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ABC is looking for storytellers for International Day of People with Disability

The ABC is seeking applications to assist with commissioning a series of factual stories and content to be published and broadcast across ABC platforms for International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPwD) on December 3 2024, with content creators paid for their work.

Whilst the ABC is “particularly interested in hearing from First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse content creators” ARATA would all love to see assistive technology in focus too.

To pitch your story idea, you will need to select a format that best suits what you want to do – the ABC is looking for story ideas that fit the following formats:

  • Video: 2–3 minute short-form video
  • Audio: 2–3 minute audio package
  • Digital article: An 800-word feature article
  • Social media: An Instagram, TikTok or Facebook story, reel or a photo essay, for example

To apply, fill in the application form using this link:

Storyteller application to the ABC

Applications are required by midnight Monday, July 8, and need to tell the ABC about your idea, what format you’d like to use and your previous content-making experience.

If you’re successful, you will work with an ABC producer for a period between August and December 2024 to produce the story.

If you have any difficulties filling out the following form, or any questions about the application process, you can email  ABCInclusive@abc.net.au