About

jessica_bylineI’m a freelance journalist currently based in the UK, writing news and features for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Bloomberg News, Germany’s taz.die tageszeitung and others with a focus on women’s rights, global development and social affairs.

I was formerly deputy editor of Devex, working with a team of reporters around the world to cover international development and humanitarian aid for digital publication. I now lead on editorial content and strategy for subscriptions, including news, features, analysis, events, newsletters and more.

I also work regularly with the Telegraph, where I assist as a foreign news editor and reporter, and Prospect, the UK’s leading current affairs monthly magazine, where I was an editor for several years.

My reporting has taken me to Brussels, Germany, Armenia, Taiwan and Mozambique among other places. I’ve interviewed senior politicians, diplomats and Nobel prize winners, as well as app-coding nuns and atheist priests. As an editor, I’ve worked on investigations into UN agencies, sexual misconduct and more. Many of these stories have been used in parliamentary briefings and reports, particularly around foreign policy and abuse in the aid sector.

I often speak on TV and radio, including LBC, BBC and London Live and have moderated panel debates hosted by the United Nations, the European Commission and Facebook.

I was selected as a fellow of the International Journalists’ Programme in 2016 and have lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Berlin. I’m also a mentor with the Second Source, a network supporting women in journalism.

Check out the bar on the right to find links to some of my favourite stories from over the years. Please feel free to contact me about freelance commissions, other opportunities or just for a chat; or find me on Twitter.

Reporting from Europe’s biggest global development conference in Brussels