The Job Pod

SYN Media

Welcome to The SYN Job Pod! This is a podcast by young people from SYN Media.

On each episode, a new SYN volunteer will chat with a media or creative industry worker about how to get your start in your chosen industry, the ins-and-outs of job-hunting and pro tips for landing your dream gig!

To hear and see more great content by young people, follow @synmedia on social media, or head to syn.org.au.

Do you want to get your start in the media industry? Become a SYN volunteer today! Head to syn.org.au/getinvolved to find out more.

Cover art: Sally Lewis

Music: 'Moonlight' prod. by Eibyondatrack

SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded Lands the SYN office and studios stand. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

We extend this respect to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of other Lands and Waters where SYN content is produced, where SYN content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand.


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Job Pod #04 - Jarni Blakkarly
13-10-2021
Job Pod #04 - Jarni Blakkarly
Welcome to The SYN Job Pod! This is a podcast by young people from SYN Media. On this episode, Co-Executive Producer of SYN's news and current affairs program Panorama, Angus Thomson, chats with SYN alumni Jarni  Blakkarly. Jarni is an Investigative Journalist with CHOICE focusing on consumer affairs. Prior to joining CHOICE he worked with SBS News for four years as an Investigative Journalist and Correspondent across radio, TV and online. Earlier, Blakkarly worked as a freelance journalist and radio producer making audio documentaries and stories for ABC Radio National, BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle. Jarni’s Radio National audio documentary Democracy Rising won him a 2016 Young Walkley award.  This podcast was recorded on 26 August 2021. See more of what Jarni is up to on Twitter. You can catch Panorama on SYN every Thursday from 4pm at 90.7FM in Melbourne and Geelong, on DAB+ digital radio, on the iHeart Radio app or on our website. To hear and see more great content by young people, follow @synmedia on social media, or head to syn.org.au. Do you want to get your start in the media industry? Become a SYN volunteer today! Head to syn.org.au/getinvolved to find out more. The Job Pod Credits Host: Angus ThomsonEditor: Tom Denham Executive Producer: Erin Dick Music: 'Moonlight' prod. by Eibyondatrack SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded Lands the SYN office and studios stand. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.We extend this respect to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of other Lands and Waters where SYN content is produced, where SYN content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Job Pod #04 - Jarni Blakkarly
13-10-2021
Job Pod #04 - Jarni Blakkarly
Welcome to The SYN Job Pod! This is a podcast by young people from SYN Media. On this episode, Co-Executive Producer of SYN's news and current affairs program Panorama, Angus Thomson, chats with SYN alumni Jarni  Blakkarly. Jarni is an Investigative Journalist with CHOICE focusing on consumer affairs. Prior to joining CHOICE he worked with SBS News for four years as an Investigative Journalist and Correspondent across radio, TV and online. Earlier, Blakkarly worked as a freelance journalist and radio producer making audio documentaries and stories for ABC Radio National, BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle. Jarni’s Radio National audio documentary Democracy Rising won him a 2016 Young Walkley award.  This podcast was recorded on 26 August 2021. See more of what Jarni is up to on Twitter. You can catch Panorama on SYN every Thursday from 4pm at 90.7FM in Melbourne and Geelong, on DAB+ digital radio, on the iHeart Radio app or on our website. To hear and see more great content by young people, follow @synmedia on social media, or head to syn.org.au. Do you want to get your start in the media industry? Become a SYN volunteer today! Head to syn.org.au/getinvolved to find out more. The Job Pod Credits Host: Angus ThomsonEditor: Tom Denham Executive Producer: Erin Dick Music: 'Moonlight' prod. by Eibyondatrack SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded Lands the SYN office and studios stand. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.We extend this respect to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of other Lands and Waters where SYN content is produced, where SYN content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Job Pod #03 - Anita Michalski
02-09-2021
Job Pod #03 - Anita Michalski
Welcome to The SYN Job Pod! This is a podcast by young people from SYN Media. On this episode, former Executive Producer of Housemates at SYN, local DJ, andrecent media graduate Niamh has a chat with Anita Michalski. Anita is the Community Manager at Hindenburg Systems. She’s a multimedia producer, community radio broadcaster and teacher from Melbourne, and she’s a SYN alumni! This podcast was recorded on 15 July 2021. See more of what Anita is up to on her LinkedIn.  You can catch Housemates on SYN every Saturday from 7pm at 90.7FM in Melbourne and Geelong, on DAB+ digital radio, on the iHeart Radio app or on our website. To hear and see more great content by young people, follow @synmedia on social media, or head to syn.org.au. Do you want to get your start in the media industry? Become a SYN volunteer today! Head to syn.org.au/getinvolved to find out more. The Job Pod Credits Host: Niamh FeltonEditor: Tom Denham Executive Producer: Erin Dick Music: 'Moonlight' prod. by Eibyondatrack SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded Lands the SYN office and studios stand. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.We extend this respect to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of other Lands and Waters where SYN content is produced, where SYN content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Job Pod #02 - Sam Cummins and Simon Winkler (3RRR)
26-07-2021
Job Pod #02 - Sam Cummins and Simon Winkler (3RRR)
Welcome to The SYN Job Pod! This is a podcast by young people from SYN Media. On this episode, SYN's former under 18s flagship program Amplify Executive Producer, Anika, chats with Sam Cummins (Music Interviews & training Coordinator) and Simon Winkler (Music Coordinator) from Triple R in Melbourne.  This podcast was recorded on 19 May 2021. Learn more about Triple R at rrr.org.au. You can catch Amplify on SYN every Thursday and Friday from 5pm, and Saturdays from 3pm at 90.7FM in Melbourne and Geelong, on DAB+ digital radio, on the iHeart Radio app or on our website. To hear and see more great content by young people, follow @synmedia on social media, or head to syn.org.au. Do you want to get your start in the media industry? Become a SYN volunteer today! Head to syn.org.au/getinvolved to find out more. The Job Pod Credits Host: Anika LunaEditor: Tom Denham Executive Producer: Erin Dick Music: 'Moonlight' prod. by Eibyondatrack SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded Lands the SYN office and studios stand. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.We extend this respect to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of other Lands and Waters where SYN content is produced, where SYN content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Job Pod #01 - Rachel Fountain
12-07-2021
Job Pod #01 - Rachel Fountain
Welcome to The SYN Job Pod! This is a podcast by young people from SYN Media. On this episode, SYN's arts & culture flagship program Art Smitten Executive Producer, Imogen, chats with journalist, podcaster, writer, producer, all-rounder - Rachel Fountain. This podcast was recorded on 16 February 2021. Rachel has since moved on from the ABC to pursue new things. Keep up with her on Twitter: @RacheyFountain You can catch Imogen and the Art Smitten team on SYN every Wednesday from 4pm, at 90.7FM in Melbourne and Geelong, on DAB+ digital radio, on the iHeart Radio app or on our website. To hear and see more great content by young people, follow @synmedia on social media, or head to syn.org.au. Do you want to get your start in the media industry? Become a SYN volunteer today! Head to syn.org.au/getinvolved to find out more. The Job Pod Credits Host: Imogen WaitEditor: Tom Denham Executive Producer: Erin Dick Music: 'Moonlight' prod. by Eibyondatrack SYN Media acknowledges and pays respect to people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded Lands the SYN office and studios stand. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.We extend this respect to the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of other Lands and Waters where SYN content is produced, where SYN content reaches and on which SYN partner organisations stand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.