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Emily Vaughn

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I'm in this game because I get to be curious and creative for a living, and to me that's as good as it gets.
Member since 2019

Location

  • Washington, DC

Languages

Advanced Spanish (non-native speaker)

Emily is available for

I produce narrative journalism on a wide range of subjects, especially science, health, urbanism, food, and oddities. I'm a strong writer, story-boarder, fact-checker, tape cutter, and editor. Also available for show development, booking, and tape syncs.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Emily

I’m Emily. I tell stories with audio and writing. I mainly cover science and health, but my interests are wide-ranging! Deep dives are my jam. My original reporting has run on NPR (podcasts, web, and national broadcast), PRI's The World, and PRX, and I've produced audio for Pushkin Industries, Blinkist, and Spotify. I’m a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and I have a BA in biology from Kenyon College. Before transitioning to audio I did a bunch of seemingly random things: I helped the marijuana-growing industry switch to LED lighting, I co-founded a beekeeping apprenticeship program at the first (legal) commercial apiary in New York City, I managed biodiversity programs for a national network of food justice activists, and I curated events for indie bookstores in Brooklyn. But the common thread is that I love to learn and I have a knack for getting people excited to hear what I've found out. I live in Washington DC with my dog Eno (named for the NC river and the musician), where you can often find us gazing out the window together at the people, pups, and plants in the park across the street. 
 
As of Nov 2021 I'm at capacity for full-time producing, but I'm available for tape syncs and fact checking.

Emily's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Social Media
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking
  • Voiceover

Equipment

  • Pro Tools
  • Hard Disc/Flash recorder
  • Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun mic
  • Zoom H5