National Indigenous television service NITV has announced four senior Indigenous appointments who will be responsible for growing its on-air and online platforms.
Rhanna Collins, a proud Palawa woman, has worked at NITV for the past four years and has been appointed as executive editor, working across the TV station’s news and current affairs digital and on-air portfolio.
Collins is an experienced cross-platform producer and journalist with a strong news, current affairs and journalism background.
She has worked as a journalist, producer and editor in the newsrooms of a number of Australian media companies and broadcast stations over the past decade including Foxtel, The Weather Channel and Sky News.
Collins also has extensive production experience, having worked in creative agencies including The Milkbar and Zealot Inc.
Walkley Award winner Julie Nimmo joins as a senior digital editor, working across NITV’s online news and current affairs.
Nimmo is a proud Wiradjuri journalist who has worked in broadcast media and communications for over 25 years, directing and producing numerous documentaries and content on arts, sports and entertainment for SBS, ABC, 10 and NITV.
Jack Latimore also joins as a senior digital editor. He is a critically acclaimed Birpai Guri writer, journalist, editor, speaker, and recipient of the Ossie Awards’ John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs in 2016.
Adam Manovic has been appointed as managing producer of NITV’s internal productions.
Manovic is a proud Latj Latji and Gurang Gurang man from North Western Victoria, and has worked at NITV for over 10 years and in media for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles across community radio, community television and commercial television.
NITV channel manager Tanya Orman said: “NITV is proud to deliver trusted and quality Indigenous storytelling that offers a different perspective, otherwise untold in the mainstream media.
“We are also committed to building a strong, sustainable Indigenous media for the future by supporting and championing Indigenous media practitioners, developing strong leaders and champions of tomorrow.
“I’m thrilled that NITV is attracting and retaining such talented journalists and producers at a very exciting time, as our on-air and online platforms continue to grow, delivering more stories of significant cultural importance for, by and about Indigenous Australians.
“Their experience, passion and commitment to delivering world class stories will ensure that NITV continues to inspire all Australians through a unique Indigenous lens.”
The appointments follow a successful year for NITV, with Rachael Hocking winning the Rising Star category at the B&T Women in Media Awards and Ella Archibald-Binge claiming the Journalist/Producer category and the Grand Prix gong at B&T’s 30 Under 30 Awards.