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James Boo

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I'm a story producer, editor, and manager with 17 years of experience at the intersection of listening, making ideas into things, and not believing in the virtues of the free market.
Member since 2020


  • Chicago, IL


James is available for

I'm looking for part-time and contract work in these roles:

- Managing Producer
- Story Editor
- Development Producer
- Lead / Senior Producer
- Audio Engineer
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Teaching

About James

At the moment my dream job would be a part-time editor role, cutting and mixing a consistent weekly or biweekly show. Here are all the roles that I've been entrusted with by my peers, clients, and comrades:

  • Managing Audio Producer — I can run your podcast or radio show, including budgeting, team building, project management, stakeholder relationship management, and strategic direction, full stop.
  • Audio and Story Editor — I can review your scripts and help you make them better through feedback and hands-on guidance… or I can roll up my sleeves and improve your cuts directly in the DAW.
  • Development Producer — I can help shape your idea for a show or film into a tangible pitch and flexible plan for getting the thing made). I can also help you develop an audience strategy that defines your ideal listener and maps out your directions for growth and impact.
  • Senior / Lead Audio Producer — I can produce your show from start to finish and guide less experienced teammates while doing it.
  • Junior Audio Engineer — I can manage the technical side of recording, then fine-tune the pacing, fades, levels, and music to make your edit sound fantastic. I am not yet adept at highly technical audio work, but am steadily learning those skills.

James' Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Budgeting
  • Audio Engineering


  • I have the gear and expertise to run studio or field recordings for up to 4 people simultaneously.