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Erika Janik

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Award-winning journalist and editor with experience producing audio, print, and digital, and leading teams to deliver top quality stories
Member since 2022


  • Minneapolis, MN


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  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Writing

About Erika

I am an award-winning writer, historian editor, and multimedia producer. My writing and audio have appeared on NPR, Slate, The Atlantic, Midwest Living, Smithsonian, Wisconsin Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and others. I'm also the author of six books. I cofounded and led the multimedia storytelling project Wisconsin Life at Wisconsin Public Radio, and oversaw the podcast unit at NHPR, which produced such shows as Outside/In, Civics 101, and Patient Zero. I served as EP of Bear Brook. I currently serve as managing editor of the Peabody-award winning podcast Threshold and edit and EP shows at APM Studios. As a storyteller and editor, my background in history informs everything I do from explorations of waste in the textile industry, to the intersections of race and industrialization, to the woman who inspired the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. When I'm not working, I'm making things from clothes to baskets to stained glass.   



  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Audience Development
  • Marketing
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording