Westwood One has recruited John Wordock for the newly created role of Executive Editor for Podcasting. He joins Westwood One from The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently served as Executive Producer for Podcasts
Westwood One Podcast Network has announced the hire of four production professionals. All four individuals will report to John Wordock, Executive Editor. They are Madena Parwana, Lou Pellegrino, Rebekah Wineman, and Sarah McCrory.
American Public Media has hired an editor for their APM Podcasts. Phyllis Fletcher comes from NPR where she has been the Northwest Bureau Chief. She will officially start with APM on March 11 and will continue to be based in Seattle.
Web-based platform for digital distribution, review, and licensing of radio programs, PRX, has hired Charlotte Cooper as Director of Audience Growth. In addition, Jason Saldanha has been named Content Director.
Podcast hosting company ART19 has hired Korri Kolesa and Lex Friedman. Kolesa, formerly the Chief Revenue Officer at Stitcher, takes over as COO at ARrt19. Lex Friedman, formerly the Chief Business Development Officer at Stitcher, is joining as ART19’s Chief Revenue Officer.
iHeartMedia has recruited multi-talented member of The Roots, Questlove, to bring his podcast Questlove Supreme over to the iHeart Network for its third season.
Kristy Scott is the new head of sales for Podcast Movement. Scott joins the podcast conference from RTK Media, which published the trade publication Tom Taylor NOW. She also spent 17 years at Radio & Records.
Podcast hosting company Megaphone has hired Cameron Jones as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Jones held was CFO at REVOLT TV & Media, a cable network owned by Sean “Puffy” Combs.
Drew Welborn is the new Vice President of Content Partnerships for the company. Welborn will oversee Stitcher’s partnership team and the process of working with its podcast partners, ranging from content publishers to talent.
The radio company has named Wheeler Morris to the position of Manager of Corporate Podcasting Strategy, signaling the company’s doubling down in the booming podcasting space.