Jenny Proudfoot

Jenny Proudfoot

Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, entertainment, feminism, careers, travel, international development and politics.

Jenny started at MC seven years ago as an intern and has since risen to Features Editor. She is now the most published Marie Claire UK writer of all time, having personally written 10% of all articles in the website’s 22-year history. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.

Working across news and features, Jenny is always trying something new, from interviewing women on the Formula 1 pit-lane and defence reporting in chinooks to covering the Toronto Film Festival and exploring Tokyo's backstreets.

She got her degree in International Development with French at the University of East Anglia, specialising in politics and gender studies. It was during her degree that she got her lightbulb moment that she wanted to work in the industry, building a team during her Erasmus year in the Loire Valley, France, and launching a student magazine from her student dormitory to gain experience.

Fast-forward eight years and she’s living her dream job as Marie Claire UK’s Features Editor, having worked her way up from intern.

When she’s in the office, Jenny can be found pumping out viral news and calling out inequality in her punchy opinion piece franchise - something that earned her the title ‘hatchet-faced feminist’ from a hate group against women. She now has the headline framed in her house.

Interviewing is Jenny’s favourite part of the job, whether it’s on a film premiere red carpet, a Hollywood film press junket or part of her acclaimed Women Who Win series, seeing her pick the brains of high profile game-changing women on asking for pay rises and pushing forwards.

Interviewing Jessica Chastain, Jude Law and Emilia Clarke have been her biggest pinch-me moments, but she’s still holding out hope for sit-downs with Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon and the Olsen twins before she hangs up her dictaphone.

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