Caleb Triscari is a Melbourne-based journalist, critic, multimedia producer and arts worker.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in media/communications and politics/international studies, from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Diploma in Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. In 2019, he completed his Associate in Music (AMusA) in singing.
Caleb is currently a contributing writer for NME’s Australian team. There, he has broken stories pertaining to the nation’s arts and entertainment scene, in addition to researching stories, interviewing subjects and producing features.
In late 2018–2019, Caleb was working as digital editor of Beat, an arts and culture street press with a fortnightly print issue. This role involved having constant awareness of the arts and music scenes, writing and publishing breaking news, commissioning freelancers, devising editorial strategy and managing social media and branding.
As a freelance writer, Caleb has had work published in Slate, Crikey, Guardian Australia, The Saturday Paper, the ABC, TimeOut, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings and SmartCompany. His work spans politics, business, music, arts, pop culture, LGBTQIA+ affairs, gaming, tech and internet culture.
In 2018, Caleb was a producer for ABC Radio National, where he produced stories across RN Drive, Stop Everything!, The Stage Show, The Book Show and Life Matters. He’s also held editorial/producing roles at SmartCompany, Farrago, Radio Fodder and SYN Media’s 1700.
Between 2017 and 2018, he worked at the National Young Writers’ Festival as creative producer (2017) and co-director (2018). During his time, he programmed a diverse, high-quality program that deeply reflected the state of Australia’s writing and literary scene.
In 2016, Caleb was the news editor of Farrago, the student-run publication at the University of Melbourne. There, he ran a newsroom of volunteer reporters, subeditors and photographers, and produced eight, 64-page magazines and a strong online presence.
He’s also been programmed as part of the Emerging Writers Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, VidCon Australia and Express Media’s NEWS Conference.