accounts 

    Bloomberg News

    Economics Reporter (Summer 2012)

    • Reported and wrote stories daily on the U.S. and global economy

    • Wrote stories featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and on Bloomberg Television and Radio

    Duke University 

    Cum laude, A.B. w/ Highest Distinction (May 13, 2012)

    • Major: Public Policy; Minor: English
    • Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate Program
    • Duke Chronicle Local/National Editor
    • Robertson Scholar: Chosen as one of 39 students to receive a full academic-based scholarship to Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill based on demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service
    • Sanford School of Public Policy Commencement Student Speaker
  • Connect With Me

    LinkedIn

    Email: cfairchild@linkedin.com

    Twitter