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Chris O'Brien

American journalist in Paris, France

Works remotely from Paris

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Location and workplace preferences

Paris, France
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Automobile
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Biotech
  • Civic & Social Organizations
+27 other


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Skills (21)

Chris in a few words

I am an award-winning journalist currently based in France who has spent 30 years writing about startups, entrepreneurs and technology trends for a wide range of publications.

I work with select clients to produce sophisticated English-language content that conveys their story, enhances their reputation, and raises their profile. I'm open to collaborations with people and organizations that understand the value that the right content can deliver.

In addition, I am available for hosting events, moderating panels at conferences, and conducting interviews for video content.

Before moving to France in 2014, I spent 15 years in Silicon Valley covering the region's innovation economy for the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Times.

You can read more about me and find samples of my writing at my website:



Press & Media

Content Marketing

Paris, France

September 2014 - Today (8 years and 8 months)

-- Experience with digital engagement strategies
-- Expert knowledge of digital communication concepts and best practices
-- A natural storyteller with a passion for simplifying complex concepts and bringing them to life
-- Collaborative team player with the capacity to work with colleagues remotely
-- Effective communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to present information clearly and professionally
-- Strong initiative and highly organized, capable of handling multiple tasks with competing
priorities under minimal supervision

Clients include:
-- Capgemini

French Crossroads

Travel & Tourism

Founder, Editor-in-chief

Toulouse, France

January 2019 - Today (4 years and 4 months)

Travel site dedicated to tourism, travel, food and discovery in France.



European Correspondent

Toulouse, France

October 2014 - July 2021 (6 years and 9 months)

Covers startups, entrepreneurs, and technology trends across Europe for one of Silicon Valley's leading technology news sites. Also moderates round tables, and conducts interviews on stage for conferences.

Los Angeles Times


Silicon Valley Correspondent

California, United States of America

November 2012 - October 2014 (1 year and 10 months)


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