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Signal Boost: For new voices and new ideas in Australian podcasting
A short update about a new opportunity: Signal Boost is an initiative offering tailored mentorship, practical support, and professional development for aspiring Australian podcasters.
This year, five recipients will be paired with an experienced mentor, provided with equipment and access to software to help them realise their audio goals, and have the opportunity to attend a series of intensive workshops led by some of Australia’s leading podcast and radio industry professionals.
The Wheeler Centre will work with each Signal Boost participant to support their creative growth and develop their audio skills, and assist them with building a network of peers, gaining insight into the industry and accessing a range of professional opportunities.
Jon Tjhia is the Wheeler Centre’s Senior Digital Editor.
He has worked on the Wheeler Centre's multimedia, editorial and digital projects since 2010, including #discuss, the short-form multimedia series Housekeeping, and long-form podcast series Better Off Dead and The Messenger, which won several awards. He's a co-editor and co-founder of the Australian Audio Guide, and has been a member of Audiocraft's 2017 programming committee, the 2018 New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury and ABC RN's Ian Reed Foundation committee for audio fiction/drama.
Elsewhere, Jon produces the Paper Radio literary fiction and creative non-fiction podcast, makes the occasional radio thing, plays music with Speed Painters and has served on. In 2016, he was a top-ten finalist in Radiotopia's Podquest competition.