Nova’s Ruby Teys credits TAFE NSW with helping launch her career

Staff Writer

NOVA Entertainment executive podcast producer Ruby Teys was recently announced as the new co-host of The Babble with Matty J, and now the TAFE NSW alumni has credited her studies at TAFE as a key career building block.

Teys started at TAFE in 2014 and has since graduated with both a Certificate IV and Diploma in Screen & Media.

Podcasting revenue in Australia look set to grow by 62% this year, and Teys credits the hands-on training provided by TAFE NSW with fuelling her desire to pursue a career in radio and podcasting.

“I studied both the Certificate IV and Diploma in Screen and Media (Radio Broadcasting) at TAFE NSW Ultimo. From the very start, I felt comfortable and was so impressed by the beautiful facilities and supportive local teachers,” she said.

“My teachers really went above and beyond to give feedback and listen to what I had made, which gave me the confidence to apply for work.”

TAFE NSW head teacher of screen and media, Natalie Pozdeev, says the growing podcast industry presents new markets for employment.

“With many Australian radio stations and media companies launching their own podcast channels and Australia’s appetite for podcasts showing no signs of slowing, the demand for content and skilled podcast producers to drive them is at an all-time high,” Ms Pozdeev said.

“TAFE NSW equips students with an advanced, cross-platform skillset to make them agile content producers who can adapt to the industry’s changing needs.”

Her learning at TAFE led to a position as executive podcast producer at Nova, putting Teys in a prime position to replace Natalie Bassingthwaite as the new co-host of pop culture podcast The Babble.

“I love podcasts because of the way sound can be used to tell a story or transport you into different worlds whilst you’re on your daily commute. With audio you really have much more flexibility and range to do all different kinds of things,” said Teys.

“It’s very challenging creating original branded content that your audience will love, though when you execute it properly and bring it to life; it’s very rewarding. The sense of responsibility of having such a large platform and creating something positive is also very rewarding.”

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