I’m a freelance audio producer based in London. I’ve just finished running VENT – a collaboration between VICE and Brent London Borough of Culture 2020. I run my own Community Interest Company, Boldface, making radio with young people. My first full length BBC Radio 4 documentary came out in April – you can listen to it here.
I’ve produced audio for organisations like the Prison Radio Association, BBC, Serpentine Galleries, Somerset House, VICE, The Empathy Museum and Resonance FM. In 2019 I won Gold Best New Producer at the Audio Production Awards. In 2020, VENT won Silver Grassroots Production Award at the APAs, and Unchained won Runner Up in Best Documentary at the Criminal Justice Alliance Media Awards.
I love training people to make their own audio – young people and adults. If you or your organisation is interested in workshops – hit me up! I’ve worked a lot with people – presenters and producers – who haven’t made audio before, which is something I really enjoy. I think I’m good at making people feel comfortable to do the stuff they think they can’t do.
I think radio and podcasts are magical – there’s an intimacy to audio that feels unique. I love working on projects that that bring joy to people, open up hard conversations, and make people feel seen. I’m interested in working with companies who have signed the Equality in Audio Pact, and who are actively conscious in the role they play in breaking down structural inequality.
Outside of radio [and national lockdowns], you can find me in the pub, playing bike polo (it’s a semi real sport!) and listening to a lot of Dolly Parton.
If you’d like to work together, I’d love to hear from you! You can find me @lawsonjessie on the Twitter or you can email me at jessjgl [at] gmail [dot] com.
This is my favourite Dolly song: