ABOUT GIULIA HJORT: I’m an audio and video editor. . .. And a proud graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, where I gained a new appreciation for community-involved journalism. My multimedia thesis, Aging Intimately, gave me the chance to talk to folks much wiser than myself about their intimate lives and best sexual health practices after age 65.
I’m currently working at Business Insider, where I produce and edit long- and short-form lifestyle videos. In my free time, I volunteer with the Queens Memory COVID-19 Project documenting oral histories of Queens residents during the pandemic. I have previously worked with documentary filmmakers and freelanced for Wondery (stay tuned for an upcoming podcast on former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi - it’s a saucy one!).
In 2019, I spent a hot summer at Austin’s NPR member station, KUT, where I briefly cut my teeth as a general assignment reporter covering daily news and longer audio and video features on immigration, older adulthood, and the LGBTQ+ community. I occasionally helped shoot and edit videos for the music department, KUTX, while fangirling internally.
When I first moved to New York five years ago, I came to advocate for court-involved youth. I have since wanted to tell culturally sensitive, documentary-style human-interest stories with a purpose.
I’m a big fan of long bike rides, the Badlands, and Missed Connections. ►more