I'm Jessica Chen. I’m a video editor and producer living in Amman, Jordan. Originally from Southern California, I have spent the past year in the Middle East learning Arabic and covering news, events and features in the region. I read Joseph Campbell a lot. I am also a lover of three S’s: Storytelling, Surfing and Soft things. Find me on Twitter and Instagram

Most recently: A video journalist for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Middle East North Africa media team, covering stories of Syrian refugees in the region. I'm also freelancing with The Associated Press.

Past: A comms officer for Qatar Foundation International, a multimedia editor for the Crimes of War Project, an investigative fellow for a national security reporting project done with The Washington Post, an intern with ABC News, an articles editor at Entrepreneur.com, and a pro audio sales associate at Guitar Center

I have reported all over the world, including Egypt, Jordan, Hong Kong, Germany, Macedonia and the Czech Republic.

Current: Inside the Edit Creative Editing Course
2014, NPPA Shoot and Edit Completion, News Video Workshop
2011, M.S., Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
2005, B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

What’s in my Bag:
Canon EOS Mark III and Mark II, Wireless lavaliers, Shotgun mics, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects

Currently reading:
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Drop me a line:
1 202.709.9734 or jessicaqchen [at] gmail [dot] com.