We bid farewell to Jon King

December 3, 2020

Jon King outside Radio Port Phillip in from of the station sign

After more than ten years working to support community media grant applicants and our grants advisory committees, Jon King will be leaving us next week.

Jon has accepted a new Grants Officer role at the City of Sydney (working remotely from Melbourne). He will be helping them streamline their SmartyGrants processes across the Council, with a particular focus on automating visualisations of grant data to demonstrate the success of their programs.

During his time at the CBF, Jon has been dedicated to improving what we do and how we do it, ensuring we are making a positive difference to the sector and the community at large. His social conscience, dedication to gender equality, innovative ideas and ability to bring people together have left a lasting impact on the way we manage and distribute our grants.

Over the years, Jon has been instrumental in a number of areas including our move to SmartyGrants, setting up our social media channels and developing our evaluation framework, assessment and reporting processes, along with many of our policies and practices.

More recently, Jon has looked after radio stations in Victoria, Tasmania, TV stations and any independent producers or not-for-profit organisations looking to partner with a community broadcaster. He has also been the key member of our grants team supporting the Development and Operations Grant Advisory Committee.

We’re sure Jon’s passion for community media and extensive knowledge of grant making means this won’t be the last we all see of him.

We wish him all the best in his new gig.

Jon’s last day will be Friday 11 December. After then, if you have any grants-related questions that you would normally direct to Jon, please contact the CBF grants team.

Photo: Jon out on the road visiting stations in Victorian station Radio Port Philip.

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