Jamie Wareham is an experienced journalist, podcaster, video producer and audience development consultant. Jamie specializes in young voices, LGBT+ rights, making technology more human, hidden disabilities, and mental health.

Previously he’s developed an investigative series on chemsex, ‘ultra-conservative’ extremist groups, and with sexual assault survivors. Jamie hosts the #QueerAF podcast and commissions students to produce LGBT+ stories which was nominated for a British Podcast Award in 2019. He’s currently Head of Broadcast at Gay Star News.

Evan Davis and Jamie Wareham at a live edition of the #QueerAF national student pride podcast
Evan Davis and Jamie Wareham at a live edition of the #QueerAF national student pride podcast

My professional experience

I am an experienced digital media employee, with a self-starting and team-focused approach to work.

Driven by exclusive stories and breaking news, especially when part of long-standing content series. I have chased investigative stories, as well as focusing on sexual assault, chemsex, drugs, mental health, extremism, and trans rights in my career.

A confident speaker, I regularly appear on panels and as a speaker on the radio on LGBT+, mental health, and young voices issues.

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Jamie Wareham speaking at a Gay Star News event

I started my career with eight months in social media management followed by three years of audio production with roles in journalism, presenting, producing and managing events at AudioBoom.

Since leaving AudioBoom I’ve been helping brands and clients create audio stories and podcasts. I am available to help you produce, editor as an audience development consultant for your podcast.

Headhunted from AudioBoom to emulate the success of my pro-bono work with National Student Pride, I joined Gay Star News as the Young Voices section editor delivering audio, video and multimedia storytelling.

After proving myself in this role and becoming our Video Production Manager coordinating our Digital Pride festival and events – I am now Gay Star News’ Head of Broadcast leading our video and audio output and strategy.

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Jamie Wareham directing a dance video featuring a same-sex couple that would go on to be displayed on screens around the world – including in Times Square.

Personal Profile

Growing up in the very average suburban commuter belt town of Basingstoke in the UK, struggling with being gay as a kid – I am passionate about the power of LGBT+ stories abilities to give young queer and beyond the binary youth a sign in our confusing world they are OK.

Hit with major health difficulties aged 17, and now living with hidden disabilities and long term conditions, I am keen to tell stories about people with disabilities whether they are hidden, physical or mental health.

Passionate about the power of social media and new technologies to empower our lives, I also hope my storytelling can inform audiences about how and why they should want technology to be ‘more human.’

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