I’m a journalist, content writer and podcast producer with more than a decade’s experience contributing to international publications.
I love to explore big ideas about technology, society and the natural world, and profile adventurers, activists, artists and athletes who are unafraid to test new paths.
I also work with brands to capture what drives them and illustrate their impact.
If you have a story that needs telling, email me, and let’s figure out how to bring it to life.
I’ve also written profiles for the Observer and the Guardian, and editorial content for brands including The North Face, Accenture, Space Capital, IF, Skillshare and WeTransfer.
Accenture report on Afghan women entrepreneurs
Deeply reported three-article package about Afghan sisters using technology to financially empower women.
THE NORTH FACE: SHE MOVES MOUNTAINS
I profiled a series of pioneering women adventurers for this global campaign.
Red Bulletin longform articles
My athlete and scene profiles for Red Bull involve gripping, emotional human stories.
I regularly interview boundary-pushing creatives for the brand's website and zine series.
Regular blog posts and white papers on the complex technicalities of the fast-changing space industry
Thought Leadership content for tech startup IF
I worked closely with the start-up's CEO to tell the company's story with authority and heart.
Instadeep: Protein Design
Exploring breakthroughs in molecular protein design through interviews with both biologists and sculptors.
WeTransfer Ideas Report
I interviewed neuroscientists, musicians and others about creativity for this report commissioned by WeTransfer.
BBC Capital: The Future of Work
I wove expert analysis together with intimate personal narratives to explain how jobs are changing.
Tech podcast pilot
During 2021, I researched, wrote and shaped four pilot podcast episodes for a major global tech brand.
Skillshare white paper
Deep academic research ensured the white paper made a strong case for the importance of diverse interests to boost productivity.
“Jess is a commissioning editor’s godsend. Gets the brief, unearths the story and contacts, always files on time. She’s also the rare writer you can call upon to cover a range of topics – technology, business, culture – with genuine knowledge and enthusiasm. Her copy is on-point, engaging and clean as a whistle.”
Danielle Green, Editorial Director, Touchline
“Jessica is incredibly reliable and professional and always delivers on deadline. She’s full of stellar ideas and enthusiasm, no matter the project or subject matter, and is an excellent communicator – fast to reply at all times – which makes her the ultimate go-to person for quick turn around stories. She’s definitely one to keep at the top of a list!”
Andrea Kurland, Editor-in-Chief, Huck
“Working with Jess has made my job easier. She responds to emails quickly, works hard to understand the briefs, asks smart questions and delivers on-time (or early). She responds to feedback very well and has an equally quick turnaround for revisions. My whole team is grateful to be working with her.”
Christina Mannatt, Head of Marketing, Space Angels
“Jess is the consummate writing professional, delivering clear and interesting copy to deadline. I’m happy to recommend her for both long and short form writing, and she shows extra skill in taking really complex, technical ideas and making them clear and readable. I’m very happy we found her!”
Dr. Ella Fitzsimmons, Head of Narrative Strategy, Projects by IF