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Imani Leonard

I'm a freelance associate producer with a focus on interview, conversational, investigative, and experimental podcast particularly with a social justice lens.
Member since 2021

Location

  • Philadelphia, PA

Portfolio

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  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Writing

About Imani

I'm a freelance associate producer who interned with Radiolab in 2019, and has done work for Girlboss and Call Your Girlfriend. At Radiolab, I cut tape, sought out and compiled possible interviewees for the G Miniseries, managed episode transcripts and conducted field interviews using a Zoom recorder.  In 2021, I worked as a freelance associate producer for the podcast Girlboss, producing and working on six episodes. Additionally, with Girlboss, I conducted pre-interviews, wrote guest prep, and intros and outros. 

As someone with a history in activism and organizing, I'm continually fascinated and driven by podcasts that reach into the personal experiences of oppressed people as a way of working through how we can move forward and better understand ourselves. This work manifests itself for me through the mundane (i.e., everyday experiences), tracing history to better understand the present and speculative fiction. I also find myself engrossed in interview-based podcasts, particularly for the ways they allow us to think about and explore information and new ways of thinking. Currently, I'm looking for experiences in the latter mentioned subjects that will allow me to showcase and continue to improve the skills I’ve already developed in storytelling, editing, research, and hone in on sound design. 

 

Experience

Skills

  • Story Editing
  • Social Media
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Research
  • Producing

Equipment

  • Audio-Technica AT8035 Shotgun Condenser Microphone
  • Rode Procaster Cardioid Dynamic Broadcast Microphone
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-back Studio Monitoring Headphones
  • Pop Filter
  • Microphone Stand

Previous Work

  • Intern at Radiolab (August 2019)
  • Associate Producer at Girlboss Radio (August 2021)