The New Humanitarian continues growth with key hires
The New Humanitarian is pleased to announce the hiring of important new positions that will bolster our strategic priorities and long-term growth plans: Podcast Producer, Head of People and Culture, and Finance Assistant.
Ethiopian-Dutch journalist and producer Marthe van der Wolf will help The New Humanitarian expand our reach and engage target audiences through our flagship Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast, while also developing future podcast offerings.
As Voice Of America’s Ethiopia and African Union radio correspondent, Marthe covered the Horn of Africa, focusing on human rights issues, regional peace talks, humanitarian challenges, and political-economic developments. She also reported from the European Union, followed by a stint as humanitarian media adviser with Oxfam. Her podcast credits include, among others, HuffPost and Vice.
I look forward to working on The New Humanitarian’s podcasts and expanding audio productions within the organisation.
“I am delighted to join The New Humanitarian as its reporting highlights important issues affecting millions of people around the world. It’s exciting being part of a growing media organisation committed to in-depth news production on global topics and discussions that are often forgotten and ignored," she said.
“I look forward to working on The New Humanitarian’s podcasts and expanding audio productions within the organisation. As a journalist and audio producer, I have always reported on issues related to humanitarian crises, human rights issues, and marginalised communities.”
Meanwhile, Elise Campbell-Bates brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit, start-up, and private sectors to her new role as Head of People and Culture. As a strategic and supportive people leader with a track record in hiring the best talent, Elise will help The New Humanitarian identify and attract diverse talent, nurture a culture of well-being, and invest in our people.
Elise led the design and implementation of large, high-level recruitment projects at Amnesty International, and managed all people experience, culture, and engagement initiatives at TouchNote, one of Europe's fastest growing tech companies.
In her most recent role as resourcing manager at Cundall, the world’s first engineering consultancy to be certified carbon neutral – focused on designing energy-efficient, sustainable buildings – Elise chaired the affinity network that advised management on culture and ethnicity.
I look forward to cultivating our existing organisational culture, and to complementing our team with new hires.
“I am both honoured and thrilled to join The New Humanitarian at this exciting stage in the organisation’s growth as its first-ever Head of People and Culture,” she said.
“I am eager to nurture and support the incredibly talented journalists behind the in-depth, fact-based reporting and analysis that The New Humanitarian produces. I look forward to cultivating our existing organisational culture, and to complementing our team with new hires that bring with them a diversity of lived experience from within the communities that our journalism serves.”
With degrees in accounting and financial management, Arjun Vinod also joins the team as an administrative and finance assistant to support our growing operations: The New Humanitarian’s expected spending in 2021 represents a 9% increase over 2020.
“The New Humanitarian is in the midst of growth, as we seek to respond to the increasing appetite for reliable information about crises, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and rising effects of climate change, among many other global challenges,” said CEO Heba Aly.
“I’m really excited about growing our audio presence – a new and promising area for us – and ramping up investment in our greatest asset: our team. By diversifying, motivating, and supporting our staff, we can continue doing this important work in the long-term.”
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