Jacomien is Manager Innovation and Fiction at Dutch Public Broadcaster EO, one of the 8 Public Broadcasters in The Netherlands. She is a storytelling expert with 20+ years of experience in the field of Media, Storytelling and Innovation. At EO she has been responsible for several departments and genres, with a strong focus on Fiction, Infotainment and Innovation. She is currently responsible for EO’s Content Innovation and for all Fiction programs, such as The Swell, one of the most acclaimed drama series on Dutch public television 2016 and The Resistance Banker, the Oscar submission for the Netherlands for 2019. It is EO’s mission to create content around tough subjects, such as drug abuse, environmental challenges and loneliness, in a way that reaches and impacts a broad audience.
In her work Jacomien has a strong focus on Storytelling. One of her trademarks is to apply fictional storytelling rules to non-fictional formats and content, such as journalism, entertainment and infotainment. Since 2016 Jacomien is Chair of the NPO Drama Working Group, representing all fiction departments of the Dutch Public Broadcasters.