Vox’s VP of audio Liz Kelly Nelson and editorial director of explanatory audio Katherine Wells introduced on Monday that Avishay Artsy and Jonquilyn Hill are becoming a member of the crew as senior producers. Artsy will be part of Vox’s award-winning day by day information podcast Today, Explained, and Hill might be targeted on creating new exhibits and sequence for Vox’s explanatory slate, which incorporates science podcast Unexplainable. Artsy begins his position Monday, and Hill on June 6.
“It’s been an incredibly exciting year for Vox’s audio division,” says Nelson. “As we continue to grow our explanatory slate and expand the reach of our shows, both on podcast platforms and radio distribution, I’m thrilled to have two amazing audio journalists like Avishay and Jonquilyn joining the team to help our audiences make sense of the news at a crucial time.”
Artsy is an award-winning audio and print journalist who has held quite a few roles throughout the business. Most just lately, he was a contract audio producer and reporter, contributing to WDET’s Tracked and Traced, WHYY’s The Pulse, KQED’s The California Report, and extra, and the host and producer of Works In Progress on the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. He beforehand held roles at KCRW, the place he produced and reported the Design and Architecture podcast and the native broadcast of All Things Considered. He’s an adjunct professor on the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and his tales have appeared on shops throughout the general public radio ecosystem together with NPR, Marketplace, The World, Studio 360, and extra.
Hill joins Vox from WAMU, the place she produced information program 1A, and hosted Through the Cracks, an investigative sequence podcast inspecting the gaps in our society and the individuals who fall via them. Prior to becoming a member of WAMU, Hill labored on NPR’s 2016 Elections Desk, helping with protection of the race. She has additionally held roles at Time Warner Cable News and NBC’s Washington bureau, the place she coated the White House and DC-based authorities, politics, and coverage. She was a part of PRX’s Project Catapult, a public media podcast accelerator encouraging public radio stations throughout the nation to create packages significant to their communities.
In addition to Artsy and Hill, current hires on Vox’s audio crew have included Patrick Boyd, who joined the crew as an engineer. Boyd joined Vox from NPR, the place he was technical director of Morning Edition.