Podcast show runner: conceptualizing, launching and running new podcasts.
Team & production lead: manager of creative people on deadline.
Editorial: audio producer, editor, reporter.
I gather and direct resources and talent towards a goal of creating innovative, high-quality podcasts which engage with listeners.
My work involves big-picture editorial thinking: creating show concepts, and an accompanying strategy for taking them from idea to execution. It includes creating production schedules, guiding teams to make content on deadline, guiding hosts on tone and style, and giving shape to the podcast and it’s individual episodes.
New York, Vox Media
September 2020 – January 2021: Supervising Producer, Today Explained
August 2019 – August 2020: Executive Producer, Reset
November 2017 – August 2019: Senior Producer, Audio at Vox Media Podcast Network
New York, Marketplace
June 2016 – October 2017: Senior producer, Marketplace/ Marketplace Tech (radio) + Codebreaker (Webby award-winning podcast)
New York, Freelance
December 2013 – May 2016:
- Freelance reporter for BBC radio + wesbite.
- Freelance news editor for Marketplace, American Public Media.
- Stories featured on Al Jazeera, CBC Radio and Deutsche Welle.
London, BBC World Service Radio
2001 – 2013:
- Edited and produced for the award-winning Newshour at BBC World Service.
- Managed a team and presenter on daily shows to deadline.
- Commissioned lead segments involving “newsmaker” guests, set the agenda on the flagship show.
- Mentored and managed junior producers and interns.
- Two inclusions in prize -winning submissions to the Sony Awards: for a breaking news program on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination in 2007 and for a show from Utah on the Mormons in 2012.
- Field producer of special broadcasts
- Reported and produced long form documentaries including Witness and Assignment.
- CBC Radio: News reporter, morning show producer.
- Touchbase Online, Halifax, Nova Scotia: writer, commissioning editor.
Dubai, UAE: 1995-1996: The Gulf Today: general news reporter
University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia – 1 year BA in Journalism, 1997-1998.
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio – BA in International Politics, 1992- 1995.
St Mary’s Catholic High School, Dubai UAE, “O” and “A” levels, graduated in 1992.