Wall Street Journal editorial director of video Ben Weltman and senior executive producer Christina Vallice sent out the following on Tuesday:
It’s been almost two years since we all packed up our laptops, desk essentials and went into lockdown “work from home.” Since then, the American workplace has seen an incredible upheaval. Today we launch “As We Work” – a new podcast about the changing workplace and everything you need to know to navigate it.
The show – which aims to explore the paradigm shift from the perspective of both workers and companies – was conceived by WSJ Executive Producer Kateri Jochum, together with Development Producer Amanda Lewellyn who has shepherded the launch of the show. It will also be used as a vehicle to grow a listening community through collaboration with the WSJ Live team.
We’re excited to welcome Tess Vigeland as the host and senior producer of “As We Work.” Tess spent three decades in public radio as a host and reporter for national news programs, including 11 years at the business and economics show “Marketplace.” She was the recipient of a 2019 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage, and a Gracie Award for Best Anchor, for her creation and hosting of “After Paradise,” a daily program on the aftermath of the catastrophic Camp Fire in California. In addition to her audio work, Tess has written for numerous national and international publications and is the author of “Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want,” published by Penguin Random House. She’s an avid photographer and recently spent three years living in Southeast Asia and traveling solo through 20 countries. [And she’s a Northwestern Wildcat!]
Tess is partnering with producer Charlotte Gartenberg, who was formerly the senior producer and frequent voice on the daily podcast “Get the News with Gretchen Carlson” and is also a translator/writer with a Ph.D. in Latin American literature. Larry Rout and audio engineer Jess Fenton round out the team. Special thanks to the Life and Work team, especially Nikki Waller, Rachel Feintzeig, Kathryn Dill and Ray Smith for their ideas, feedback and being regular fixtures on the show.
Today’s premiere episode kicks off with our very own Nikki Waller, Chip Cutter and Rachel Feintzeig and I highly recommend you listen, subscribe and share it around. The episodes will publish weekly on Tuesdays at 9amET.
Ben and Christina