Work experience
 

2021 - Present

Editor-in-chief Margriet

DPG Media

2019 - 2021

Editor-in-chief Kek Mama

DPG Media

2016- 2019

Managing editor Libelle.nl & Libelle TV
Sanoma Media Netherlands

2014 - 2016

Online editor & acting managing editor Libelle.nl

Sanoma Media Netherlands

2011 – 2013 
Managing editor of Stadleven magazine and digital content 

Stadgenoot

2010 - 2013

Columnist, (online) journalist & sub-editor (freelance)

Worked for: British Vogue (Vogue.co.uk), Metro, En Route, Côte & Provence, Maison en France, L'Officiel, Vriendin, Prestage, XiN MagazineBlog Online (Frankrijk.blog.nl), Uitgeverij Meulenhoff/De Boekerij.

 

2007- 2010      

Features editor Vriendin magazine

Audax Publishing

2005 – 2007      

Online editor AT5.nl
AT5

2004 – 2007      

Journalist Nobiles Magazine

Nobiles Media
 

2004                

Journalist (internship) Strictly Magazine and Samsonic Magazine 
Nederlandse Tijdschriften Groep
 

2002                 

Journalist (internship) Spits
Telegraaf Media Group

Extracurricular activities

2017 - 2018
Examiner bachelor theses of Journalism students
School voor Journalistiek, Hogeschool van Utrecht

2015 - 2017
Board member magazines section
Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten (NVJ)


2015 - 2017  

Examiner bachelor theses of Media, Information and Communication students
Hogeschool van Amsterdam

2014 – 2015    
Speaker/presenter

Example of work: in April 2014 I presented the official Dutch premiere of the film "Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!" at theater Het Ketelhuis in Amsterdam

 

2013 - 2015     
Chairperson of the jury

Gender Equality in Politics Contest (annual) 

 

       

Education and qualifications

 

2013                  

Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design, London, United Kingdom
Vogue Fashion Certificate

 

2004 – 2007        

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Master of Science, Journalism and Communication Science

 

2003                   

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada

Journalism, exchange program (in English)

 

2000 – 2004        
University of Professional Education, Hogeschool van Utrecht, the Netherlands

Bachelor, Journalism

 

1999 – 2000      

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

French language and culture

 

1993- 1999          
High school Scholengemeenschap Reigersbos, Amsterdam, the Netherlands                         
VWO (Pre-university education)

 

 

Courses

 

2014
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Journalisten (NVJ), Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Denken in Beeld (Thinking in Images)
 

2012                   
ICM (Institute of Commercial Management), Utrecht, the Netherlands

Practice Management (certificate)

 

2010                  
Education First (EF), Ecole Internationale de Français, Paris, France

French

 

2008                

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Journalisten (NVJ), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Expeditie Bladenmaken (course for journalists who work in the magazine business)
 

 

Awards & achievements
 

2021
Nominee Cross Media Woman of the Year
 

2020
Mercur Editor-in-chief of the Year
Kek Mama: Cross Media Brand of the Year

 

2019
Kek Mama: Most Populair Lifestyle Website
 

2018
Libelle.nl: Most Popular Lifestyle Website
Libelle: Cross Media Brand of the Year

2017

Libelle: Mercur Magazine Brand of the Year
 

2013
Winner of writing competition by British Vogue and the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design in London, with the article Tommy Hilfiger Goes Pop, which was published on Vogue.co.uk.
 

Helene van Santen

Editor-in-chief | Magazine creator | Digital strategist |
Mercur Editor-in-chief of the Year 2020