Experienced writer/editor Rebecca Kamm to head up local editorial team.
Broadly, VICE’s female-focused channel, has hired an Australia & New Zealand editor, Rebecca Kamm.
The eleventh channel from the award-winning global youth media company celebrates a diverse range of topics and issues that matter to women today, with daily editorial and video covering a myriad of subjects spanning politics, culture, sex, health and fashion. Past content includes Inside Kenya’s Women-Only Village, Inside the Weird World of an Islamic ‘Feminist’ Cult, and The Illegal, Underground Ballerinas of Iran.
“Too many women’s stories fly under the radar,” says Rebecca. “I’m excited to convey and represent the Australasian female experience — in all its multiplicity. Broadly is about thorough and original reporting; whether it’s text or video, we’ll be documenting and investigating. There is value in smart opinion, but women are already well-catered for in that area. This is something different.”
Broadly AU/NZ’s launch content will examine a range of topics through immersive documentary video and written editorial. Topics include, abortion access in rural Australia and the significance of Maori women’s chin tattooing in contemporary society. The site will also premiere a new video series, Broadly Meets, presented in partnership with U by Kotex. The first locally-produced Broadly Meets episode features Zimbabwean-Australian rapper Tkay Maidza, followed by an episode starring model and activist Stefania Ferrario—both of which are hosted by Karina Utomo, lead singer of Melbourne band High Tension.
Rebecca has most recently worked as senior digital writer and producer focusing on gender and health at The Wireless, the youth arm of New Zealand’s public media platform, RNZ. She has also edited culture-quarterly NO Magazine, and Sunday Magazine – the features magazine inside Fairfax New Zealand’sSunday Star Times newspaper. Prior to her editorships she worked as a feminist columnist for The New Zealand Herald.