Aurélien Breeden


Professional Status

Open to opportunities

About Me

I am a Franco-American bilingual journalist based in Paris. I have worked with several Anglo-Saxon news outlets, and I have an ability to understand and work in very different cultural environments.


Reporter / Researcher

The New York Times
Since July 2014
  • Reporter / Researcher at the New York Times bureau in Paris
  • Reporting and researching stories
  • Assisting the bureau chief in covering French news
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Assistant producer

France 24
Since December 2013
  • Producing elements for hourly English news bulletins at an international 24h news channel (OOVs, headlines, etc.)
  • Working in a fast-paced bilingual news environment, dealing with breaking news.

Media coordinator

Since December 2013
  • Managing, analyzing and dispatching video feeds for a 24h French news channel.
  • Working with correspondents as well as agencies to provide accurate and relevant feeds to the newsroom.

Reporter/Bureau Assistant

The New York Times
June 2013 to September 2013


France Télévisions
November 2012 to May 2013
  • Web freelancer at France TV Info for French political talk show "C Politique" on France 5.
  • Responsible for feeding live coverage of the show with guest quotes, context and comments from Twitter and elsewhere.

Reporter/Bureau Assistant

The New York Times
September 2012 to December 2012

Social Media Editor/Writer/Translator

May 2012 to August 2012
  • Social Media Editor for Worldcrunch content
  • Translating articles from top international media partners
  • Curating international news and writing short news briefs
  • Editing and proofing translations

Media Assistant

U.S. Department of State
June 2011 to July 2011
  • Media Hub Assistant at the U.S. Embassy to the United Kingdom
  • Conducted intensive online research to document the South Asian diaspora media in the London.
  • Produced a detailed report on the types, owners, readerships and circulations of these media.

Home Desk/Foreign Desk Assistant

The Times
May 2011 to May 2011
  • Home Desk: reporting and research, helped produce an article on over 200 UK universities (cf portfolio)
  • Foreign Desk: produced supporting content (timeline, bio, sidebar)

News Bureau Assistant

The Associated Press
July 2010 to August 2010
  • News Bureau (Wire service): writing wires, reporting (vox pops/phone), research. AP Photo, APTN (AP Television News).
  • AP Photo: database research, classifying incoming photos from the field.
  • AP Television News: editing video packages, dubbing.