Jenna Caldwell (she/her/hers) is the Associate Talent Manager at Condé Nast (Video) working as part of The Talent Group—the machine behind the covers and videos of your favorite magazines. She proactively strategizes, pitches, and negotiates talent bookings for editorial video across all Condé Nast brands and YouTube series including Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Allure, Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, The New Yorker, Wired, Architectural Digest, and more.
Prior To Condé Nast, Jenna was an Associate Producer at TIME magazine—primarily working for TIME100 Talks, the magazine’s virtual conversation series aimed at convening the world’s leading voices to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. She has had the immense joy of booking high-profile talent like Angelina Jolie, Tracee Ellis Ross and Satya Nadella. She's profiled several past TIME100 Talks guests like ‘me too.’ Movement Founder Tarana Burke, Chef and World Central Kitchen Founder José Andrés, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland, disability rights advocate Haben Girma, fashion designers Blake Van Putten, Harris Reed and Aurora James—among many others. She also regulary contributed to the magazine's newsletter More to the Story and projects like Next Generation Leaders, TIME100 Companies, TIME Person of the Year, and more.
Her debut novel Still Waters was published by New Degree Press in September 2022.
In 2020, she earned her master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on multimedia reporting and production—working across platforms in audio, video and text.
In 2019, she graduated from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. Majoring in International Studies, Jenna’s thematic focus was identity, race, gender and culture coupled by a regional focus in Latin America. During her undergraduate career, she completed alternative break trips to Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana and Cuba, studying Afro-Caribbean identity and to San Francisco, California studying mass incarceration. She also completed a research program with the African Genesis Institute, traveling to Egypt in 2018 to further her understanding of the cultural identity of indigenous Egyptians and Nubians. Jenna served as the President of the American University Association of Black Journalists and President & Editor-in-Chief of The Blackprint, American University’s sole magazine dedicated to marginalized students. She's completed internships with NBC's Meet the Press, Voice of America, L'Oréal and more.
The 26-year-old strives to cover under-reported communities and platform under-recognized voices.
She is currently based in New York City.