Elle Marsh has been appointed features and field producer for the 7am podcast, a position supported by a grant from the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas (JNI).
Marsh’s first podcast is a two-part feature: Swallowed by the sea.
Marsh said: “I’m incredibly excited to join the talented team at the 7am podcast, bringing the stories that matter straight from the field into the headphones of our listeners.”
Schwartz Media editor-in-chief Erik Jensen said Marsh will help broaden the scope of the podcast.
“With the support of the Judith Neilson Institute, Elle will help 7am follow stories in the field,” Erik Jensen said.
“She is creative and insightful and will push our storytelling in new directions.”
Marsh has previously worked in radio, podcasting and documentary making with the Age, SBS, Al Jazeera and Vice.
The Guardian Australia has appointed Kate Lyons to manage its Pacific journalism project, another position made possible by a grant from JNI.
Working in collaboration with local journalists, Lyons will cover Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, East Timor, New Caledonia, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Palau, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands.
Lyons has previously worked as a reporter and live-blogger on the Guardian Australia's foreign desk and at the Guardian UK.