Posted 05 February 2021

Get a Pep Talk from Dazed’s Head of Content, Ahmad Swaid

Our next Pep Talk, hosted on Instagram Live, will be back on 17th February at 1pm – and this time around, our guest is Ahmad Swaid, Dazed Media’s Head of Content. Join us to hear him talk about carving out a career in social media and online magazines, as well as building communities online.

It’s become pretty rare to talk about creative careers without social media and ‘content’ coming into the discussion. But what if you want to make it your career? Whether you fancy yourself as a budding social media manager or content creator, you’ll want to tune into our upcoming Pep Talk.

At a time when being online can feel like content overload, brands and publications are looking for more meaningful ways to connect with audiences that go beyond analytics and ‘likes’.

As Head of Content for Dazed Media, Ahmad is at the epicentre of this work, from innovative ways of telling stories online to embracing new platforms. Not only does his role cover output for Dazed and Dazed Beauty, it also includes AnOther Magazine and Nowness.

Tune in at 1pm on Wednesday 17th February as he tells us about his own path into editorial and digital storytelling, the importance of collaboration, and using social media as a canvas for experimentation.

Meet the Guest

About Ahmad Swaid
A graduate of King’s College London’s MA in Cultural and Creative Industries, Ahmad has worked with some of the biggest names in publishing and fashion – from Garage and System Magazine to brands including Miu Miu. In 2017 he became Dazed’s Head of Social, and more recently he was made Head of Content, which also includes overseeing content on Nowness, AnOther Magazine and Dazed Beauty.

Working across all things digital and social media, Ahmad’s work has included creating an interactive ‘The End of the Decade’ timeline celebrating the 2010s to launching a week-long #LassoChallenge on TikTok to coincide with a print cover story featuring American rapper, Lil Nas X.

In 2020, alongside other Lebanese industry figures, Ahmad also co-founded non-profit organisation, Creatives for Lebanon, in response to the devastating August 4th explosion in Beirut. So far, the group has partnered with Sotheby’s, Art for Beirut and most recently Beirut Restore to help support Lebanon’s creative sector.

See more from Ahmad on Instagram here, and find our more about Creatives for Lebanon here and here.

Meet the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, doing a year in industry while at university lead to Steph’s lucky break. After working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing her current role as a motion designer at Selfridges.

Ever since, Steph’s career has continued to go from strength-to-strength. From building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Recently she was also selected for Kickers’ class of 50 creatives that they believe will help shape their respective industries over the next 50 years.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on February 17th, and we also welcome your questions for Josie.

Join the conversation
You can send your questions via Eventbrite when you sign up. Register using the button below, give us a follow on Instagram – and we’ll see you there!

Written by Creative Lives in Progress