Lemonada Media Expands Production Team
Lemonada Media, the podcast network that makes life suck less, revealed brand-new additions to its production group, led by co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Stephanie Wittles Wachs. On the heels of protecting $8M in financing, Lemonada has rapidly been able to broaden its internal production group to keep up with its present slate of 21 initial podcasts, which reaches millions of listeners per month and will grow to over 30 initial podcasts in 2022.
In 2021, Lemonada tripled its profits, included 10 brand-new reveals, developed and trademarked an audio truth series (BEING Studios), and co-created initial reveals like Written Off with Jay Ellis’ Black Bar Mitzvah and Believe Her with publishing home Speigel & Grau, which introduced at the leading of the podcast charts.
Joining the business is Steve Nelson, as Vice President of Content & Production supervising Lemonada’s always-on slate. Most justrecently, Steve served as the Head of Talk at Religion of Sports and prior to that, Senior Director of Programming at NPR and Director of On-Demand Programming at APM.
Steve’s group will be reinforced by 2 extra brand-new workswith: Rachel Neel, most justrecently NPR’s Supervising Senior Producer, in an brand-new function at Lemonada as Senior Director of New Content, leading the advancement, pre-production, and launch of Lemonada’s quickly growing portfolio of originals on its always-on slate; as well as MPR Lead Producer Kyle Shiely, who ran both Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and will now serve as Senior Producer of In The Bubble with Andy Slavitt, Lemonada’s popular and relaxing series that will shift to 3 times per week as of May.
Steve will work alongwith Jackie Danziger (Vice President of Content & Production for Lemonada’s story slate) and Kasey Barrett (head of BEING Studios) and their growing groups.
Wittles Wachs states, “We are delighted to welcome these extremely talented leaders to our growing production group who aid Lemonada continue to scale our initial weekly podcast programs and broaden our objective to make life suck less.”
Jessica Cordova Kramer, Lemonada’s co-founder and CEO included, “And that goes for our work culture as well. In addition to having a competent and varied group, we are dedicated to focusingon the wellness of our personnel with advantages like 7 weeks paid time off eachyear, consistingof 2.5 weeks of company-wide time to avoid burnout and foster imagination; adult leave that is inclusive of all genders, foster and adoption; complete advantages and stock alternatives for all full-time, long-term personnel to date; as well as flex hours and flex area with co-working chances.