Maite Fernández Simon

Reporter/Editor/Digital strategist


Hi! My name is Maite Fernández Simon and I'm a bilingual journalist and digital strategist with more than a decade of experience in digital media.
I'm a Senior Operations Editor at The Washington Post, embedded in the Foreign and National Security sections. I optimize stories and digital coverage for SEO, analyze traffic patterns to inform our editorial strategy, assist with workflow issues and train staff in new tools and best practices. Before that, I worked as Engagement Strategist for CQ Roll Call, managing their social media and newsletter strategy, optimizing headlines for the web and analyzing traffic trends.
I also work as a digital consultant for independent news organizations in Latin America as part of Velocidad, a media accelerator by SembraMedia.
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A selection of my most recent news clips



-ONA Women's Leadership Accelerator, 2020 cohort
-WaPo's Publisher's Award for the online coverage of the Paul Manafort trial, August 2018
-University of Maryland's Merrill Fellowship, 2010-2011