ABC head of radio Michael Mason has released a memo about staff changes:
The Investing in Audiences strategy outlines our vision for the ABC. While there is a strong focus on investing in content and audiences, it also foreshadows a streamlined leadership group, a reduction in management layers, and removal of duplication where it exists in the business.
Our proposal is the result of an intensive process over the past few months to align the structure of our music teams and to collect and assess the feedback of the RN team in workshops we’ve been running this year.
The proposal will open for a period of consultation for affected staff. It represents an overall reduction in staff of nine roles, two of which are currently vacant.
A further seven staff will transfer from Radio into central ABC support teams, which have already commenced the process of reducing management layers.
Linda Bracken will move from Content & Digital to take on a senior role in the Audiences team. We will not be replacing her in this role.
Jeremy Millar will move to a central ABC position within the Strategy and Transformation team. We will not be replacing this role in Radio.