Audio Producer
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Résumé

Audio Production Work Experience

Project at Audible Originals, Jersey City    April 2017 to Present
●    Create an original audio documentary series to be released this Fall.
●    Find characters, research and pitch ideas, book guests, plan travel, create organizational systems, manage sound designer and engineer, edit in Pro Tools, voice coach host, give feedback and edit episodes

Radio Rookies at WNYC, New York City    October 2016 to April 2017
●    Work with previously incarcerated young people to tell the story of New York City’s juvenile justice system
●    Identify and mentor “Rookies” to choose a story topic, collect tape, write a script, track narration, and edit their story in Pro Tools
●    Build community partnerships
●    Presented at Tempo Documentary Festival Audio Nights in Stockholm, Sweden

Freakonomics Radio at WNYC Studios, New York City    June 2016 to October 2016
●    Researched and booked guests, prepped and conducted interviews, selected tape and scripted narration, and edited in Pro Tools for podcast episodes on one of the consistently top 10 ranked podcasts on iTunes
●    Assembled on-air radio hours from released podcast episodes and transmitted to member stations

On the Road with Beer Sessions Radio for Heritage Radio Network, Brooklyn    April 2016 to November 2016
●    Project coordinator and producer for New York State Department of Tourism grant to produce four radio specials in the field
●    Captured the relationship between agriculture and craft beverage production
●    Increased listenership for the podcast by 10x, from an average of 6,000 to 60,000

Strong Opinions Loosely Held Podcast for Refinery29, New York City    December 2015 to June 2016
●    Produced Refinery29’s first ever podcast about feminism and pop culture, which rose to #30 in the iTunes charts and maintained its place in the top 70 for the duration of its 10 episode season
●    Prepped host for interviews, guided host during the interview, scripted narration, coached host tracking of narration, edited, scored, and mixed episodes

On The Media at WNYC Studios, New York City    June 2015
●    Piloted a spin-off podcast featuring On The Media host Bob Garfield pointing out outbreaks of hypocrisy in public life and hold people accountable for their transgressions

Death, Sex & Money at WNYC Studios, New York City    January 2015 to May 2015
●    Created systems to track requests to listeners and responses from listeners
●    Researched guests’ personal and professional backgrounds
●    Suggested interview questions and themes for host conversations

Saxelby Radio Scholars at Heritage Radio Network, Brooklyn    September 2014 to December 2015
●    Program Director for after-school program to teach teenagers to make radio about food in their communities

The Moth, Brooklyn    February 2014 to June 2014
●    High School Workshop Story Coach for high school students in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Heritage Radio Network, Brooklyn    February 2014 to December 2015
●    Produced news and features for the front page website, www.heritageradionetwork.org
●    Pitched and promoted stories to external media partners

Independent Podcast Production Experience

Feeling Some Type of Way, New York City    May 2016 to Present
●    The only podcast with teenager hosts. Explores teenage issues including friendship, social media, college applications, body image, and sexuality
●    Featured as “New and Noteworthy” on iTunes, and as recommended listening in newsletters for Death, Sex & Money, Another Round, and WNYC’s Hodgepod

Borders Radio, New York City    September 2015 to September 2016
●    Independently produced an original, monthly podcast about people who encounter and overcome obstacles

Other Freelance Audio Productions

  • “How a Texan Vine Saved European Wine” for Gravy in June 2017
  • “Talking to Mom About Your Eating Disorder” for NPR’s Latino USA in May 2017
  • “Conversion” for ARRVLS podcast in June 2016
  • “Ghost Tape Number Ten” for KCRW’s Here Be Monsters in January 2016
  • “A Nigerian Mom and Her Son Explore Tradition and Nutrition” for Feet in 2 Worlds in November 2015
  • “Dog Moms Delight” for Mother: A Podcast in October 2015
  • “Shakespeare in Detroit” for Rendered podcast in May 2015
  • “An Apple A Day” for Sound Medicine WFYI in December 2014

Education

Pitzer College, Claremont, California    May 2009
●    Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies Film/Video
●    Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology with Honors
●    Minor in Spanish
●    3.86 GPA

Study Abroad
●    Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea, Fall 2007
●    Pitzer in Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, Spring 2007

Additional Skills

●    Experienced editing and mixing audio using Pro Tools, Reaper, Hindenburg, Audition, and DAVID
●    Advanced Spanish language skills
●    Guest speaking including a lecture for Indiana University’s “Audio Storytelling” class, a presentation for Tempo Audio Nights in Stockholm, Sweden, and workshops at the Lower East Side Girls’ Club and Heritage Radio Network’s internship program

High School Teaching and Counseling Experience

KIPP NYC College Prep High School, New York City    July 2012 to June 2013
●    Speech and Composition Teacher creating and implementing a new curriculum for non-fiction writing

Teach For America, Roosevelt and Vashon High Schools, St. Louis, Missouri    July 2009 to May 2012
●    English Teacher in American and World Literature for sophomores to seniors

VISIONS Service Adventures, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic    June 2015 to August 2015
●    Staff Leader for American high school students on a long-term intensive service program in underserved bateys

Options For College, New York City    June 2013 to February 2014
●    College Counselor for high school students in all stages of the college application process