Spokesman for the Yerucham Regional Council. Formerly he was a journalist and editor at local newspapers in the Negev. Yaniv also serves as the personal assistant to the Yerucham Regional Council chairman. He is responsible for public inquiries to the Yerucham Council and for the implementation of the freedom of information law. He is a volunteer lecturer at the Social Economic Academy on the topic of distributive justice and local government. He is a graduate of Kriat Kivun—Preparatory Program for Public Leadership. He is currently pursuing a BA in Humanities and Social Sciences at the Open University with an emphasis on political science and international relations. He is a graduate of the College of Management in Beersheva with a certificate in business administration.