James has joined as Head of Production – a newly created role at Mags Creative – as the business evolves and goes from strength to strength.
James brings 5 years of experience at the BBC, as well as a background in strategic communications. His remit will cover maintaining the highest of production standards as well as being responsible for the professional development of an ambitious team. James will also work closely with the clients at Mags Creative – whether that’s brands, commissioning platforms or sponsors.
During his time at the BBC, James worked on programming across BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as in the BBC’s Music On Demand Commissioning Unit. Most recently he had specific responsibility for the day-to-day running of the BBC’s ‘Back To Back Sounds’ music programming offer.
Mags Creative is a multi-award-winning professional podcast production and promotion company, founded by sisters Hannah and Faith Russell, in 2018.
Reaching millions of ears every month, Mags won two ARIAS awards for Life Sentence and Puffin’s Mission Imagination podcast, and GOLD for Best Network at the British Podcast Awards in 2022.
Mags Creative also produces a number of Originals including I AM…with Jonny Wilkinson and Blended with Kate Ferdinand. Working with brands and individuals to tell their story in audio, Mags Creative produces high-hitting shows for the likes of Spotify, Amazon, Meta, Google, and Red Bull.
Joining the team behind the chart topping productions, James says: “I am so excited to be joining the senior team at Mags Creative at this pivotal time in their journey. I’ve admired Mags’ work from afar for a while now, so I can’t wait to get stuck in! We’ve got some really exciting plans for the year ahead and our amazing team of producers will play a vital role in bringing these ideas to life.”
Hannah and Faith, founders of Mags Creative said: “As soon as we met James, we knew that he was the right person for the job. He shares our vision for the future of the industry – and Mags’ pivotal place within that – and brings a wealth of experience in content more widely. We can’t wait to see what we achieve together this year – and beyond!”
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