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Our Mission

Thred
Create a digital space dedicated to young people that is 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 in order 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 Moderator, Intern 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, 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 the gaming and music enthusiast of Thred he’s a bit of a nerd, particularly for console news and album releases, and whenever he’s not making socials for Elliot or article images for Jamie he can usually be found crafting playlists and making posters on Photoshop.

Elliot Wheatland-Clinch, Head of Production & Design

Elliot (He/Him) betrayed his southern roots, moving up north to study Film and TV production at the University of York. Putting his newly acquired creative skills to use, he began working as a freelance video editor. Realising he was talking to his dog more than people and developing an unhealthy relationship with the characters in his audiobook, he soon craved an office environment and began working at Thred. When he’s not filming, editing, animating, or writing scripts, you can usually find him at the office foosball table giving Kev a good thrashing.

Suha Al-Dabbagh, Business Development Manager

Suha (She/Her) moved to London from bonnie Scotland to pursue a Master’s degree in International Relations at King’s College and hasn’t looked back since. Yes, she does miss the lochs and deep-fried pizza but firmly believes that London is the place to be. After graduating she worked in financial services, where she primarily produced investment conferences globally and was part of a team that held the first-ever mixed-gender investment summit in Saudi Arabia. After a career break, she decided it was time for a change and what change is better than working for a social change enterprise? As Business Development Manager, Suha implements various growth strategies and oversees projects to further Thred’s mission of promoting positive social change globally. In her spare time, she likes to make her own jewelry, provide unsolicited skincare advice, and organise themed dinner parties.

Gemma Robinson, Community Development 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 Community Development Manager at Thred, she consults our clients and leads projects aimed at reaching a Gen Z audience or promoting positive social change, as well as driving initiatives to engage and connect our own community of change-driven young people and running our Change Maker Network. Look out for Gemma’s house rabbit, Pigeon, who likes to flop on her keyboard and make regular appearances on Zoom.

Jamie Watts, Senior Writer

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 Pop Culture Editor, he spends his days jabbering on about the best in film and TV, and occasionally knocks up a hefty listicle about gaming, or pets. Often referred to as the resident cockney, he breaks up the daily hustle by prodding the rest of the office and continues to show unwavering commitment to scaring Elliot once a day with snake related content. He also loves a headline image on Photoshop and gets aroused by a tasty gradient.

Sofia Phillips, 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, Writer

Jessica (She/Her) moved to London to complete a Masters degree in Media and Communications after spending two years working in fashion 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! A bit of a nerd at heart, you’ll find her watching documentaries, curating Spotify playlists (and forcing them on her friends) and following the YouTube rabbit hole to learn everything about her latest subject of interest ­– from news and pop culture to history. 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.

Pauline Elevazo, Community and Consulting Analyst

Pauline (She/They) moved to London from Seattle, WA to pursue an MSc in Anthropology, Environment, and Development – she ended up loving London so much she decided to pursue a second degree in Human Rights! They have four years of community engagement experience from cultural organisations and community organising in the Seattle and Greater London area. She is also a trained anthropologist with two years of research experience on sustainable development in Southeast Asia. As a Community and Consulting Analyst she assists with all aspects of our Thred community – our client work, social media presence and our Change Maker Network (CMN). In her spare time, she enjoys spending all her money on 35mm film, making oddly specific Spotify playlists, and reading (so she can update her Goodreads, of course).

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

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.

Aimee Braniff
Remote Writer

Aimee (She/Her) is based in Northern Ireland and recently completed her Masters in English Literature at Ulster University. She is passionate about words, writing and feminism. She hopes to pursue a PhD in the near future.

Christophe Domec
Remote Writer

Christophe (He/Him) grew up in Switzerland and moved abroad to study Political Science and Francophone Literature at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is deeply passionate about journalism, internet trends, fringe social movements and anything relating to politics.

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.

Molly Perkins
Remote Writer

Molly (She/Her) is based in Vienna and studied English Literature and History at the University of Birmingham. She’s written about everything from diabetes to cryptocurrency but her favourite things to focus on are feminism, culture, society, and relationships.

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.

Evelyn Chen
Remote Writer

Evelyn (She/Her) is an aspiring writer with a focus on finance and current affairs. She is deeply passionate about sustainability, technology and literature, and enjoys practising karate and going on rollercoasters in her spare time. Evelyn has previously written for The Jr Executive and GoStudent.

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.

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