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Ashley Hobbs

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I am a curious storymaker. A writer, VO artist/narrator and senior audio producer who loves making stories that remind us who we are and who we can be.
Member since 2020


  • New York, NY
  • Rahway, NJ


Contact Ashley

Ashley is available for

I am open to new work including:

- Narration, voice over
- Podcast show development
- Production and story editing (with a focus on shows about history, society and culture - especially but not limited to faith/religion, music, and entertainment, Black culture.)

I am interested in working on narrative, documentary and/or serialized shows that take time to craft and build, with interesting and specific focuses.
  • Fact Checking
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Ashley

Ashley J. Hobbs is an audio producer, writer, and VO artist who has produced for ESSENCE, Warner Music Group, Will Packer Media, ABF Creative, The Unbothered Network, Spotify and others. She has led production on a host of shows including Sanctified and Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams. Her expertise and skill set have yielded loyal listenership, high engagement, nods and awards from The Webbys to The Ambies, and just plain ol’ good content. Not precious about titles or accolades, her joy comes from the doing - making imaginative, affirming, genre-crossing entertainment with fellow collaborative, curious and kind creatives.

As a voiceover artist and narrator, Ashley co-stars in the new Spotify Podcast Cents & the City. She can also be heard on Midcentury Modern Media’s Unmasked.

As a writer, Ashley crafts tales that explore and honor the interior worlds of women and girls, the textures of culture, and the necessity of community. Her work examines how we (re)claim and celebrate our selves. She has been published in midnight & indigo literary journal and the upcoming 49.1 issue of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora Journal published by Illinois State University. Ashley is currently making a short story collection among other exciting work.

She watches Turner Classic Movies religiously, is a plant mom of 37, and can’t wait to do her Eartha Kitt impression at any given moment.

Here’s to making the impactful things we’re proud of.

In other words:

I dream a world where egos are low, freedom is high, and all great stories get airtime.

People call me to:

  • Contribute voiceover to a variety of content

  • Creatively develop audio and other content that explore and celebrate cultural nuance

  • Capture and clarify the voice of a show

  • Write compelling and relatable prose

  • Scout talent

  • Produce talent

  • Edit story flow

I build stories that remind us who we are and who we can be. I tell the stories that make us feel seen. Stories that may not be suitable for dinner parties. Stories that motivate us. Stories that make us rethink some of our beliefs and make us aware of our biases. Stories that undo decades (or centuries) of othering. Stories that evoke laughter, happiness. Stories that make us a little more knowledgeable, profitable, venerable.



  • Acting
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • Zoom stereo field recorder
  • XLR cables
  • Senheiser e835 mic
  • Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones MDR-7506
  • EBL Smart Battery Charger
  • Pelican Protector 1400 Case
  • Macbook Pro
  • Shure MV7 microphone kit

Previous Work

  • Producer at ESSENCE Podcast Network (09/29/2020)