J a c k i e   D e n t


I am a journalist interested in covering hard and quirky stories.

I am also a communications consultant, curator and researcher.

I run Clear Spot Club, a not-for-profit dedicated to putting on interesting and practical talks.

My previous employers have included the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS and The Bulletin. I have also written for The Australian, Monocle, Reuters, The Guardian, the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Times, CNN.com and many others.

In regards to my communications work, I was a spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme in South Sudan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and also did a stint with UNICEF in North Ossetia. I was also a web editor and speechwriter at the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines. Locally, I have consulted with a range of NGOs, government agencies and companies, including CHOICE, the Australian Human Rights Commission, as well as insurers, television broadcasters, universities and many more.

As a curator, I have worked for TEDx Sydney, playing a pivotal role in choosing speakers and producing their talks for the Sydney Opera House stage. At the Ethics Centre in Sydney, I curated a successful public talks program, and the IQ2 debate series, which was broadcast on BBC World and ABC TV.

I enjoy writing fiction in my spare time and am represented by Curtis Brown Literary Agency.

I have a Masters of Arts in International Relations from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Charles Sturt University.

My shorthand hovers around 120 wpm.