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A mentorship and development programme for aspiring podcasters


Melbourne VIC, Australia—The Wheeler Centre recently launched a mentorship and development programme for aspiring podcasters and audio storytellers. It’s called Signal Boost.

Piloted in 2019, Signal Boost offers aspiring audio producers tailored mentorship, practical support, essential equipment and professional development – with intensive workshops led by some of Australia’s leading podcasters and radio industry practitioners. It’s about offering time and guidance to develop a unique voice and a strong set of audio and critical listening skills.The Wheeler Centre works with each Signal Boost participant to support their creative growth and develop their audio skills, and also assists them with building a network of peers, gaining insight into the industry and assessing a range of professional opportunities.

Our recent launch event was hosted by Wheeler Centre audio producer Beth Atkinson-Quinton and featured an outstanding group of audio producers: Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This, Veronica Mars Investigations; UK) Daniel Browning (Awaye!) Jess O’Callaghan (Audiocraft, The Party Room, Background Briefing, Radio National Fictions) and Elizabeth Kulas (Planet Money, 7am, Reply All) – plus musician Becky Sui Zhen, and 2019 Signal Boost pilot participant Ivy Shih.

The Signal Boost launch event celebrated the act of creating great ideas from small beginnings, shared more about this year’s programme and how to apply. You’ll find full application details on our Signal Boost page. #TWCSignalBoost

Applications for Signal Boost are now open and close on Wednesday 17 June 2020.

The 2020 Signal Boost programme is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation and LOM.

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