From 2013-2017, Jed covered public health and criminal justice for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the biggest news outlet in Louisiana. Before joining the T-P, he was the head culture writer for Capital New York (now Politico New York) and a contributing writer for Mental Floss magazine, where he wrote features and a monthly science column called Danger Lab. Between 2010 – 2013, he was a regular contributor to the New York Times. His work has also appeared in BuzzFeed, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Outside,┬áVice, Salon, The Village Voice and other publications.

Jed has won awards from the Society for Features Journalism, the Associated Press Media Editors, the Louisiana Press Association, the Press Club of New Orleans, and the Southern Pain Society. In 2016, he received a fellowship from the National Press Foundation for his coverage of the opioid epidemic in Louisiana. In 2017, he was an Images & Voices of Hope Restorative Narrative Fellow. He is currently the head investigative reporter for a six-part documentary series about the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman case, scheduled to air on the Paramount Network in 2018.