St. Paul, Minn., Jan.24, 2017 — American Public Media announced Nathan Tobey as its new director of On Demand and National Cultural programming. In his new role, Tobey will lead APM’s podcast and On Demand strategy, new content development and current podcast portfolio, which includes Terrible, Thanks For Asking, In The Dark, The Hilarious World of Depression, Brains On!, The Mash-Up Americans and Too Beautiful To Live. He’ll also manage production teams for two national weekly radio (and podcast) shows, The Splendid Table and The Dinner Party Download.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Nate on board at APM,” said Mike Reszler, vice president, innovation and digital strategy at American Public Media Group. “Nate brings his passion for quality journalism along with a deep understanding of audience insights and experience in reinventing audio storytelling for the digital age. He’s already proven to be a leader in the on demand space and we’re thrilled he’s here to help us continue to grow and expand our audiences.”
Most recently at WGBH in Boston, Tobey was recognized with both the Alfred I. duPont and Edward R. Murrow awards for the documentary series, GroundTruth, one of the first podcasts dedicated to in-depth international field reporting. Additionally, he created and launched the hit podcast Masterpiece Studio for WGBH/PBS, which began by covering Downton Abbey’s final season.
Tobey brings extensive experience in audience development and digital strategy. He spent four years at FRONTLINE (PBS) building the next generation of the series’ audience and community. He’s also served as a strategy consultant to a range of public media makers, including the PBS Black Culture Connection and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
“APM built its success through innovation,” Tobey said. “I’m excited to work every day to help create the conditions – freedom, curiosity, teamwork, structure and collaboration – which nourish and renew that culture of innovation for the on demand age. That, more than anything, is how I can help APM stay ahead of the curve.”
About American Public Media
American Public Media is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes A Prairie Home Companion®, BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programming in the nation. APM also offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism. YourClassical, APM’s lifestyle classical music stream, packages classical music in an unconventional and innovative way with streams suited for life’s biggest moments and everyday situations. For more information on American Public Media Group, visit americanpublicmediagroup.org.