Emma Dobinson

Emma Dobinson

Country Director | Global Partnerships | Educator | International Development | Producer | Charities & NGOsLondon, United Kingdom
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Emma Dobinson

Emma Dobinson

Country Director | Global Partnerships | Educator | International Development | Producer | Charities & NGOsLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Committed to the development & delivery of sustainable media projects, educational/training packages & research programmes in developing countries. As Country Director, Head of Production, Producer & Trainer, I have been responsible for delivering successful TV, multi-platform, live projects and programmes of value, quality and worth. With strong interpersonal, communication, financial, organisation and problem resolution skills I am always sure to focus on quality, achievements and gain. Overseas experience inc. Bangladesh, Tunisia, Finland, Bulgaria, Mexico, Canada & Indonesia.
Work history
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    Global Partnerships and Training DirectorFirst Draft
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    First Draft is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting journalists, academics and technologists as they tackle social media disinformation. First Draft assists by conducting appropriate international disinformation simulation events, through training packages, with community engagement, by developing an online verification and ethical reporting educational programme and with the collaborative online platform, #CrossCheck. I am key to the development partnerships with global organisations, academies and publishing bodies who offer support for First Draft's work. My role incorporates strategic planning and overseeing international educational, outreach and community engagement projects. We are currently focussing on the launch of our #CrossCheck online platform, on #vaccines and on the development of a First Draft coaching, research and news reports hub. We are doing all we can to support newsrooms, health bodies and the general public in their understanding of social media mis/ disinformation.
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    Country DirectorBBC MEDIA ACTION
     - Tunis, TunisiaFull Time
    Based in Tunisia with a focus on Tunisia, Libya & Algeria youth-orientated sustainable media projects operating across television, social media and journalistic platforms. Key achievements: • Business development & submittal of grant/funding proposals; strategic planning, marketing & effective networking and exchanges with potential donors/partners including GIZ, FAO, Deutsche Welle & IOM • Successful implementation of projects with FCO (Libya, Tunisia & Algeria), UN & Unesco, including the submittal of donor reports detailing project achievements, creative practice & expenditure on a monthly & quarterly basis • Supervising innovative national qualitative media research assignments, as conducted across Libya, Tunisia and Algeria; findings from this groundbreaking work resulted in a successful dissemination event in Algeria, in collaboration with the FCO – said event was followed by the establishment of strong new relationships with the Algerian government & agencies • Collaboration with project managers, finance, editorial & research to ensure appropriate development, production & completion of all research, social media, training, animation & TV ventures • Overview of budgets, overheads & forecasting with weekly financial reviews & fortnightly project assessments • Monitoring staff production practices, conducting team building workshops & consistent emphasis on BBC editorial values
Skills
  • Multi-platform Content
  • Film TV
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Organisation
  • Script Editing
  • Teaches/trains/instructs
  • Communciations
  • Motivating a Team
  • Budgeting Scheduling
  • Development
  • Negotiation
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Project Development
  • Training Development
Education
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    MSc Education, Power and Social ChangeBirkbeck College, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom