Freelance journalist Jess Shanahan

I am a freelance journalist living in Norfolk and I specialise in business and motoring features but often turn my hand to style, beauty and travel work too. I’m currently acting editor for fashion retail magazine Boutique. I’ve written for Metro, British Airways’ The Club, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion, North Norfolk Living, Business Review Europe, Construction Global, and Your Cat magazine. I’m also a regular contributor to Drivetribe and am BBC Radio Norfolk’s motoring expert.

Take a look at my full portfolio below to see the work I’ve done in print, online, on the radio and on television too.

As well as being a journalist, I also work in motorsport and run Racing Mentor. Through this, I coach racing drivers, and anyone looking for a career in motorsport, on how to be a success and open up as many opportunities as possible. I am also a former Porsche race team boss.

Get in touch on 01603 859887 or email You can also find me on the following social channels:

Writing Work

Television, radio and YouTube

From the blog

Looking back at the Route 57 electric road trip

A year ago today I embarked on a trip that would change my life. It wasn't some great pilgrimage, nor did it skyrocket me to fame but it was a fun trip that helped me to develop, not only as a person but also as a journalist. Route 57 is the UK and Ireland's answer to...

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Jess Shanahan appointed acting editor of Boutique magazine

I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be covering for Boutique’s editor Gemma Ward while she’s away on maternity leave. Boutique is a UK publication devoted to independent womenswear retailers. I’ll be taking over the editorial arm of the magazine covering news,...

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