Netflix has nabbed a podcast industry veteran to fill a plum, first-of-its-kind role, naming N’Jeri Eaton director of podcast programming.
Eaton arrives at Netflix after serving at both Apple — as head of content for less than a year — and NPR for a total of four years, most recently as senior manager of program acquisitions, Variety reports. She will be a key member of Netflix’s editorial and publishing team, to be headed by just-tapped Michelle Lee, the former editor-in-chief of Allure.
Lee, for her part, leads social media, podcasts, and Netflix’s other editorial endeavors, including its Queue magazine. She reports to CMO Bozoma Saint John, another Apple vet.
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“I’m thrilled to join Netflix as the head of podcasts,” Eaton tweeted. “Sixteen years ago, I watched three DVDs from Netflix a day while working the late night lab shift at a university. My obsession for storytelling has taken me all kinds of places but this is truly a dream.”
Netflix produces original podcasts that predominantly serve as marketing vehicles for its original programming, including The Irishman, The Crown, The Witcher, and Stranger Things. It also produces short-form comedy series Netflix Is A Daily Joke, which features one joke every day.