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Elna Schütz

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Passionate South African freelance journalist working in audio and writing across health and more.
Member since 2024


  • Johannesburg, South Africa



German, Afrikaans

Elna is available for

Reporting: From interviewing and recording to editing, I am well-versed in short and long-form audio, from live news to longer documentaries. I love working on these projects with clients all over the globe.

Production: I produce a variety of radio and podcast formats, from conceptualisation to upload, with the occasional hosting thrown in.

Other: Need a training session for your team, a live crossing, or sound of an elephant? I've probably done it before and am keen to do it again!
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Elna

I have spent over a decade working in the rather small audio journalism industry in South Africa, so I have had a chance to get good at many different things! 

My favourite place to be is closest to the content, whether that is researching important guests, running after goats for ambi, or trying to get giggling teenagers to stick to the topic. I am fully skilled and experienced in everything that comes before and after that, from pitching ideas to scripting and editing, and I love getting a story just right. 

In practice, this might look like working on a project where I bring you content from my country or remotely in a different context. In terms of topics, I've covered everything from protests to fine dining, but I am most passionate about health, science, and human rights issues. 

Please note that I do regularly write articles, which you can see some of on my website. 

Elna's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Voiceover


  • Zoom H5
  • Two Rode NTG-2s
  • Adobe Audition, ProTools, etc.
  • Various stands, headphones, etc.

Previous Work

  • Content producer and host at Wits Radio Academy (December 2018)