Jess Shanahan

Motoring Journalist and Content Strategist

My Work


Award-winning journalist

Covering automotive, business, and travel. Known for road trip content and story-driven pieces on the future of mobility.


Experienced writer

Covering a wide range of topics for corporate clients (including Avis, Peugeot, and Jaguar Land Rover) for almost 15 years.

Motoring presenter

With plenty of radio and TV experience on the BBC, ITV and more. Available to talk about pressing motoring issues.

About Jess

I am a freelance journalist living in Norfolk. I specialise in motoring, business and technology features. I’ve written for The Guardian, British Airways’ The Club, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion, Business Review Europe, and I’ve also discussed motoring topics on live national television, and am BBC Radio Norfolk’s motoring expert.

As well as being a journalist and content creator, I also work in motorsport and run Racing Mentor. Through this, I coach racing drivers on the skills needed to secure sponsorship and climb the motorsport ladder. I am also a former Porsche race team boss.

In 2018 I wrote a book on motorsport sponsorship called Get Paid to Race. It is now being touted as ‘the sponsorship bible’ by racing drivers all over the world. I’m currently working on a book about imposter syndrome entitled No One Knows What the Hell They’re Doing.


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