ANNIE AVILÉS (she/ella) 

I’m a journalist and story editor.

I started my career in Bolivia, as a producer and interpreter, then became an Andes correspondent for NPR. During that time, I also began reporting and writing longform stories for The Atlantic, Harper’s, Mother Jones, and other outlets. After a move to the US, I discovered a love of story editing while working on podcasts for Stitcher, Spotify, and Vice; I then stayed on at Vice to co-found its award-winning global audio division, where I served as executive editor for several years. I’m happy to now focus on story editing, which is where I do my best work.

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

Originally-and proudly-from rural Maine, I’ve spent my life between there and South America. I’m bilingual in English and Spanish and enjoy working in both languages. 

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