Gemma Paolo

Gemma Paolo

Director, Content

Gemma Paolo joins the XPRIZE team as the Director of Content, managing day-to-day content output, production, and operations across platforms, as well as helping to develop content strategy across marketing campaigns. Prior to joining XPRIZE, Gemma worked in the entertainment industry, starting her career in television development and production at John Wells Productions and AMC Networks — working on shows such as  Shameless, Animal Kingdom, Southland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and The Walking Dead.

Gemma moved into the digital content space while working for Conan O'Brien, where she was part of a small yet mighty team developing the brand identity of Conan's digital arm Team Coco through daily content creation, digital strategy, and marketing. In her near decade at Team Coco, Gemma's highlights include traveling with Conan to cover his 2018 national comedy tour, snagging behind the scenes content on everything from comedy remotes to podcast recordings, traveling with the late night show for live shows across the country including Comic-Con, and being part of the Emmy-winning team for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within An Unscripted Program for Conan Without Borders

She was most recently a part of the digital content teams at both Group Nine's Seeker with a focus on empowering the curious by creating science and technology-focused content, followed by the technology news site Vox Media's The Verge

Gemma graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual & Media Arts: TV/Video. She lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé Zack and their cute yet brazen puppy Henry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, shooting film photography, and securing the hardest restaurant reservations in town.