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Hilary Niles

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journalist and journalism trainer experienced in public radio, data reporting and documentary storytelling
Member since 2020


  • Portsmouth, NH


Contact Hilary

Hilary is available for

... contributing to a healthy and curious team that operates with a sense of purpose. If you need research, fieldwork, interviewing, data reporting, or writing/editing/voicing scripts, I can help. Investigative and narrative projects welcomed. I'm based in New England, but I love excuses to travel!
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice
  • Other

About Hilary

Hilary Niles is an independent journalist (since 2014) with credits on the BBC and NPR, and roots in community radio. In addition to interviewing and field recording for audio projects, she specializes in data reporting and has extensive experience writing for print and online publications, as well as project management. She's an alum of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the Missouri School of Journalism, and formerly chaired the Society of Professional Journalists' Freelance Community and served on SPJ's FOI Committee.

Hilary's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Voiceover


  • Tascam DR-100 recorder
  • RĂ˜DE NTG2 shotgun mic
  • Nikon D300 camera
  • tripod

Previous Work

  • Business and Data Reporter at (December 2014)
  • Researcher at Investigative Reporting Workshop (July 2013)
  • Graduate Research Assistant at IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) (May 2013)
  • Reporter and Anchor at KBIA 91.3 FM (NPR Affiliate) (May 2013)