Associate Editor

The Drum

Kendra Barnett is The Drum's US Associate Editor. Based in New York, she manages day-to-day coverage of the US market and works alongside EMEA, APAC and global editors to shape editorial strategy across the publication. She also leads The Drum's coverage on media, platforms, adtech, data and tech policy.

Prior to joining The Drum, she spent a number of years working in the digital marketing space as an editorial lead and copywriter – and enjoyed a brief stint as an English teacher in Japan. Outside of her work as a journalist, she is a poet and Pushcart Prize-nominated essayist with work appearing in the American Literary Review, Into the Void Magazine, Emrys Journal, The Evansville Review and more. She holds a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Cambridge.