ANNIE AVILÉS (she/ella)

I’m an award-winning audio editor, with a focus on show development, creative direction, and story editing.

My background and training is in journalism, longform audio, and creative writing. I started out in Bolivia, as an interpreter and producer, then became a correspondent for NPR, where I covered the Andean region. During that time, I also reported feature essays about race, class, and land justice for The Atlantic, Harper’s, Mother Jones, and VQR. After a move to the US, I shifted my focus to creative development, editing, and leading production teams on shows for Spotify, Stitcher, Vice, and others. At Vice, I stayed on to co-found Vice Audio, where I worked as executive editor and led show development.

I’m bilingual in English and Spanish and love working in both languages. 

Awards my work has earned include an Edward R. Murrow, a Rona Jaffe fellowship, and a Fulbright. I’ve also taught podcasting and creative writing at Boston University, UC Berkeley, the University of Maine, and Maine College of Art, where I chaired the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

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