A new internal structure has been announced for the ABC’s creative teams.
From early next year, ABC content makers will be organised into teams of subject matter specialists which produce creative outputs across all ABC formats, devices and platforms.
The proposed new structure does not include any job losses, cuts to programs or a reduction in networks and will be based on three main teams:
• News, Analysis & Investigations, led by Gaven Morris, currently director, News. The team will be responsible for state coverage, network news and investigations and in-depth reporting.
• Entertainment & Specialist, led by current ABC director television, David Anderson. This team will include children’s content, music and creative development, factual and entertainment, drama, comedy and indigenous programming.
• Regional & Local, led by current director radio, Michael Mason, will include rural and regional teams, capital city and regional productions.
The ABC will also introduce a new Content Ideas Lab responsible for incubating initiatives to introduce ABC content to new audiences.
The changes will take effect early next year following consultation with ABC employees.