Sedera Ranaivoarinosy

IJNet French Editor

Having started writing as a child, I decided to make it the guiding light of my career path when I got my first bylines in my high school newspaper. I’ve stuck to journalism ever since. I studied journalism and dramatic literature at New York University, and have honed my editorial skills as a communications project manager and freelance writer.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, I searched for new opportunities in a field I’d always found fascinating: translation. This is when I came across ICFJ, and became the translator for IJNet’s newest language site, IJNet French. I’ve since taken on the role of editor to go further in supporting French-speaking reporters and media outlets in their craft.

My background: I’ve been working in the philanthropy and social economy sectors since 2013, developing corporate volunteering and pro bono programs, as well as running communications campaigns for various social businesses. 

As a freelance writer, I have written for Macadam, Carenews, La Tribune, The Huffington Post, The Coven Girl Gang, Women Who Do Stuff, and The Europeans podcast (for its Summer of Solidarity series, The Chain). In 2020 I was selected as a mentee with the Solutions Journalism Network. 

Ask me about: Solutions journalism, social entrepreneurship, dance and sourdough bread

My pronouns: She/her

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