Paola Bonfanti

  • Milan Lombardy



Languages - Farsi

Languages - French

Languages - Spanish

Languages - Russian

Languages - English

IT Skills

•              MS Office •              Audio Editing: Adobe Audition •              Newsroom: Burli Newsroom System •              Video Editing: Final Cut Pro 7 •              Desktop Publishing: QuarkXPress 8, Adobe InDesign •              Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows XP •              Web Graphic: PhotoShop, Illustrator 10 •              Acquietance with HTML Language


  • The power of printed and on air communication, through words, images and sounds
  • The dynamics of interpersonal relationships and teamwork as well as the challenges of sharing team projects from the planning to the development to the final outcome
  • The news processes and the dynamics of the storytelling
  • Travelling as an opportunity to explore different countries and getting insights on different cultures
  • Eastern Europe, the Middle East and all the regions on the borders
  • Literature and books, as well as theatre as forms of art
  • Sports and physical exercise

Work History

Work History
Jun 2004 - Present

Editor and Freelance Reporter

BE-MA editrice

BE-MA editrice is a specialist B2B publishing house based in Milan. As a multimedia publisher, BE-MA runs a number of B2B magazines, as well as B2B portals addressing different industries, such as construction and architecture sectors, graphic arts and communication industries, hospitality, wellness and tourism, food and wine. Covering the Italian domestic market, BE-MA’s multimedia platforms also have an international reach.After beginning as an editor in 2004, I have been working as a London-based freelance reporter for BE-MA editrice since 2006, mainly covering the international markets.

My role includes:• Monitoring the international market segments in order to write news and realise comprehensive industry analysis, features and in-depth business reports for BE-MA editrice's magazines• Developing national and international networks with key players from the coveted industries in order to strengthen editorial and marketing connections and to find out and nurture new links for the magazines• Liaising with relevant companies and key industry players and conducting interviews to produce up-to-date multimedia contents• Attending international trade events and exhibitions and reporting on them

Aug 2011 - Present

Project Manager

The Hub Plus

Part AMV BBDO Group – Omnicom Group, hub+ is a London-based centralised post-production company that offers a range of different services and helps clients to implement and localise creative ideas using the best technological solutions.As a Project Manager in the company, my main responsibilities included:• Liaising with international agencies and third parties on a daily basis in order to plan, develop and carry out the clients' communication campaigns and marketing and advertising materials, including national and local press campaigns, OOH campaigns, as well as retouching & CGI (computer-generated imagery) projects aimed at creating images used for printed mediaTV spots, POS, as well as on-line banners • Responsible for CRM: dealing with international clients to help them identify their Brand Identity guidelines as well as to support them in the development and delivery of their communication, marketing and advertising strategies• Supervising the production processes, coordinating the in-house technical team and being in charge of the quality control • Managing and finalising the project processes, including guidelines compliance, financial aspects, budget management, timelines and deadlines• Monitoring the relevant markets in order to identify new potential business opportunities and develop new business connections

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011

Business Reporter

B2B Marketing - Silver Bullet Publishing

B2B Marketing is a B2B specialist that aims at offering a range of products and services to business marketers, including B2B Marketing magazine, training events, an annual conference, benchmarking reports and the B2B Marketing Awards. B2B marketing magazine contains a mixture of best practice, news, reviews, analysis, researches, case studies, profiles, and features on a broad range of B2B subjects, all of which you can contribute towards.As a reporter at the company, my main responsibilities included: • Writing up-to-date news, features and in-depth analysis• Liaising with key players from the relevant industries in order to develop editorial and marketing networks, get first-hand information and conduct interviews• Supporting the editorial team in the editing and proofreading of the manuscripts• Supporting the editorial staff in the website ( content management

Sep 2006 - Sep 2009

Project Manager & Web Content Manager

Yahoo! Europe

A subsidiary of Yahoo! Inc., Yahoo! Europe provides online search and navigation services ‎as well as communications, commerce, and media services to consumers and businesses. ‎Headquartered in London, the company coordinates country specific sites for UK and ‎Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.As a Project Manager and Web Content Editor, my main responsibilities included:‎• Responsible for the daily editorial planning of Yahoo! Italia home page and news section• Liaising with the content executives and the marketing team (based in Milan) to support them, coordinate their work and brief them on the strategies to enact• Supervising the processes of selection, organisation and editing of the online contents and the images as well as of the production of copies, headlines and teasers • Monitoring and nurturing Yahoo! Italia blogs and forums by developing strategies aimed at enhancing the Yahoo! Italia community

Feb 2004 - Jun 2004

Editorial Assistant and Web Content Editor

Informazioni Editoriali

Informazioni Editoriali is specialised in providing data base and information services to the book publishing industry.

Internship experience as a fulfilment requirement for the Master degree in Publishing and Web Content Management.

My role included:• Managing and updating on a daily basis the contents of the website (later renamed as• Writing book reviews mainly based on new book releases
Dec 2001 - Dec 2003

Media Researcher and Analyst

Nathan Il Saggio - Klaus Davi & Co.

Part of Klaus Davi & CO, Nathan Il Saggio is specialised in researching and monitoring Italian and International media, such as TV, radio, websites and press. As a media researcher and analyst, my responsibilities included:• Monitoring on a daily basis the Russian and Iranian mainstream media websites• Writing daily reports and analysis on their coverage of hard news and current political and economic issues



Secondary Diploma in Modern Languages, July 1997
  • English
  • Russian
  • French


Università degli Studi di Milano
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010


City University London
Sep 2003 - Jun 2004


Università degli Studi di Milano