Jessica Partnow

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  • Username: partnowjess
  • Podcast Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent
  • Address: Seattle, Washington


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Generation Putin - Hour Special (59:01)
From: Seattle Globalist

"Generation Putin" is an hourlong special on young people and politics in the former Soviet Union. Embeddable on SoundCloud, too.
Caption: Liz Peter takes her siblings swimming in Seattle., Credit: Chantal Anderson

Children of Refugees (07:54)
From: Seattle Globalist

Once a refugee family has been here for a while, the children often become ambassadors to the outside world. It's the kids who have to translate for their parents and deal ...
Caption: The Black Horse. A secret police car from Soviet days, Balaklava., Credit: Sarah Stuteville, The Seattle Globalist

Audio Postcard: Russky Jeep (04:15)
From: Seattle Globalist

A Generation Putin *extra*: Audio postcard from a military jeep ride in the former Soviet stronghold of Balaklava, Ukraine.
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The Water Walker (05:49)
From: Seattle Globalist

A day in the life of an Ethiopian woman who walks hours each day fetching water.
Caption: Trudy's Bar, Credit: Alex Stonehill

Little Mogadishu (07:45)
From: Seattle Globalist

King County is home to one of the country's largest populations of Somalis. They've been fleeing since the Somali government collapsed in 1991. The community is concentrated ...

About Me

I have been an independent audio producer, editor, and educator since 2006. I was a cofounder of The Seattle Globalist, a nonprofit news site that earned accolades for its reporting and for its approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism.

I produced an Edward R Murrow-award winning special, Generation Putin for PRX, and a Gracie Award winning miniseries on humanitarian drug trafficking for KUOW Seattle.

My Groups: Making Contact and Seattle Globalist
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Jessica is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel In state/province.


  • Advanced Web Knowledge
  • Field Recording
  • Voice Talent
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Reporting
  • HTML: Moderate to High
  • Writing
  • Producing: News
  • Editing
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • Interim Leadership
  • podcast hosting
  • remote recording

Available For

  • News Reporting
  • Documentary Production
  • Long Walks on the Beach
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Voiceover
  • Field Recording
  • Sound Editing
  • Mentoring
  • Interviewing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Podcasting
  • Writing
  • Tracking Coaching/Direction


  • Adobe Audition
  • Shotgun mic
  • Zoom Podtrak P4
  • Squadcast
  • Descript

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Work Experience

Interim Senior Producer at Making Contact,  January 2023 - September 2023

Interim Executive Director at Making Contact,  September 2021 - December 2022

Podcast Producer at Behind the Tech with Kevin Scott Podcast/RUN Studios,  June 2021 - Present

Co-Founder & Executive Director at The Seattle Globalist,  January 2012 - August 2017

Senior Affiliate Faculty at University of Washington, Communication Leadership Graduate Program,  September 2009 - Present

Executive Director, Audio Producer at The Common Language Project,  August 2005 - December 2011

Previously Aired On

Making Contact, PRX, NPR, KUOW 94.9 Seattle,The World, Morning Edition, WBEZ,WNYC,World Vision Report, Living on Earth, KXOT 91.7, Worldview


University of Washington, MBA, 2019

Hunter College, CUNY, B.A., Sociology, 2006


  • Gracie Award, The Seattle Nurse Who Risked Everything, 2015
  • Edward R. Murrow, Audio Documentary, Generation Putin, 2014
  • Edward R. Murrow, Region 1, News Series, Life on the Duwamish, 2008

Additional Information

Affiliations:  AIR and Interim Executives Academy/Third Sector Company
Other Web sites: