Hello, I'm Jay:
 🎙 Freelance Audio Producer & Storyteller
 🎓 Lecturer (AFHEA), University of Sunderland
 📑 External Examiner, University of Salford​​​​​​​

 📻 Dramas & Docs on BBC Radio 4 / 4 Extra​​​​​​​
 🎨 Passionate about creative narrative audio
 🥇 New York Radio Awards gold-winning producer & writer
 📖 LGBTQ+ young adult writer

Jay has been teaching at the University of Sunderland since 2015,
where he specialises in audio production and writing workshops
- drama, documentary, podcasting, and journalism.

Logo by Jess Design.

Current Projects in 2023:
 🖼️ Hills Arts Centre - Programmes Director
 🏺 Eva Masterman's ‘Clay Commons’ - Podcast Producer
 ⚽️ North East Photography Network - ‘The People’s Visual History of the 1973 FA Cup’

Completed Projects in 2023:
 🏫 New Writing North - Young People’s Audio Drama Workshops & Podcasting in Schools
 🎭 17Nineteen - ‘Summer Stories’ Audio Drama Workshop & Production Series
 🏳️‍🌈 Brunswick Centre LGBTQ+ yOUTh Service - Young People’s Audio Drama Workshops

Projects in 2024:
Jay specialises in composed feature documentary and "mosaic” structures; using aspects of non-linear narrative construction, interlacing voice, music, and sound-art:
Whether exploring Sunderland artist Stephanie Smith's tactile practice of 'skin-mapping' ('DRAWING IN THE DARK', BBC RADIO 4)...
Investigating how writing has seeped into the landscape and heritage of Weardale ('TEN WORDS FOR A NORTHERN LANDSCAPE', NEW WRITING NORTH)...
Or celebrating independent bookshops through community creative writing workshops ('HILLS ARE ALIVE', NORFOLK STREET ARTS).

Jay with his big beautiful boy Bowser.

 🙋‍♂️ 31 years old, he/him
 💍 Engaged to a beautiful man named Kostas
 🐈‍⬛ Cat-dad to Bowser, Daruk, and Riju
 🏡 Sunderland, UK. Originally from Huddersfield
 🌱 Vegan for ethical reasons
 🎮 Nintendo gamer, Legend of Zelda enthusiast
 🎷 Amateur tenor saxophonist
 🇬🇷 Learning Greek (beginner)
A New York Award-winner for his audio drama SEABURN, and an avid reader of young adult queer fiction, Jay is keen to continue developing his writing and production practice in the fictional space.
Jay identifies as homoromantic, and yearns to tell stories that resonate with the queer community.