Jackson Kim Murphy is an Associate News Editor at Variety, based out of Los Angeles, California. He began working at the publication in 2020. In his position, Murphy works with a team that handles key responsibilities for Variety, including curating the website’s home page content, copy editing features by the editorial team and writing breaking news coverage for stories in the entertainment industry. His contributions span across all verticals of the publication. Murphy also assists in managing the organization’s regular social media output on Twitter and Facebook and leads the website’s news coverage, copy editing and curation on weekends. Prior to his current role as Associate News Editor, he served as an Editorial Intern at Variety. His byline has also appeared in IGN, where he contributed to entertainment news coverage. Murphy grew up in San Francisco, California and graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in film studies.