Jessica Edwards

Impact Consultant

With a deep curiosity in the change-making properties of culture and storytelling, Jessica is currently undertaking a prestigious Clore Fellowship in cultural leadership. With senior expertise bridging the worlds of film, television and non-profits, until recently, she was the Director of Impact & Partnerships at Doc Society, most recently helping to establish the Climate Story Fund, supporting and enabling a slate of over 25 projects to maximise their creative and impact potential. 

The first 15 years of her career focused on producing & directing documentaries and factual television. She then moved into strategic communications, leading numerous projects for prominent NGOs. Integrating this breadth of experience enabled her return to narrative storytelling with an invigorated perspective on its potential. Jessica was the impact strategist on award winning films such as Unrest, He Named Me Malala and Ida’s Diary before joining Doc Society in 2016 where she initiated, led and grew many of Doc Society's key partnerships and projects working closely with organisations such as the BBC, Skoll Foundation, Netflix, TED, international film festivals and others.