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Journalist O’Connor lands top role at Bumble

  • New recruit: Clare O'Connor has been named editorial director at Bumble

A Bermudian-born journalist has been named editorial director of an online platform geared towards women.

Clare O’Connor, once a reporter at The Royal Gazette, will now be employed with Bumble, a female-first connection platform with over 26 million users worldwide.

Ms O’Connor most recently worked with Forbes, a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.

At Forbes most recently, the reporter was responsible for covering the worlds of female entrepreneurship and workplace equality in the tech industry.

As Bumble’s editorial director, Ms O’Connor will work closely with Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble’s chief executive officer, and Bumble’s content team to develop editorial content for its millions of users.

Ms Wolfe Herd said that “with a journalist the calibre of Clare who’s charted and championed female entrepreneurs for years, we’re putting together a dynamic team as we build out Bumble Media.

“Our users have a relationship with our brand and are demanding more and more Bumble content and we’re committed to delivering that content with a team that’s as talented as they are passionate about our mission.”

Ms O’Connor said: “I followed Bumble’s impressive trajectory as a reporter and very much believe in its women-first ethos. At a time when there’s a strong focus on the improvement of the status of women in every field, I’m delighted to take on this role and can’t wait to get started.”

The Bumble app is free and available in the App Store and Google Play.