The US Ambassador to France is no grey-suited career diplomat. Among her previous jobs, she was CEO and co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club. She tells Joanna York of her long love of France (and cooking) and her hopes for the upcoming US election.
An interview with a Paris director about how his theatre was saved from financial ruin during the Covid-19 crisis, thanks to an heirloom that belonged to Marilyn Monroe.
Deep into the European Covid-19 crisis, the UK's position on quarantine shows no more nuance than it did seven months ago, Joanna York writes.
The circumstances for many companies and employees have been far from ideal this year. In fact, when it comes to work, it’s hard to imagine that we’ll remember 2020 as anything but a year of lay-offs, furlough and instability, with a crumbling economy looming in the background.
But…what if that’s not your story? What if, despite everything, you’ve actually been nailing your job? In normal circumstances, you’d probably have a strong case to argue for a pay rise.
We’ve all had one. The bad boss you would moan about in the pub, dread meetings with and cross the office to avoid. They come in various guises, but the common underlying factor is that a toxic manager makes their employees unhappy. And unhappy often means less productive.
But what if you are that bad boss?
At the age of 22, Michele Rees-Jones got her first promotion to a managerial role. Over a decade later, she was head of marketing at digital health company Mayden and had built her professional life around “really traditionally climbing the career progression ladder”. Then, as she was about to return to work from maternity leave, a senior colleague invited her to lunch to share some big news: the company was switching to a new style of organisation. A system with no managers.
A reported feature with interviewees who have chosen career paths that don't involve becoming managers.
We’re not sure whether we owe the Duchess of Sussex privacy or she owes us exposure, especially when taxpayers’ money is involved, freelance journalist Joanna York writes.
A reported feature with interviews from employment experts on what to expect from a job interview during the Covid-19 pandemic.
I did additional reporting including synthesising interviews for this reported piece in Weekend, The Guardian's Saturday magazine.
A reported feature investigating how yearly data on baby names reflects changing attitudes in the French population
A blog post about teachers' incredible response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA
The intricacies of the EU referendum were impossible to understand, so we voted for different versions of patriotism we now feel obliged to defend, journalist Joanna York writes.