I’m an audio producer based in London. Right now, I’m the Senior Producer of VENT – a collaboration between VICE and Brent London Borough of Culture 2020. I run my own Community Interest Company, Space Kids, making radio with young people. I’m involved in Alphabet Radio – a new queer radio station – the fact it exists brings me a lot of joy. My first full length BBC Radio 4 documentary just came out too – you can listen to it here.
I’ve also had the opportunity to produce programmes for organisations like the BBC, Prison Radio Association, Serpentine Galleries, Somerset House, The Empathy Museum and Resonance FM. Last year, I won Best New Producer at the Audio Production Awards.
I love training people to make their own audio – young people and adults – and collaborating on projects with others. I’ve worked a lot with people 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 love making radio and podcasts, but the audio industry isn’t always the most inclusive space in the world. I love working on projects that platform the voices of people we don’t hear from enough, and support people to tell their own stories, rather than be spoken for.
Outside of radio, 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: