Photo Credit: Pierre Kattar

Photo Credit: Pierre Kattar


I'm Jessica Q. Chen. I’m a filmmaker, video journalist and freelance film editor based in New York City. My work has been published in various international media outlets, including The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and UNHCR. Find me on Twitter and Instagram, or just drop me a line.

Currently: I am an assistant editor and researcher on a feature documentary film to be aired on National Geographic next spring. 

Past: In 2014, I spent a year in Jordan covering stories of women artists and entrepreneurs, the Bedouin culture and Syrian refugees in the region. Before that, I was a communications 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, and a pro audio sales associate at .

2015, The Art of Editing Course Completion, The Edit Center
2014, NPPA Shoot and Edit Completion, News Video Workshop
2011, M.S., Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
2005, B.S. Biology, University of California, Irvine

What’s in my Bag:
Canon EOS Mark III and Mark II, Wireless lavaliers, Shotgun mic, Lenses: 24-105mm f/4; 70- 200mm f/2.8;100mm macro f/2.8; 35mm f/1.4; Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Photoshop

Currently reading:
In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch

Drop me a line:
1 310.343.0429
jessicaqchen [at] gmail [dot] com
skype @jessicaqchen