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Joe Snell joins The Post’s Video team as embedded editor in Foreign

Announcement from Director of video Micah Gelman, Executive Producer for explanatory video Tom LeGro and emerging platforms Video Producer and Editor Jayne Orenstein:

We are thrilled to announce that Joe Snell is joining Video as an embedded editor in Foreign, working closely with our global team on visually driven stories.

In this role, Joe will bring his experience from working for the Middle East-focused Al-Monitor, first as a general news reporter and later as a video editor. He operated as a one-person video team, writing stories, shooting footage, conducting interviews, and editing and adapting his videos across multiple platforms and social media sites.

Prior to Al-Monitor, Joe founded the Assyrian Journal, which covers the global Assyrian community through events, profiles and features. Joe’s reporting trips include multiple visits to Iraq, U.S. Army headquarters in Germany and the E.U. Summit in Belgium. He has produced video explainers on topics ranging from vandalism at the Hagia Sophia in Turkey to double-tap strikes in Syria.

After the Islamic State began spreading through Iraq and Syria, Joe left a career working in the film and television industry in Los Angeles to learn how to become a reporter and cover the Middle East, particularly his family's home country of Iraq and the Assyrian community.

Joe was born and raised in Indiana. He holds a BA in cinematic arts from the University of Southern California and an MS from the Medill School of Journalism, where he was a Harrington Award winner. He is a member of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.

Outside of work, Joe enjoys spending time with his Bernese mountain dog, Buddy, watching college football and trying to convince his mom he’s a doctor.

Please join us in welcoming Joe to the Post. He starts Jan. 3.