Jason Hoch, the head of new initiatives at Stuff Media, is leaving the organization (and parent company iHeartMedia) to join Imperative Entertainment, where he will lead the expansion of its new podcast division. Part of the Friedkin Group, Imperative is a Santa Monica-based entertainment studio that’s produced Ridley Scott’s All The Money In the World and Clint Eastwood’s The Mule. Hoch had been with Stuff Media for over four years, and was part of the acquisition by iHeartMedia that took place last fall.
This is the second notable departure in iHeartMedia’s podcast division this month. Chris Peterson, the company’s EVP of Podcasting, announced a few weeks ago that he was joining Liontree in New York as the new President of Kindred Media.