Signal Awards for podcasts hires new General Manager Jemma Rose Brown

The Signal Awards has appointed 13+ year industry veteran and former On Air Fest Co-Creator Jemma Rose Brown as its new General Manager.

In her role, Jemma will be responsible for the awards programme and carry out its core missions to honour excellence in podcasting and enable discovery within the industry.

The third annual Signal Awards winners will be announced on 15 October, and the awards ceremony will occur shortly after.

Last year, the Awards had over 2000 entries and more than 130,000 podcast fans voting for the Signal Listener’s Choice award.

Jemma joins from creative agency work x work, where she’d previously served as the longtime Director of both the agency’s strategic operations and On Air Fest, the premiere creative festival for podcasters.

“Podcasting is a wildly creative and influential medium that continues to shape our cultural landscape,” said Jemma Rose Brown. “I’m thrilled to step into this role at Signal to help recognize the most innovative work being made today and expand the impact of the Signal Awards in our industry.”

Winners recognised in the 2nd annual Signal Awards last year included Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Eva Longoria, Doja Cat, Questlove, Hoda Kotb, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jon Stewart, along with notable podcast studios and networks including Wondery, Crooked Media, Lemonada and iHeartPodcasts.

Signal also celebrates independent producers and emerging series in various categories, including Best Indie Podcast, Best Emerging Podcast, Best Experimental Podcast, and more, as well as numerous below-the-line and craft categories.

Entries are now open for the this year’s Signal Awards with the final entry deadline 28 June. Enter at

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