Lorna Clarkson Joins Audiocraft As Head Of Production

Audiocraft, Australia’s leading podcast production company, welcomes Lorna Clarkson as its new Head of Production.

With over three decades of experience in music curation, broadcasting and audio storytelling, Clarkson joins Audiocraft after her recent role as Head of LiSTNR Parenting and Kids Entertainment. Innovation has always been at the heart of Clarkson’s work, part of the founding team of Kinderling Kids – Australia’s first broadcast radio station for children and families.

Clarkson not only designed the trailblazing music rotation (tailed to kids AND their grown-ups), but went on to create Kinderling’s suite of award-winning children’s podcasts, including Busy Bodies, The Fact Detectives and Bedtime Explorers (with over 30 million downloads… and counting). Her wealth of experience and passion for podcasting heralds and exciting new chapter for Audiocraft.

At Audiocraft, Clarkson’s leadership and oversight across their podcast productions will ensure the company continues to create sound rich and immersive storytelling in the rapidly evolving landscape of digital media.

Commenting on Clarkson’s appointment, Audiocraft’s Founder and CEO Kate Montague expressed enthusiasm for the future: “Lorna’s track record of creative excellence and her commitment to audio storytelling make her the perfect fit for Audiocraft. She’s a true innovator and we’re thrilled to welcome her aboard as we embark on our next chapter of growth.”

Clarkson herself is eager to embark on this new adventure: “Joining Audiocraft represents a fantastic opportunity to create innovative audio experiences, whilst amplifying the voices and stories that matter most. I am honored to join such a dynamic and forward-thinking team, and I look forward to collaborating with creators to push the boundaries of audio storytelling.”

About Audiocraft

Audiocraft is Australia’s leading podcast production company. Driven by a passion for the radio medium, their versatile and award-winning team work across a variety of genres including crafted weekly formats, documentaries, conversation podcasts, audio fiction, and immersive audio experiences.

Known as excellent collaborators who deliver high quality work, Audiocraft have produced series for commissioners including Audible, Spotify, ABC, Listnr, and SBS, and organizations including the Sydney Opera House, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australian Museum, the Museum of Arts & Applied Science, Red Bull and The Ethics Centre.

Audiocraft Conference is for Podcasters and Radiomakers

Audiocraft logoAudiocraft will take place in Sydney, Australia, on March 5, 2016. It is a conference for podcasters, radiomakers, and storytellers to come together to talk, listen, and learn about making great stories with sound.

Audiocraft is the first initiative in Australia to bring together producers from the public, community, and independent radio and podcast sectors. Some of them will lead practical workshops and discussions. There will be an exploration of narrative techniques, podcasting nuts and bolts, creative sound design, the rules of making good radio, and when to break them. The purpose is to harness the creative energy and excitement around audio storytelling and build a stronger community of producers across Australia.

Tickets are available now on the Audiocraft website. The early-bird tickets have sold out, but the main round tickets and concession tickets are still available. The Audiocraft conference will take place at Redfern’s 107 Projects, in Sydney, Australia, on March 5, 2016.

The people who created Audiocraft are a collective of radio producers who share a passion for making great stories. Kate Montague is the Executive Director and Founder of Audiocraft. Her radio work has been featured on ABC RN’s Long Story Short and Earshot programs, NPR’s Snap Judgement, and FBi Radio’s All the Best. She is currently doing a practice led PhD at Macquarie University researching personal storytelling on the radio.

Heidi Pett is the Media Manager and Co-Founder of Audiocraft. She is the Executive Producer of All The Best, and presenter of EP and FBi Radio’s Backchat. She is currently building an independent Australian podcasting collective.

Jess Bineth is the Production Manager and Co-Founder of Audiocraft. She is the Coordinating Producer for ABC RN’s Features and Documentary Unit, and has made radio documentaries for Earshot and All the Best. She has facilitated community driven storytelling projects for Sydney Story Factory.

Rosa Gollan is the Social Media Coordinator of Audiocraft. She is the coordinating producer for RN’s Radiotonic and Soundproof. She moonlights in the depths of Channel 7’s news and archive library and was trained as a classical musician.