On September 17, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world with its debut “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the 27th in a series of 30 features about these impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
Nicholas O’Connor was 23 when he started his newspaper career in the marketing department at AméricaEconomía. The Ireland native had always loved reading and language — he’s fluent in French and Spanish — and found himself attracted to the journalism side of the company.
Before long, he began collaborating on small pieces for the Web site and soon was participating in editorial meetings and pitching ideas. Within a year, he was working with sales teams and took an active role in commercial operations.
This year, he was named publisher and chief revenue officer, and has been instrumental in helping teams organise virtual events and generate revenue from them during the pandemic. He also is shaping conversations about where they will go as a media company.
“The fact that I started at the bottom of the organisation serves me well,” he said. “Having the knowledge of how everything works allows me to design better products and help editorial define better strategies.”