James began his broadcasting career presenting commercial breakfast radio, moving to editorial, technical and production roles within the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for more than a decade. During that time, he worked with Richard Stubbs, Red Symons and Jon Faine as both content producer and studio operator.
In 2014, James unexpectedly stepped into the role of technical producer for the live ABC broadcast of ANZAC Day from Gallipoli when a colleague injured himself. In 2015, he returned to the peninsula and captured all the social media moments from the centenary commemorations.
In 2016, James joined Alan Kohler to launch his online investing publication The Constant Investor which introduced a number of podcasts. James built an onsite studio and developed a mobile recording system that enabled high quality recordings in almost any location, including the noisy cafe where The Money Cafe podcast (a co-production with the Australian Newspaper) is recorded.
As the Managing Editor, James also edited articles from expert contributors, as well as writing the majority of the marketing copy for the website, EDMs, conversion emails and social media. In this time, James also completed his Accounting and Management degree, and as the Constant Investor grew, James was promoted to the role of General Manager.