NOVA Entertainment has announced the appointment of Ben Latimer (pictured above) as smoothfm’s program director for the duration of a maternity role contract.
With over 15 years’ experience, Latimer has senior content management experience across multiple broadcast platforms. Most recently, he was head of on-demand at Foxtel, where he has been responsible for all on-demand content on the platform and overseeing editorial on all devices for almost three years.
Latimer also has extensive media experience as the group program manager for Max and smoothfm TV, which has allowed him to work with the smoothfm brand values and key stakeholders at NOVA Entertainment.
He also has held various executive producer and content director roles in Sydney and Adelaide for the Australian Radio Network.
Peter Clay, head of programming for Nova 96.9 and the smoothfm network, said: “I was blown away by the calibre of applicants putting their hands up for the maternity leave contract at smoothfm, and Ben was just stood out having had previous experience with the brand and some of the on-air talent.”
Latimer will commence his new position on 24 July, and will cover for Georgie Page, who will depart for maternity leave on 21 July.