NewsCast appoints Rachel Fountain as content director, audio

newscast Rachel Fountain

Fountain joins NewsCast from independent podcast business Deadset Studios

News Corp Australia has appointed Rachel Fountain as content director, audio (news, sport and lifestyle) for NewsCast, the company’s on-demand audio division.

Fountain will join the business on Monday, January 8.

In this new role Fountain will work alongside the company’s newsrooms to develop news, sport and lifestyle audio programming. This includes commissioning and creating audio programming to complement the podcasts produced by News Corp Australia’s mastheads.

Fountain is a multi-award-winning executive producer and journalist, who has created podcasts, radio, and digital content. She joins NewsCast from independent podcast business Deadset Studios, where she was executive producer, head of development for the past two and a half years. In this role she produced podcasts including Journo, The Solutionists, Curveball, Culture Compass, Restitution and Hooked, Hitched & Hung Up. Before this, Fountain was executive producer (podcasts) for the ABC.

News Corp Australia’s acting general manager of audio, Shannon Hollis said: “We are excited to have someone as experienced as Rachel in the podcasting world join NewsCast to build out our audio team.

“We create a wide range of podcasts across news, sport and lifestyle and Rachel will lead the development and growth of our audiences in these categories. She will work closely with our masthead brands and talent to further grow our content and audiences. Her appointment is key for the ambitions we have in growing NewsCast in the coming year.”

Fountain said: “I’m thrilled with this chance to work alongside News Corp Australia’s journalists and the NewsCast audio team. It’s a real opportunity to build on the work they’re doing and connect with that audience hungry for audio content.”

News Corp Australia has a podcast portfolio that includes The Matty Johns Podcast, Browny’s Podcast, DT NRL, HS Footy, The Front, From the Newsroom, The Money Puzzle, Something to Talk About, Healthy-ish, Extra Healthy-ish, The Juggling Act and Under the Gloss.

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