Content Director & Editorial Trainer, ABC Radio; 2014 fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

Kellie Riordan is a radio manager with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and is a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute for Journalism at Oxford University in 2014.

Kellie trains and leads journalists and broadcasters across Australia for ABC Radio, specialising in both airchecking and editorial training. She is responsible for drafting and delivering training materials about the ABC’s Editorial Policies and is especially interested in how journalists apply editorial rigour in a fast-paced digital world.

Kellie began her career as a journalist with ABC News Online in 1997 before becoming a radio reporter with ABC News. In 1999, she was short-listed for the prestigious Andrew Olle scholarship for young Australian journalists. She’s won two Queensland Media Awards, two OPSO Media Awards, and was named ABC Radio’s Producer of the Year in 2007.

Kellie has worked as an executive producer of both the current affairs program Mornings and the award-winning Conversations with Richard Fidler on 612 ABC Brisbane. Prior to that Kellie was a presenter with ABC Coast FM and also a reporter with Triple J’s current affairs program Hack.

Kellie began her career in management in 2007 when appointed the Content Director of metropolitan radio station 612 ABC Brisbane.

Kellie has also been a freelance sub-editor at the Edinburgh Evenings News in Scotland, a contributing editor for Fodor’s Travel Guide (published by Random House), a freelance writer for Time Off magazine and The Sunday Mail, and a journalism tutor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Queensland (UQ).

She holds a Bachelor of Business degree (journalism major) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Diploma of Management. She published a paper for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (Oxford University) in September 2014.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    2014 fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • 2007–present
    Content Director & Editorial Trainer, ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Education

  • 1997 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Business