1:1 session

Jenny Lawton: Private Session (60 mins)

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Session Details

  • 60 minute mentorship session via phone call or video
  • Jenny is available Tuesday-Thursday – and at other times, by request.
  • Payment plans available for members and non-members
Jenny is an experienced player-coach who’s excited to support folks as they navigate all aspects of production. Formerly Managing Editor at WNYC Studios, she can help focus and strengthen ideas, including editorial reviews of pitches, pilots, and projects in development. Jenny loves working with audio makers at all levels, particularly those navigating mid-career questions and choices. She brings deep experience in broadcast, podcast, and digital, and can suggest practical strategies for working across formats, and guidance on building relationships with partners and funders. Jenny relishes the interplay of creative projects and creative people: she mentors showrunners as they design effective, dynamic, and sustainable production plans and offers advice on executive-level challenges such as building healthy teams, managing host relationships, leading through change, and budgeting new projects
“My session with Jenny Lawton was wonderful! I was amazed by how quickly she diagnosed exactly what my struggles were (even better than I had) and gave me some specific, concrete steps for how to approach them. It made me feel less alone in my work, and excited to get back to the challenges before me.”
Katie via Digital Women Leaders

About Jenny

Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in serialized narrative, daily news, investigations, talk, arts programming, comedy, and more. As Managing Editor of WNYC Studios, she led and/or edited some of the industry’s most acclaimed podcasts, including Blindspot: Tulsa Burning and The Road to 9/11, More Perfect, La Brega, Nancy, The Anthropocene Reviewed, Scattered, and many others. Before that, she served as Executive Producer for public radio’s premier arts and culture program, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ News, NPR's Morning Edition, PRI's The World, and more.
Patrick Jones - Course author
“I just had a really helpful FaceTime with one of your mentors, Jenny Lawton, and I wanted to let you know how productive it was. Jenny was really positive and helpful, and she provided some specific feedback on my ideas and insightful guidance on career planning.”
-Olivia via Digital Women Leaders

How does it work?

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