Jesse is a Jacksonville-based writer who is always looking for the right words.
Behind the Words
Jesse's passion for writing has always been prevalent, and her work focuses on music, art, and culture.
Growing up with The Clash, Prince, and Fleetwood Mac playing on rotation in her home, Jesse developed a deep appreciation for music. She wanted to dive more in-depth and pursued music journalism while studying English and Art History at the University of North Florida.
At UNF, she worked as Assistant Music Director for 95.5 Spinnaker Radio. Within this position, she covered festivals such as Okeechobee and Shaky Knees. Since 2016, Jesse has written various music-focussed stories for magazines such as Spinnaker, Void, Honey Punch, and mxdwn.
Currently, Jesse lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and works as a freelance writer and editor. She serves as Newswire Editor at mxdwn magazine.
NEWS EDITOR - MXDWN
May 2020- Present
Copyediting articles for a long-standing music magazine.
WEEKLY NEWS WRITER - MXDWN
April 2020 - Present
Writing music-driven content that covers artists and news within the industry.
CONTENT WRITER - THEHOTH
March 2020- Present
Writing blog posts for businesses to enhance SEO and consumer engagement.
READER AND EDITOR - TALON REVIEW
September 2018 - September 2019
Selected submissions for the Talon Review literary journal. Submissions included fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
EDITORIAL INTERN/CONTRIBUTING WRITER- VOID MAGAZINE
August 2017-April 2018
Copy-edited articles for web and print. Created content for Void website and print issues, interviewed various personnel.
ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR - SPINNAKER MEDIA
August 2016-August 2017
Selected music for 95.5 Spinnaker Radio. Additionally, I created content for Spinnaker Website that included music-driven articles, festival coverage, and interviews.