Jiyan Dessens

Editor
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Jiyan has worked across print publishing, television, social media and digital publishing. She loves being able to write, edit and create every day. Jiyan believes two things shine through all the grit – great ideas and even greater content.

Who would play you in a film and why?

One of my two little sisters. They know me better than anyone, and I feel like being portrayed in a film would be very... personal. Plus we'd get to hang out together all the time and take long 'working' lunches. All in the name of research of course.

If you were planning a music festival, who – dead or alive – would be your headliner?
The Avalanches, definitely. They have been on my Spotify playlist on a constant loop for weeks. I can't help it - I'm getting obsessed all over again.

You're given an airplane ticket to anywhere in the world – where do you choose to go (and why)?

Straight to South America. I've been to a few places, but I want to road-trip around the entire continent. More time in the Patagonian ice fields would be nice too. And Brazil of course. Bring on Carnival!

What's your favourite memory?
It should probably be something meaningful, or at least something I remember clearly, but most of my favourite memories involve food, way too much wine and all my best friends together.

Who is your inspiration?
Elizabeth Bennet. She had brains, conviction, courage, she read constantly, and she's always there, sitting on the shelf, whenever I need a pick-me-up.

You're on a desert island – what album have you brought with you?
The most recent Like A Version compilation. I love a good cover.

What would be your death-row dinner?   
An all-you-can-eat cheese board. Brie, camembert, blue and everything in between. With crackers, of course, and wine. Lots of wine.

5 good reasons to join the crew.

\ Think different

We're out to shake up the media and marketing world.

\ Opportunity

We get to do some crazy awesome stuff for some of Australia’s biggest brands.

\ Youth

We're committed to giving young people great opportunities in advertising.

\ Size matters

We're not too big, so everyone’s voice is heard.

\ Cool kids

We're one of the top 100 cool companies to work for in Australia. Boom.

Whatup Kristy

Art Director Kristy’s dog has the coolest name in the galaxy.

Howdy Joel

Melbourne Digital Director Joel has a secret talent not to be missed.

Meet Bex

What made Editor Bex into a walking film quote machine?

Want to join our crew?

Edge Internship Program

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We’re looking for a talented all-rounder in video post-production who can shoot (stills and film), edit film, and create motion graphics and animations. Ideally you would know your way around audio gear and lighting equipment. Basically, be a one-woman or one-man run-and-gun, low-budget, film-maker....

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We’re looking for a Head of Content with the experience and skills of traditional journalism and print publishing as well as knowledge and ability in online editorial and social & video content.

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Proud! My agency @edgecustom's work for@NulonAustralia shortlisted for the branded content award at @adma AC&E Awards #brandedcontent #ws