Jo Chichester (Australia)
Commissioning Editor, Factual

Jo Chichester has worked on a range of internal programs in Arts & Entertainment and commissioned dozens of documentaries.

Her commissions have included Brilliant Creatures, Streets of Your Town, Mambo: Life Irritates Art, The Go-Betweens: Right Here, Folau, Harley & Katya, The Australian Dream, and Freeman.  Jo also developed and commissioned the hit show Muster Dogs in production for S3. In 2023 Jo joined the ABC Factual team as Commissioning Editor with responsibility for major brands Grand Designs Australia, Grand Designs Transformations and Restoration Australia. She is currently working on new documentary and factual programs. 


The ABC is Australia’s national broadcaster and the Factual department is the number one factual and specialist destination for Australian audiences. We commission thought-provoking entertaining content that sparks curiosity, fosters understanding and creates meaningful conversations in Australian society.  Exceptional storytelling, strong direction and solid journalism that builds and maintains trust with our audience is of paramount importance in all our commissions.