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Our Mission

Thred
Create a digital space dedicated to young people that are shaped by youth culture and powered by social change. A place where young people can share the latest trending social change topics while engaging in dialogue about the issues that are relevant and important to our generation.

Thred Media
We want to connect our clients with the most genuine, credible, and forward-thinking Gen Z key opinion leaders globally to co-create brand identity and help them become active participants in cultural shifting movements. We want to produce content that reflects the interests, purpose, and true-life experiences of young people and drive the conversation in order to scale positive social change.

We have built a full-service media company that is dedicated to understanding, employing, and developing Generation Z. A place where they have the opportunity to create work that reflects their interests, purpose, and true-life experiences.

 

Our Change Maker Network

We have recently launched our Change Maker Network which provides various opportunities for Gen Z who would like to bolster their CV with planet-positive experience. We are currently offering young people the opportunity to become Ambassador, Discord Moderators, Interns, and/or Remote Writers. Benefits from joining the Network include coaching, meet-up opportunities, start-up experience, client projects, graphic design tasks, networking slack channel, monthly town halls, and CV/University/LinkedIn recommendations. 

To learn more about our Change Maker Network programs, Click Here
To sign up for any of our Change Maker Network programs, Click Here

Ambassador
As an Ambassador of Thred, your responsibilities include helping us get the word out about Thred.com to a wide array of youth activists, positive social change makers, young entrepreneurs, and youth movements around the globe. Ambassadors can work towards becoming a Champion where your leadership & project coordination skills will be utilised to build your own team of Ambassadors in your region.

Discord moderator
The ‘Social X Change’ is our private server on Discord where people can chat openly about all matters relating to positive social change. Moderators perform various roles such as encouraging dialogue amongst the members, sharing interesting social change articles, acting as a guide for new users, suggesting topics and speakers for fireside chats, and ensuring the server remains free from all forms of abuse. Here is your Social X Change Invite!

Intern
Internships are offered throughout the year and can vary in length depending on availability and on the length of individual projects. They can be carried out remotely or in the Thred office (subject to government guidelines). Some of the projects include business plan and investor deck research, influencer marketing, website data and analytics, growth hacking, graphic design, and community management.

Remote writer
We are currently building a global eco-system of Remote Writers which allows budding journalists to contribute content to Thred wherever they may be. We will provide one-on-one mentorship, and tailored training sessions and you will also be able to pitch your own stories. We also offer a retainer for published freelance writers.

Keep up with Thred & The Career Coach
If you’re thinking of going into a social change-related career or need general career advice, then submit your question to our very own Career Coach by emailing [email protected]. Also, check out the answers and articles he’s already dished out to your peers by clicking here.

Finally, keep up to date with Thred by signing up for our weekly Newsletter and following @thredmag on all socials.

Please email us at [email protected] if you require further assistance on any of the information presented above. We would be very happy to have you join our Change Maker community. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Our Team

Jenk Oz, Founder, and CEO
Jenk (He/Him) is a social entrepreneur, presenter, and public speaker as well as being the Founder and CEO of Thred Media a publishing, media, consulting, and production company aimed at Generation Z. ​Jenk and the Thred Media team of writers, graphic designers, videographers, client partners and data analysts are proud to work on a multi-award-winning website which is the largest of its kind with thousands of original on-trend articles, and monthly visitors from over 190 countries.  On the speaking circuit, Jenk enjoys talking about both the future of Generation Z, social change, young entrepreneurship, and youth employment with the hope of helping other young people develop their ideas.  He has given three TEDx Talks entitled ‘Can a ‘like’ change the world- The Power fo Clicktivism’, ‘Ideas Ink.’ and ‘Breaking the Pattern’ as well as having spoken at seven Model United Nations conferences such as Oxford Global: Model United Nations Conference, University of Oxford; as well as Oxford Global: Summit for Young Leaders in Athens; The Knowledge Summit, Dubai Expo; Amazon AWS Summit London; Vox’s YMS New York City; Brand Week Istanbul; NACUE Enterprise Conference, SME Beyond Borders Conference Dubai, Procurious Big Ideas Summit; Canvas8 Outlook 2022 and Amazon Young Entrepreneur Boot Camp. 

Jenk has been featured in over 300 press stories, among them, Forbes and Business Insider as well as having won several awards including the Digiday Future Leader Award, Webby Anthem Award- Young Leader of The Year, Top 100 Digital Leader, Diana Award, ‘Progress 1000: Most Influential Person- Science and Tech’ from The Evening Standard, the ‘Tech London Advocates:  25 under 25’ award and he was voted ‘Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs To Watch’ by Start-Up magazine. Lastly, Jenk sits on the Advisory Board for both Founders4Schools, WorkFinder App, Prospect 100, and BeMe Health,  as well as being an Ambassador for Earth Day, Global Citizen, Force of Nature, SoundMind, Youthtopia, Ivy House, Up Next Education, Let’s Localise, Climate Science, Bite Back 2030, and Anti-Bullying Pro. Please see www.jenkoz.com for further information and check out www.thredmedia.com for our media, consulting, and production services. 

 

Carmen A. Greco, CFO/COO
Born in Canada, Carmen (She/Her) attended McGill University and then began her career in finance as a floor trader on the Stock Exchange. In 1991, she moved to New York City and began working at Goldman Sachs as a Proprietary Derivative Trader. She spent nine years working in Equity Derivative Sales, Trading, and Structured Products. In 1999, she moved to London to manage the HNW Derivative Sales & Trading Business and then went on to manage the Emerging Market Business. In 2000, Carmen became the company’s first female Managing Director in European Equities. She worked at Goldman in New York and London for more than 16 years until 2006 when she moved to UBS as Managing Director until late 2008, having spent 22 years in investment banking.

Charlie Coombs , Editor in Chief

Charlie (He/Him) ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London. As music enthusiast of Thred he’s a bit of a nerd, particularly for pop culture news and album releases, and whenever he’s not making images for the website or editing articles he can usually be found crafting playlists and making art on Photoshop.

Elliot Wheatland-Clinch, Head of Production & Design

Elliot (He/Him) moved up north to study Film and TV production at the University of York. He reluctantly returned south seeking a creative job in London. After working his way up from tea-maker to video editor, he found his perfect fit as Head of Production and Design at Thred Media (though he still makes his fair share of tea for the office). When he’s not filming, editing, animating, or writing scripts, you can usually find him motivating the production desk at the office foosball table.

Gemma Robinson, Senior Account Manager

Gemma (She/Her) studied Art History at the University of Oxford before heading into the creative arts publishing industry, project editing visually-led design and architecture books. Now, as Senior Account Manager at Thred Media, she consults our clients and leads projects aimed at reaching a Gen Z audience or promoting positive social change, drives initiatives to engage and connect our community of change-driven young people, maintains our partnerships and runs our Remote Writer, Internship and Ambassador programs through our Change Maker Network.

Christophe Domec, Account Executive

Christophe grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, in an international setting with both French and American parents. He then left home to study at McGill University where he specialised in Political Science and Francophone Literature. After graduating in 2021 and working in conflict resolution for an organisation based in Nairobi, he made his way into the media industry, initially as a writer and accredited journalist at COP26, and now as Account Executive at Thred Media. As part of his role at Thred, he consults clients and works on projects aimed at reaching Gen Z and promoting positive social change. He also helps with maintaining partnerships and managing our Remote Writer, Internship and Ambassador Programs.

Libby Donegan, Account Executive

Libby (She/Her) studied Drama at Exeter. In the summer of Libby’s second year at university, she began an internship at Thred. Having now completed her studies, she’s found her way back to the family and now has a position as Account Executive. Libby’s fascination with fantasy books and pocket-size poetry collections has not dwindled since last year. However, her new interests include cinematography, sketch writing and spending time exploring with friends. Perhaps the most important part of Libby’s life is her three dogs which demand most of her attention!

Jamie Watts, Deputy Editor

Jamie (He/Him) studied Freelance Journalism at the British College of Journalism before heading straight into sports writer roles for several football news outlets. Following Manchester United’s rapid decline, he had an immediate change of heart and decided to lend his talents to Thred. Now, as Deputy Editor & Tech Senior Writer he spends his days looking after our growing remote writer community and covers all things climate innovation. Often referred to as the resident cockney, he insists on breaking up the daily hustle by prodding the rest of the office and basically lives in the snack cupboard.

Sofia Phillips, Feature Media Manager & Senior Writer

Sofia (She/Her) studied Spanish during her time at the University of Exeter. She chose to spend her year abroad teaching English in Argentina and working as a journalist in Colombia, before travelling across the continent with her camera. Returning to the UK to pursue a Masters in International Journalism and an internship at National Geographic Traveller, she eventually found herself at Thred’s doors. Today, besides being Style Editor with specialities in fashion and beauty with a focus on sustainability, women’s rights, psychedelics, and Latin America, she works closely with Gen Zers from around the world on exclusive articles and live interviews to promote the inspiring work they’re doing to make the world a better place. That’s in addition to balancing her time between obsessing over mushrooms, practising yoga in the office, and telling everyone about the new song she just learned to play on the bass guitar.

Jessica Byrne, Senior Writer & Media Coordinator

Jessica (She/Her) moved to London to complete a Masters degree in Media and Communications after spending two years working in PR in Amsterdam. Despite being from the island of Bermuda, she prefers a bustling and eventful life in the city where there’s never a shortage of things to do and people to meet! You can find her watching documentaries, curating Spotify playlists (and forcing them on her friends), and reading books to learn more about history, social science, popular culture, and the planet. Jess’s love for telling a good story led her to join the team at Thred to spread the message about positive social change.

Kevin Lam, Graphic Designer

Kevin (He/Him) studied Graphic Design at Kingston University and shortly after found himself at Thred as a Junior Graphic Designer. Before Kevin starts with his usual antics, he performs his morning routine by cleaning up his email inboxes, organising desktops folders and tidying up his desk. He then spends most of his time at the office moving from location to location as he never likes to stay in one place. Other times he will be brewing a cup of coffee in order to get his creatives juices flowing. If you happen to catch him without at least one coffee in his system before the day starts then you would be wise to approach him as he often growls like a Snorlax. Other than that, Kevin is a world champion at Mario Kart beating all of his 17 nephews and nieces consistently.

Annie Wheatland-Clinch, Social Media Community

Annie (She/Her) is a Trainee Journalist and Social Media Community Manager at Thred, specialising in politics and all things culture whenever she can. Annie spends most of her time studying towards her MA in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University. It requires fingers on the keyboard at all times. With an undergrad in Politics and Journalism she sometimes make time to watch the news… but only sometimes! As the lead of the Social Media Community at Thred, she is often chatting away to Thred readers near and far. Annie is always the person on the other end of a DM, comment, or tweet!

James Hutt, Senior Consultant and Brand Strategist

James (He/Him) is an unabashed digital optimist and believes that internet technologies hold the solution for many challenges facing today’s world – we just have to find them. Connecting and amplifying those activists who will make positive change happen is one of the challenges that James is keen to make progress on. Following education formally at Cambridge and Harvard, on the job in Financial Markets and by trial and improvement at 2 previous start-ups James is now ready to learn from the communities that Thred brings together – as writers, clients, partners, interviewees and friends.

Harry Beard, Senior Consultant and Brand Strategist

Harry (He/Him) is a 21 year old Gen Z specialist, who began his consulting work back in 2015 when he regularly worked alongside some of the UK’s fastest growing creators- Koomz, Vjamahh, Carnage- who were creating content alongside major influencers such as KSI and Julius Dein. He has since worked with brands helping them to engage with his generation. Harry’s works include an award winning documentary with Irish You Tube ’Stellar’ that delved into the lives of three Gen Zers excelling in their fields as well as projects with the cartoonist behind Instagram sensation Ketnipz. Harry has given a Tedx Talk on global Gen Z themes and spoken at events such as EY’s EOY-2019 and Retail Week’s Tech. event on everything from winning the hearts of Gen Z consumers through to the on-line craze “World Record Egg”.

Dan Kiernan, The Career Coach

Dan (He/Him) is a careers coach who is passionate about helping people make good career choices. He works for Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and has recently been selected as a ‘Top Voice for Jobs and Careers’ by LinkedIn. He wasn’t always a careers coach though: he spent 6 years in a Fintech Startup and 10 years working for an Investment Bank. He’s also ran a nightclub, worked as a librarian, laboured for a blacksmith, worked as a personal trainer and been a carpet fitter – among other things. Having tried so many different paths, he’s perfectly placed to help others in their careers.

Our Remote Writing Team

Florence Bellinger
Remote Writer

Florence (She/Her) has recently completed a Masters degree in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology at the University of Oxford, England. She seeks to interrogate the ways in which digital spaces can amplify marginalised voices in the arts and cultural sectors.

Ghislaine Fandel
Remote Writer

Ghislaine (She/Her) is a youth climate activist and Science Communication Lead at the ClimateScience. She hopes to continue raising awareness about solutions to climate change and providing support to communities most affected by it. She graduated from McGill University.

Georgie Morley
Remote Writer

Georgie (She/Her) is currently studying History at the University of Oxford and hopes to go into journalism. She enjoys reading and going on marches for all things intersectionality, feminism, and climate justice. She is also an Ambassador for Thred.

Olivia Rafferty
Remote Writer

Olivia (She/Her) is a news reporter for Global Competition Review and an aspiring Middle East correspondent. Originally from Italy, she is passionate about climate change, human rights and veganism, and has recently graduated with a Journalism degree from City, University of London.

Derrick Wachaya
Remote Writer

Derrick (He/Him) is based in Kenya and studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. He writes about trending topics and major issues affecting Africa for Thred, especially on topics concerning SDGs.

Agatha Scaggiante
Remote Writer

Agatha (she/her) is a Remote Writer here at Thred. After completing a Philosophy Degree in Edinburgh, she is now living in gloomy Glasgow as a journalist. Agatha is interested in tech, local news, and surviving the climate apocalypse.

Haneen Farid
Remote Writer

Haneen (She/Her) is currently studying Politics at King’s College London. She is a political enthusiast & advocate for religious tolerance. She co-founded Project Arambha, an initiative that aims to support the college education and secure the future of underprivileged girls in India.

Max Sano
Remote Writer

Max (He/Him) is based in Queens, New York. He studied Environmental Studies & Government, and Arabic Language & Middle Eastern Culture at Franklin & Marshall College. He is passionate in investigating the connections between environmental ethics, food sovereignty and justice, and grassroots climate action.

Manon Royet
Remote Writer

Manon (She/Her) graduated UCL with the Dean’s recognition for outstanding academic achievements for her masters in European Studies. She specialises in questions of identity, multiculturalism, and their political solutions. She also holds a BA in Multilingual Communication.

Jessie Stevens
Remote Writer

Jessie (She/her) is a journalist and aspiring filmmaker. Jessie centers most of her time around community work and activism in the social justice space. She also enjoys long bike rides and is particularly interested in how we can make the outdoors more inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Pauline Elevazo
Remote Writer

Pauline (She/They) moved to London from Seattle to pursue an MSc in Anthropology, Environment, and Development – they ended up loving London so much they decided to pursue a second degree in Human Rights! In her spare time, she enjoys spending all her money on 35mm film, making oddly specific Spotify playlists, and reading.

Anam Alam
Remote Writer

I’m Anam (She/Her), a journalist and Remote Writer at Thred. Born and bred in London, I studied journalism for my Bachelors. I’ve written about everything from veganism to sex education and skincare – my goal at Thred is to write about issues that affect society and what’s happening beyond the borders of London.

Anisha Mansuri
Remote Writer

Anisha (she/her) is a cultural and political journalist. She studied MA Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, where she found a love for feature and opinion writing after joining the student paper. She is passionate about achieving gender health equity and social justice, specifically for marginalised groups. She spends her free time writing and discovering new poetry, and attempting to find the clothing that will define her 20s.

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