Jiyan Dessens

Deputy Editor

JIyan Dessens

Jiyan has worked across print publishing, television, social media and digital publishing. She loves being able to write, edit and create every day. Jiyan believes two things shine through all the grit – great ideas and even greater content.

Who would play you in a film and why? One of my two little sisters. They know me better than anyone, and I feel like being portrayed in a film would be very... personal. Plus we'd get to hang out together all the time and take long 'working' lunches. All in the name of research of course. 

If you were planning a music festival, who – dead or alive – would be your headliner? The Avalanches, definitely. They have been on my Spotify playlist on a constant loop for weeks. I can't help it - I'm getting obsessed all over again.

You're given an airplane ticket to anywhere in the world – where do you choose to go (and why)? Straight to South America. I've been to a few places, but I want to road-trip around the entire continent. More time in the Patagonian ice fields would be nice too. And Brazil of course. Bring on Carnival! 

What's your favourite memory? It should probably be something meaningful, or at least something I remember clearly, but most of my favourite memories involve food, way too much wine and all my best friends together.

Who is your inspiration? Elizabeth Bennet. She had brains, conviction, courage, she read constantly, and she's always there, sitting on the shelf, whenever I need a pick-me-up.

You're on a desert island – what album have you brought with you? The most recent Like A Version compilation. I love a good cover.

What would be your death-row dinner? An all-you-can-eat cheese board. Brie, camembert, blue and everything in between. With crackers, of course, and wine. Lots of wine.

5 good reasons
to join the crew.

\ Think different
We're out to shake up the media and marketing world.
\ Opportunity
We get to do some crazy awesome stuff for some of Australia’s biggest brands.
\ Youth
We're committed to giving young people great opportunities in advertising.
\ Size matters
We're not too big, so everyone’s voice is heard.
\ Cool kids
We're one of the top 100 cool companies to work for in Australia. Boom.

Whatup Kristy

Art Director Kristy’s dog has the coolest name in the galaxy.

Howdy Joel

Melbourne Digital Director Joel has a secret talent not to be missed.

Meet Bex

What made Editor Bex into a walking film quote machine?

Do you think you’ve got the edge?

We're always on the
lookout for talented people
join the team.
our current job openings

Senior Planner

Edge is looking for a Senior Planner to work out of our Melbourne or Sydney office.

We’re looking for someone who is restless and curious. Someone who is obsessed with detail but can think big picture. Someone who has no trouble seeing the woods, despite the trees.

We’re looking for someone who is excited about discovering consumer and market insights that can shape award winning work. Who can use all the tools of the trade -

AD AGENCY INTERNSHIP – CREATIVE - Sydney

Are you doing an advertising creative course, such as AWARD School or Miami Ad School?

We can help you blitz it.

Edge is offering a 3-month internship to two talented students (an aspiring Copywriter and an aspiring Art Director). You’ll get to be inside a real ad agency during the day, while studying your course in
the evenings.

You’ll get to stretch your brain on real briefs alongside our creative teams, and in

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Edge + @optus Co.Lab hack day begins! #hack #innovation #hackday

Mural artwork at the new Edge headquarters in Surry Hills. #art #streetart #new #branding

Little bit of news: launches performance media division https://t.co/VQrahlXjOH