Jay is a multi award-winning audio producer & writer.
Community Development Project of the Year
Mackem Craic – Gold winner, Community Radio Awards 2017
Arts & Creative Radio of the Year
ArtyParti – Gold winner, Community Radio Awards 2016
Best Student Drama Program
SeaBurn – Gold winner, New York Radio Awards 2015
Best Speech Programming
SeaBurn – Bronze winner, Student Radio Awards 2015
Best Drama Producer
SeaBurn – Nominee, Radio Production Awards 2015
Academic Tutor – Audio Drama & Radio Production
Jay has taught at the University of Sunderland since January 2015 – across undergrad and postgrad level.
Specialisms: Audio documentary & feature production. Audio drama writing & production. Live radio production & presenting.
Jay also delivers classes on Social media, Visualisation and Employability Skills.
Jay produces & presents ‘ArtyParti‘, a weekly live radio programme which “celebrates participatory arts in the North East. ArtyParti broadcasts every Monday at 11am on Spark, a community radio station in Sunderland.
“The best thing about ArtyParti is how inclusive it is. Whether you’re a struggling student or company director, I honestly believe that people are made to feel equally important in the drive to promote local arts and culture.” – Kathryn Barnett, Fine Artist
Jay produces ‘Speak Up Sunderland‘, a bold and ambitious weekly podcast proudly made in Sunderland. Always recorded in a different location, hosts Bethany and Stevie meet the people behind various projects, events and organisations in the city.
“Fantastic, informative and funny podcast. I’m a local lad and even I’m learning more about my own city!” – Ryan Booth, Photographer & Graphic Designer