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Before founding Very Media, Melinda was Digital Manager within the Office of Marketing and Communications at Griffith University. In this vital role for one of the world’s top-ranked universities, she was directly responsible for the creation and management of news and promotional content through video, social media, online, newsletter and traditional media platforms. An award-winning journalist, Melinda is a former media advisor for the Department of Education and Training, which saw her deliver strategies around media management, crisis management, social media implementation and more.  Melinda holds a Bachelor of Communications, a Diploma of Marketing and a Graduate Certificate in Education Law.  In 2018 she was named a finalist in the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards. As Managing Director of Very Media, Melinda brings a wealth of professional and creative qualities to this exciting new endeavour.

Michael Jacobson, Editorial Director

The co-founder of Very Media, Michael is one of the most experienced, respected and versatile writers in Australia. A multiple award-winning journalist and best-selling novelist, he was the senior feature writer for the Gold Coast Bulletin for more than 20 years. During this time he was also the writer and editor of several specialist publications for the newspaper, and his weekly column is one of the longest-running in Australia. Michael joined Griffith University’s Office of Marketing and Communications as a specialist writer in 2013. In 2016 he became Communications Manager for the university’s Development and Alumni Office, creating and delivering content across all platforms to engage with thousands of graduates and supporters of the university. He is also a former editor of Griffith’s annual magazine. As Editorial Director of Very Media, Michael is excited about joining Melinda and launching a new phase in an already illustrious career.


What people say about us

Melinda was an incredible asset to our team. Not only was she able to pivot and shift her focus very quickly to meet our needs but her actions delivered our desired outcome every time. Melinda approaches her work professionally and methodically; she asks the right questions, is a great listener and the end result is great content that speaks directly to the target audience on the right platforms. Oh and she’s fun to work with too!
— Danielle Jones - Project Director, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Partnership, Griffith University