Operations Editor Education: City University of New York, MA in Entrepreneurial Journalism
María Sánchez Díez is an operations editor in Local. Before joining The Washington Post, she worked at ProPublica's Electionland, the largest collaborative journalism project around a single event. Previously, she was the editor for emerging news products at Univision, where she developed digital projects and storytelling formats that helped create a more meaningful relationship with the Spanish-speaking audience. She was also in charge of editing general assignment pieces, including the newsroom's robust immigration coverage. Her coverage of language barriers that affect Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence was awarded with NAHJ's Elaine Rivera Civil Rights & Social Justice Award (2017). She is a former Fulbright and Tow-Knight Center fellow and she's interested in working at the intersection of editorial strategy, audience engagement and product.
Honors & Awards:
Part of the team winner of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award (2018)
NAHJ's Elaine Rivera Journalism Award (2017)
ONA Women Leadership Accelerator (Class of 2017)
Foreign Press Association Scholarship Award, 1st place (2015)
Professional Affiliations: NAHJ Foreign languages spoken: Spanish, French
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