Hein, who was most recently SVP, Digital at NBC, has launched Story Mill Media. The company is focusing on working with media brands to expand their content into the audio space.
Story Mill Media has also completed a pre-seed round of financing, helped by Justin Borrowdale from Weintraub Tobin, to help finance its own slate of podcasts.
Hein was responsible for NBC’s podcast strategy, overseeing audio series based on The Good Place, Brooklyn 99 and Law & Order.
He also worked on digital content for shows such as The Voice and The Good Place, earning the network three Emmy nominations in the short form and interactive categories.
Prior to joining NBC in 2017, he was SVP, Programming and Production, for Legendary Entertainment’s digital networks where he was a part of their Nerdist Podcast Network.