Hey, I’m Jem.
Let’s get through the boring stuff quickly. I graduated in a double degree of Journalism and International Relations with a sub-major in Film & Television.
I’ve worked in corporate roles, like reporting at Seven News Adelaide and videography for the South Australian Sports Medicine Association. I was a music journo for years and actually the founder and editor of this website (finnsmag.com). I’ve interviewed everyone from Violent Soho and Pond to Allday and Client Liaison. This role also allowed me to do social media for festivals like Splendour in the Grass, Womadelaide, Groovin’ the Moo and more. I also had the chance to manage 13 staff and even host my own music events at Jive with Swirl Records as well as release a print mag. Feel free to explore this page. Scan the QR code to visit the Finns Mag Instagram too. It’s been dormant since I ceased publication, but you’ll get the drift.
I just finished up my role as a Box Office Coordinator on a full-time five month contract with the Adelaide Fringe Festival. I was also able to give some marketing stuff a go during this time. I also freelance for Vice and have had stints on radio with Triple J and Radio Adelaide. Check out my Vice work by scanning the QR code below or click the link. Ella Huisman (Head of Marketing, Ticketing and Digital at the Fringe is also one of my references. Deets below).
I often freelance as a copywriter for various businesses and for fun, I co-host a successful podcast called Fearless with Tom & Jem where we cover an array of topics in a taboo vein. This podcast started in our kitchen and has grown to have a studio, ABN, full recording kit and an estimated audience of 2,000 people.
You know the drill: here’s a link for ya!
I am also a musician! I released my debut single last year and have since started working with Music SA and UNESCO in their Equaliser program. From this experience, I have formed a close professional relationship with Morgan Sette who has offered to be my reference for this role too. Feel free to contact Morgan for a glowing reference, I’m sure…(maybe)…
Here’s a link to my debut single, written about an ex lover of course. Don’t use this against me. I was vulnerable.
Morgan introduced me on Radio Adelaide the other day as someone who has lived a 1000 lives. I really have had a go at an array of things. I was even a farm hand at one point. I really love a challenge and getting out of my comfort zone. Social media has always been a passion of mine (I’m sure you’ll see this for yourselves if you follow me at @jemah_finn, I love to post). It has been a form of creative expression for me and also a tool to develop my own personal brand. From my social media endeavours, I’ve been able to develop great networks including with Triple J. Here’s a link to a podcast I recorded with The Hook Up program.
I’ve also used my personal brand to grow my own following and sell out an event I hosted at Summertown Studio in 2019. Here’s a little snippet of this event that I was able to achieve through nothing but social media. I even had my own merch! what?! (this is my draft edit made using Premiere Pro).
I envisage my career being a bit random, like me. I want to work in music and creative fields and try it all. I think this role would be bloody perfect for me as it caters for all of that. I think my skill set and experience would offer you some fresh perspective and my enthusiasm is guaranteed to be unmatched. I also think I could learn a lot from this role. I haven’t been ’employed’ by someone else in a role like this before, despite my various experiences in similar fields. I would love this opportunity to hone my media skills and learn more about the industry. I also think the networking opportunities could benefit us all.
I have experience in the full Adobe suite, paid ads, social media strategy and analytics and really just anything journalism/film/music related. I am well connected in the industry and have had experience in so many different areas. Event management? No problems. Social media grid planning? Easy! Collaborations for exposure? All in a days work. Organise a shoot? Absolutely no problem. Being a hard-working, innovative, fun, experimental colleague who gets along with everyone and is always enthusiastic? Well, that’s yet to be seen…but there’s only one way to find out!
PS: Click this link for some of my best content. It’s a laugh: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17943220423360339/?hl=en
My references are:
Ella Huisman – Head of Marketing, Ticketing and Digital at The Adelaide Fringe Festival. Call on 1800 2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Sette – Photography extraordinaire – Slide into her insta DM’s (@morgansette)
I am happy to send through anything else you may need and I will be available full-time from April 13th.