Portrait of Jon Tjhia

Jon Tjhia

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 (Finalist, New York Festivals Radio Awards 2016) and The Messenger (Grand Trophy and two Gold Medals, New York Festivals Radio Awards 2017; UNAA Media Award for Best Radio Documentary; Walkley and Australian Human Rights Commission shortlists). He's a co-editor and co-founder of the Australian Audio Guide.

In his hypothetical free time, he produces the Paper Radio literary fiction and creative non-fiction podcast (as heard on RN), plays music with Speed Painters and has served on Audiocraft's 2017 programming committee. In 2016, he was a top-ten finalist in Radiotopia's Podquest competition.

Previously, as a digital producer at ABC Radio Australia, Jon developed websites in seven languages, interviewed musicians from around the Pacific Islands, and provided multi-platform coverage of that region’s largest music festival, Fest'napuan. He’s occasionally involved in art and sound projects (including a collaborative residency in Wiluna, Western Australia) and has presented, suggested and advised on sound design and audio storytelling at an armful of festivals, conferences and email threads.

He holds a BA (Cultural Studies) and MMm. The latter is an actual postnominal, although your cooking is very nice too.