Julia O'Driscoll, The Week UK

Julia O'Driscoll is the engagement editor. She covers UK and world news, as well as writing lifestyle, food and travel features, and is a regular guest on The Week Unwrapped podcast. Julia previously hosted The Week’s short-form documentary podcast, The Overview, interviewing guest experts on topics including nuclear power, international politics and women’s football. Julia is an experienced digital strategist with expertise in social media, newsletters, audience development and influencer marketing. After writing for student publications and interning at the Hay Literary Festival, she began her career as a print and digital journalist on magazine titles at Norwich-based publishing company Archant. She later moved to London and joined sustainability consultancy Eco-Age. During her tenure there as a social media and content editor, Julia oversaw a digital rebrand, managed the social media strategy for the Green Carpet Fashion Awards and interviewed prominent voices in the sustainable fashion and climate justice movements. 

She has a master's in liberal arts from Bristol University, where she specialised in English literature and art history. She also spent a year studying at Charles University in Prague, dabbling in music anthropology, indigenous literatures and art curation.

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