I’m Erin (she/they). I’m a Glasgow-born, Naarm-raised digital content creative, with a passion for audio and community-driven storytelling. As a young queer disabled person, I am deeply interested in people in all their diversity, a curiosity that I constantly apply to my professional practice.
My diverse capabilities as a modern media industry practitioner extend from broadcast and events programming, through to on-demand content and digital editorial. In my 6 years of creating, facilitating and collaborating on multimedia content production across the community media sector, I believe in the potential for creative mediums to create change. Working as a freelance media and events producer, my personal and professional ambition is to promote diverse social and cultural stories.
These skills are exemplified in my audio and digital work for Arts Centre Melbourne, BBC Scotland’s The Social, and my catalogue of online work in arts, entertainment, sport, culture and lifestyle. I have coordinated, presented and produced regular broadcast and digital content at SYN, Triple R 102.7FM, JOY 94.9FM and FBi’s All The Best. More recently, I was selected alongside 10 emerging producers to participate in the 2021 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s National Features and Documentary Series. My audio story ‘A Love Letter To Wrestling‘ was distributed nationally by the Community Radio Network.
In my two years as SYN Media‘s Content Coordinator, I utilised a range of digital platforms, empowering young people to make high quality content that matters to them. The Content Coordinator role at SYN involved driving the station’s content strategy and building the capability of young Australians in radio, podcast and online media making, improving the consistency, quality and compliance of SYN’s published content. I maintained station media (IDs and promos), collaborating with clients to produce compelling on-air and digital sponsorship campaigns, and curated SYN’s web and social media content to champion the efforts of our volunteers.
Before I became the Content Coordinator, I was an Educational Programs Trainer and Producer with SYN’s social enterprise, SYN Media Learning. This involved facilitating media training for diverse school and community groups in Melbourne and regional Victoria. I’ve also worked with the Community Media Training Organisation as a Pathways Trainer, furthering my experience in mentoring, multimedia content production and storytelling.
I graduated from Collarts’ Entertainment Journalism course in 2016 with the inaugural Award in Academic and Journalistic Excellence. Here, my love for local arts and cultural industries was realised. I went on to complete a Bachelor in Communications (Media) at RMIT University in 2019, broadening my capability as a multimedia practitioner.
No matter where I am in the world, you can always find me at your local wrestling show, heckling your favourite wrestler.
As a co-founder and the Head of Community Engagement at Melbourne-based professional wrestling promotion, Deathmatch Downunder, I develop and implement community engagement strategy and tactics, with the goal of creating safe and inclusive professional wrestling events and online fan spaces.
I’ve made lots of wrestling content in and outside the ring, including this mobile doco for the BBC’s The Social and Bronco Busters, an independent web archive, zine and podcast in women and queer people in pro wrestling.
Audio storytelling is my bread and butter. I’ve produced a handful of stories for Australian narrative radio program and podcast All The Best, including this one about my family name, and this feature story about my experience with endometriosis. Listen to more here.
Sound As Ever was a podcast from the Australian Music Vault, highlighting issues in the contemporary Australian music industry. I co-produced Season 1 Episode 3 about Australian “punk” music, and Episode 4 about mental health and community support in the music industry. See the full Sound As Ever collection here.
Check out some of the radio programs I’ve produced here.
I’m also a freelance culture writer and editor, covering entertainment and arts (music, film, TV, pro wrestling), travel, lifestyle, health and culture. Here’s some grabs of work I’ve done for various publications, including Junkee Media, The Brag, and more. I also self-publish a thing or two on Medium.
What can I help you with?
- Digital media production (audio, video)
- Project & stakeholder management
- Content strategy development
- Journalism & writing (i.e. features, opinion, yarns)
- Copywriting, editing and sub-editing
- Interviewing, hosting and narration
- Web publishing
- Social media marketing
- PR strategy
- Media training design & facilitation
- Intersectional coaching & mentoring
- Youth engagement & mentoring
- Volunteer management