Radio executive, former triple j presenter and AFTRS lecturer Jen Oldershaw has been appointed ABC Listen lead.
“I’m excited to be taking on such an important role with ABC listen. It’s already the home to so much great ABC audio and I’m looking forward finding new ways to get that into the ears of as many people as possible.”
Oldershaw has more than 30 years radio industry experience as a presenter, content director, manager and as the familiar voice warning you about adult themes on iView. She was a founding member of both Nova 969 and Vega 95.3 (now smooth) and taught Radio Graduate Diploma students with AFTRS for seven years.
Beginning her career as a presenter on triple j Oldershaw went on to present and produce many ABC programs, becoming Content Director of ABC Sydney and managing all the station’s broadcast, digital and social teams and content.
Her new role will see Oldershaw report to Head of Digital Content and Innovation, Angela Stengel.
“I am delighted that Jen has chosen ABC listen for her next career move. Jen’s experience has traversed brands, taking her from music to talk, and from young to broad audiences.
ABC listen is a priority product as we transition to become a digital-first media organisation and Jen’s content expertise is driven by a commitment to quality, a deep understanding of the craft, and the ability to draw insights from data. These skills are vital to the next evolution of ABC listen.”
Oldershaw begins her ABC listen role on October 31.