Rubina Fillion

Director of Audience, Opinion
The New York Times

Rubina Madan Fillion is the director of audience for The New York Times Opinion section, leading a global team of editors focused on reaching new audiences and deepening The Times’s relationship with them across many different platforms. Previously she was the director of audience engagement at The Intercept, where she focused on social media, analytics, newsletters, comments, events, SEO, and the membership program. She spent seven years at the Wall Street Journal as a social media editor and graphics editor.

Rubina has taught graduate-level digital journalism courses at Columbia University and New York University. She serves on the boards of the Online News Association and the Deadline Club, New York’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Rubina was part of the 2017 cohort of ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Rubina lives in Astoria, NY with her husband, daughter and son.

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