Tel Aviv | Writer, Editor, Journalist, and Content Creator
Niv Shtendel is a writer, senior editor and head of creative content at the Israeli news website mako. He has been working for over 15 years in print and digital media as a writer, interviewer, critic, columnist, editor, and content creator. In his past positions, Niv served as a film critic for the Ma’ariv newspaper and the NRG website; a television critic for Blazer and Achbar Ha’ir; a writer for Ha’aretz; and culture and opinion editor for the mako website. He writes opinion pieces, news commentary, cultural criticism, and magazine articles. Niv is the creator and editor of BOLD, a series of short videos presenting personal stories and opinions. He also serves as editor of special projects, develops digital and video content, and presents podcasts, including “Line in the Sand” and “What Did You Do in the Military?” A graduate (cum laude) of the scriptwriting track at Tel Aviv University’s department of film and television studies, Niv develops scripts for television. He also teaches journalistic editing in the department of Hebrew language at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and lectures both in Israel and abroad on culture, the media, and storytelling.