Over the past almost-decade, I’ve worked across the breadth of the audio industry, from music radio production to speech podcasting commissioning.
Freelance audio work
I’ll be available for freelance work from April 2022 and I’m particularly excited about exploring opportunities within development, consultancy and teaching, and will also be available for Executive and Senior Producer roles. In addition I’m looking to dedicate a number of working days to independent projects and I’m really keen to collaborate with people working in other fields than audio, so please do get in touch if this sounds interesting to you.
I was previously freelance 2016-2020 and had the pleasure of producing shows for clients like The Guardian, Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place, Historic England, Sarah Beeny, Dr Martens, Homo Sapiens and award-winning work for COPA90 and Viv Groskop’s How To Own The Room. I also worked on popular independent podcasts like Layers and the award-winning The Last Bohemians.
Commissioning and development experience
As part of my commissioning lead role on the Pop Networks Podcast Team at BBC Sounds (2020-2022) I worked on the development and commissioning of new podcast titles and talent, and worked on an ongoing basis with existing podcast teams: giving editorial feedback, working to maximise audience reach and engagement through social media, marketing and press, and working alongside network teams to help promote podcasts within the BBC as well as outside.
Since 2016 I’ve hosted and produced Lecker, one of the most highly acclaimed UK food podcasts. It won Podcast of the Year at the 2019 Fortnum & Mason Food & Drinks Awards and the most recent series Kitchens had reviews in the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New Statesman among others.
I’m interested in audio work that doesn’t necessarily fit into traditional radio or podcast forms. I’m a returning contributor at Hearsay Audio Arts Festival in Ireland and have undertaken two residencies to work on audio installations for the festival. In 2019 I made Table For One which was described as “fresh, brilliantly executed and inspiring”.
Hear The Paternoster, the sound art piece I developed and co-produced about the historic lift in Sheffield’s Arts Tower, was included in the 2019 Our Fave Places exhibition 100 Views of the Arts Tower and was played on the Glasgow-based pop-up station Radiophrenia.