Collin Campbell leaves Gimlet for high-exec podcast role at NPR

NPR has a new head of podcast strategy; it is Collin Campbell, who takes the title Senior Vice President of Podcast Strategy and Franchise Development starting sometime this month.

Campbell comes with a deep content resume that is mostly dedicated to audio starting in 2003 when he became Associate Producer of the Morning Edition show at WNYC. He became Executive Producer of Freakonomics Radio in 2010, then moved to Southern California Public Radio as a managing editor and director of audio content at KPCC.

More recently Campbell served as Executive Producer, Original Content Development at Audible. Leaving that role, he joined Gimlet Media as Executive Editor, New Show Development.

The hire was made in NPR by Acting NPR Chief Content Officer Edith Chapin.

Collin brings the mix of journalism and podcasting experience that will build on NPR’s groundbreaking work with podcasts and refine our work for the ever changing media landscape,” said Chapin.

“NPR’s role as a home for distinct voices and a defender of democracy is important to me and it will succeed and thrive under a leadership team that knows how to combine mission-driven journalism with a sophisticated understanding of audiences and the business of podcasting. I am excited about this opportunity to help shape that future,” said Campbell.

Brad Hill