CLAIRE CROFTON

LONDON / AUCKLAND

I'm Claire, a freelance radio producer from London currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. I make both long and short-form documentaries for the BBC, as well as ABC RN in Australia. I'm currently working as a reporter/producer for Radio New Zealand. I've made journalistic podcasts for The Guardian, and branded podcasts for the likes of The National Trust and Virgin. I've also taught workshops in audio production at NFTS. In 2018 I launched the critically acclaimed independent podcast, Swipe Left Swipe Left with my partner, Gavin Wong. My work has been played in The Wellcome Collection, on KCRW and NPR.

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CLAIRE CROFTON

WORK HISTORY

 

FREELANCE AUDIO PRODUCER / SOUND DESIGNER (2014 – present)

I’m currently working as a freelance reporter/ producer/ sound designer for Radio New Zealand. I’ve pitched and created content for BBC Radio 4, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Guardian, KCR W , NPR and my own, critically acclaimed independent podcast Swipe Left Swipe Left.

I’ve worked across all stages of production – from idea through to post production. I’ve extensive experience editing, sound designing and mixing my own programmes. These are frequently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and have received awards, nominations and critical acclaim in the international press.

PODCAST PRODUCER - PIXIU (Feb 2017 – Aug 2018)

Pitching, recording, editing, sound designing and delivering podcasts for commercial clients including The National Trust and Virgin

EDITOR/ SOUND DESIGNER - MONOCLE (June 2016 – Feb 2017)


Editing and sound designing for award-winning shows, The Foreign Desk

and The Cinema Show


ASSISTANT PRODUCER/ PRODUCER – RADIO WOLFGANG (March 2015 – Jan 2016)


Produced several podcast strands and supported others

ASSISTANT PRODUCER – SOMETHIN’ ELSE (Jan 2014 – Jan 2015)

Assisted with production, research, recording and delivery of BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and Gardeners’ Question Time

documentary / narrative / sound design / editing / own kit / 5+ years experience / podcast / interview / award-winning