Margaret Schneider

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  • Head, Training & Documentation, Newspack
  • Automattic

Margaret Schneider (she/they) is head of training & documentation at Newspack, serving a community of 180-plus small- and medium-size newsrooms. Margaret has worked in or adjacent to newsrooms her entire career, serving as a managing editor in city and regional publications, editing books and alt-weeklies, and launching several startup publications. In her last role, as director of editorial projects at Alley, she created the agency's WordPress CMS training program and trained hundreds of folks on editorial teams. She's engaged with large, high-volume publishers such as New York Post and NBCUniversal/Telemundo stations, as well as many smaller publishers. She's passionate about making the lives of writers and editors better, and as part of that mission, she's shared knowledge in sessions at events including the Online News Association (ONA) conference, ONA Insights, News Product Alliance (NPA) Summit, SRCCON, the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) conference, WordCamp for Publishers meetups, and ONA Local meetups.