NewsCast appoints Rachel Fountain as Content Director, Audio

News Corp Australia has announced the appointment of Rachel Fountain as Content Director, Audio (News, Sport and Lifestyle) for NewsCast, the company’s on-demand audio division.

Fountain will work alongside the company’s newsrooms to develop news, sport and lifestyle audio programming as the business continues to build its commercial audio offering.

Fountain is a multi-award-winning executive producer and journalist, who has created hit 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.

News Corp Australia’s Acting General Manager of Audio Shannon Hollis says “We are excited to have someone as experienced as Rachel in the podcasting world join NewsCast to build out our audio team.

Fountain says “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.”

Fountain will join the business on Monday, January 8.

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