Twenty Questions with Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Stevens is the editor of Irish Country Magazine which won Magazine of the Year 2015 and is now Ireland’s best-selling women’s glossy. She has been a journalist for 17 years and a magazine editor for 12. She edited Irish Tatler, U Magazine and was assistant news editor of the Herald. She’s a regular panellist on TV3’s Midday.

When are you happiest?

After a walk in the Phoenix Park with my husband and dog

Apart from loved ones, what’s your most treasured possession?

No possessions, just the dog

Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn?

Snapchat actually, though Twitter will always have my heart

What’s the worst job you’ve ever done?

Working as a hotel chambermaid when I was 16

Favourite writers?

Louise O’Neill, Amy Poehler, Caitlin Moran, Nora Ephron

Last music you bought?

Spotify fulfills my musical needs

A film you’d watch again tonight?

When Harry Met Sally

What do some people think about you that isn’t true?

A lot of things. At least 20 per cent is wrong

What keeps you awake at night?

Deadlines

Which words do you overuse?

“Who’s a good boy?”

Favourite ad?

Kellogg’s Cornflakes Christmas ad

Favourite gadget?

My Sony Xperia Z5

A brand experience that disappointed you?

An Post leaving ‘sorry we missed you’ notes, even when you’re home

What living person do you most admire?

Every hospice nurse

Most embarrassing experience?

Falling backwards into the sea outside a fancy restaurant in Cannes

Someone or something that strikes you as beautiful?

The view from Burrow Beach on a grey, stormy day 

In what other era would you like to have been born?

I’m ok where I am right now

Best advice you’ve heard?

Jump first, think later

What would be your fantasy act of heroism?

Fixing the health system

You’re on Death Row, what’s your last meal?

The most luxurious Irish seafood platter imaginable

 

jstevens@irishcountrymagazine.ie

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