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Ava Ahmadbeigi

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I’m an Iranian-American producer and story editor based in NY. I’m a graduate of Salt and I specialize in narrative nonfiction/documentary audio. I follow my curiosity and heart for my own work, and I Iove collaborating on projects that push the envelope.
Member since 2020

Location

  • Queens, NY

Portfolio

Languages

Farsi, French

Ava is available for

I'm a producer and story editor and I'm currently available for short term contract or full time staff work. I have experience in a range of podcast formats, including non-narrated and personal storytelling (see StoryCrops work), interview and 2-way podcasts, and narrative nonfiction podcasts. I love the narrative format and I'm always trying to find new ways to experiment with it.

PS If you're looking to hire someone for a personal project and you think I might be a good fit, reach out. I love helping people bring their ideas to life!
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Writing

About Ava

I’m an audio producer and story editor, and a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

I’m currently story editing season 2 of Tight Lipped.

Prior to attending Salt, I had years of storytelling, journalism and production experience, most recently at Palisades Media Ventures where I produced podcasts for the Stanford Center on Longevity and Columbia Business School. Not too long ago I made a series of audio montages for WUNC, WNCU and WPR via StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, as well as similar work drawing on local voices for KVPR and KBSX. I’ve also fact checked for Three Uncanny Four Productions and LW&C.

I hold a BA from New York University in Social and Cultural Analysis and have done research on memory, identity and cultures of storytelling in immigrant communities. Before working full-time in audio production, I was the Site Manager for StoryCorps’ Mobile Tour, where I travelled around the US with an Airstream Trailer-made-recording studio and oversaw a team of facilitators collecting stories on the ground. Prior to that, I spent several years at a human rights nonprofit where I served as a program coordinator.

Experience

Skills

  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Booking

Equipment

  • Zoom H6 & all attachments
  • Tascam DR70D
  • Behringer Q802USB Mixer
  • Cloudlifter Pre-amp
  • EV RE320 Dynamic Mic,
  • Rode Nt1-A Condenser Mic
  • 2 Rode lav mics
  • ATR2100 USB Mic