Clair Weaver steps up as more SCA exits revealed

By AdNews | 8 July 2024
Clair Weaver

Clair Weaver has been appointed to the newly created role of head of factual for LiSTNR.

This comes one week after a number of redundancies hit the broader Southern Cross Media (SCA) business spanning sales, podcasting, content, marketing and comms roles, including the pending departure of head of news and information Melanie Withnall, and the recent departure of LiSTNR Original Podcasts head of factual and drama Jennifer Goggin.

The most high profile exit was chief marketing officer Nikki Clarkson.

Weaver brings experience in investigative journalism, editorial policy, and news producing, working with 60 Minutes as a producer, 9News Sydney as an investigations editor, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Sunday Telegraph and London’s Evening Standard.

More recently, as LiSTNR’s investigations editor, Weaver has worked across many different areas of the news and information podcast slate.

LiSTNR Podcasts executive head Grant Tothill said Weaver's contributions have been instrumental in the success of LiSTNR’s compelling docu-series.

“Clair is well credentialed to build on the achievements of the teams led by both Melanie Withnall and Jennifer Goggin," Tothill said.

"I am confident she will provide strong leadership of the newly formed Factual team as LiSTNR continues its investment into a growing sector of the podcast audience landscape, allowing LiSTNR original podcasts to continue to grow the audiences that matter, for improved commercialisation opportunities.”

Weaver said she is excited to take up the reins as Factual enters a new chapter.

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead a team of such talented, creative, and dedicated people, and I’m looking forward to working with them to create excellent podcasts and continue growing our audiences," Weaver said.

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