Dan Box joins News Corp as editorial director

News Corp has hired Dan Box as editorial director, audio, where he will work alongside the company’s newsrooms to develop investigative audio programming.

The announcement:

News Corp Australia today announced that award-winning journalist Dan Box has been appointed editorial director, audio for NewsCast, the company’s on-demand audio arm.

In this new role, Box will work alongside the company’s newsrooms to develop true crime audio programming as the business continues to build on Crime X, its audio-only true crime subscription offer available through Apple Podcasts. This includes commissioning and creating audio programming to complement the award-winning podcasts produced by News Corp Australia’s mastheads.

Box will also executive produce the company’s I Catch Killers podcast and work closely with host Gary Jubelin to drive the franchise’s growth, including developing future audio investigative serials with Jubelin.

News Corp Australia’s general manager, commercial networks Ainslee O’Brien said she was delighted to have accomplished journalist, author and podcast creator Box working alongside the newsrooms to deliver world class investigative audio programming.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Dan’s calibre join our audio team,” said O’Brien. “True crime podcasts are our heartland and our original, high quality audio journalism continues to find large, engaged audiences. Dan’s addition to our team will only serve to build on that momentum to help us to further scale our burgeoning subscription audio business and deliver ongoing growth for our client partners.”

Box said: “I’m really excited to be back at News and working with some of the best journos in the country. Many are people whose work I’ve admired for a long time. I’m looking forward to what we can build together.”

Box has worked for The Australian, the BBC and The Sunday Times in London. He is the host of the Bowraville and Bloodguilt podcasts and bestselling author of four books; Carry Me Home, Bowraville, I Catch Killers and Badness (the last two co-written with Gary Jubelin). He has also produced and reported for radio documentaries broadcast by the BBC.

News Corp Australia has an extensive podcast portfolio across news, sport, travel, food, lifestyle, health, finance and the popular true crime genre. The company’s growing true crime podcast offering includes Bikies Inc, Bowraville, I Catch Killers, Life and Crimes with Andrew Rule, Mother’s Guilt, My Sister’s Secrets, Nowhere Child, Shandee’s Story, The Lighthouse, The Night Driver, The Teacher’s Pet, The Teacher’s Trial and Who The Hell Is Hamish?.

Source: News Corp


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