#CommsCorner – Joel Carnegie’s courage & creativity

This week we chat to @joelcarnegie, a professional storyteller, facilitator/speaker and creative industry & media consultant. He has produced stories on screen and on radio for various media outlets in Australia and overseas – hosting and producing a variety of talks, music based and live-to-air shows. Listen out for him on ABC RN and other places around the country.JoelCarnegie_CellophaneBlog

Your elevator statement – who are you professionally and personally?

Hey, I’m Joel Carnegie – I’m the Executive Producer of international media production house, The Space Company. I’m passionate about exploring concepts and ideas in the form of features & documentaries. I’m also an actor/musician. I have been to Mongolia.

Tell us about your typical workday?

Every day is different. It depends on which part of the storytelling cycle you find yourself in. You might be pitching ideas, developing stories, following leads, rehearsing scripts or having an acting lesson, heading out into the field to record interviews, or back in the studio behind the microphone on a live broadcast.

When did you first know you wanted to work in media?

I’ve always followed a life in performance, so it was a natural step from being a musician, to being a presenter/producer/actor/storyteller/etc. I made my first radio program when I was seven, so I guess; I’ve had this in my blood for a while!

Which tools can’t you live without?

laptop, portable microphone, a bottle of kombucha and my yoga mat.

What are the biggest challenges in your role?

Keeping on top of the admin!

What’s been the biggest change to radio since you began your career?

Podcasting and social media has revolutionised the way people access the medium. However, people still want to listen to interesting content, it’s just the way it’s delivered that has changed.

What quality do you look for in your team members?

Dedication, courage, respect, creativity, loyalty.

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