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Derek Arthur

Member since 2020


  • Kentwood, MI


English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese (conversational proficiency)

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  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice

About Derek

Derek Arthur (he/his) is a Ghanaian-born, American Midwest-raised multimedia producer. He is a polyglot who has spent most of his adult life abroad - reach out if you need any support with Mandarin or Spanish language projects. Most recently, he spent nearly three years in Beijing, where he completed a master’s degree in multimedia journalism in 2019. He is currently a producer for NPR’s Rough Translation podcast, but also has a background in video production. 

Derek's Portfolio



  • Field Producing
  • Research
  • Tape Syncs
  • Translation


  • Recorders: H1n Zoom, TASCAM DR-05 recorder
  • Camera: Canon 70D camera; 18-135mm lens, 50mm prime lens
  • Lighting: various portable light panels and stands