Sophie Bonnevialle-Chesneau

IJNet French Editor

As the IJNet French editor, I oversee all of our content in French on IJNet, working with our French Translator and an amazing team of freelance journalists around the world. I am very happy to say that I was there at the very beginning, when IJNet French launched in May 2020.

I am passionate about building a community of French-speaking journalists, especially in Africa, the Caribbean and in the MENA regions, helping our colleagues around the world navigate through every step of their career, and providing equal access to opportunities and tools. 

My background: I am a French journalist and copy editor. Prior to IJNet, I worked as a reporter in France, for local media outlets such as Zoomdici, L’Essor-Affiches and Le Progrès. I covered mainly politics, health and business.

In 2017, I moved to New York City and joined the United Nations as a French publishing assistant, editing UN official documents in my native language. I currently live and work in France. Recently, I participated in the translation of the Membership Puzzle Project’s Membership Guide into French, as the project’s editor. 

I hold a bachelor’s degree in English from Jean Jaurès University in Toulouse. I am also a graduate of ESJ Lille-Montpellier, with a degree in print and digital journalism.

Ask me about: French-speaking media outlets and podcasts, expat living and mothering a toddler

My pronouns: She/her

Contact me: On Twitter and LinkedIn