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Jesse Bernard

Writer and Journalist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMarketer - Writer - Journalist


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About me

Documenting stories and culture. Work has been featured on Dazed, FACT, SBTV, Complex, ShortList, Brick Magazine, The Independent, BBC, Noisey Music, PAPER, Boiler Room and The Guardian. Currently a Contributing Editor for TRENCH and a columnist for Radar Radio. Previously the Weekend Editor for Highsnobiety in Berlin. Work has also involved delivering and facilitating workshops focusing on British Black identities and Black masculinity in schools and at events across London. As well as speaking at universities and institutions across the UK including SOAS, ICA, Newcastle University, University of Exeter and University of Bristol on topics such as race, identity, masculinity, grime, hip-hop and more.

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  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Popular Culture
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Contributing Editor


Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Responsible for commissioning writers as well as fact-checking, writing features and conducting interviews focusing predominantly on British music.


Freelance Journalist


Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Bylines include Complex, FACT, Dazed, The Guardian, Noisey, BBC, The Independent, Radar Radio, ShortList, TRUE Africa, PAPER, Pigeons & Planes. Interviews for online and print have included Idris Elba, Lil Yachty, Akala, Saul Williams, AJ Tracey, Stefflon Don, Joey Bada$$, Jazzie B and more.


Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Freelance
  • Responsible for drafting and editing news stories and social media across weekends, including sourcing stories and imagery.


Social Media Executive

River Island

Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Full Time
  • Handling and managing the social media communications for River Island's menswear audience. Writing copy for the Style Insider blog and print magazine



BA (Hons) Marketing, Second Class (2nd)

University of Hull

Aug 2008
  • Hull, United Kingdom