Jen is available forI'm looking for audio editing gigs, both longterm and short term. I'm also interested in collaborating with oral history institutions to turn archives into podcasts.
Are you looking for a fast and reliable audio editor to tidy up your podcast? Do you want to use music and natural sound to make your podcast stand out? I have 20 years of audio editing experience and a real passion for the craft. I am a radio reporter and print writer, so I can create compelling narratives from raw recordings and offer scripting as well.
My radio reporting has been heard on BBC, NPR, and public radio stations across the country. Skillet - the podcast I created, hosted, and edited - was named a Best Podcast of 2019 by WBEZ Chicago. I am a graduate of the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies.
This episode brings you into the home of two bakers as they make tres leches cake. Hear the crinkle of the flour bag, the crack of the eggs, and the roar of the mixer as we learn how this cake has helped two bakers build friendship, economic independence, and social power.
This five-year, grant-funded project resulted in 275 episodes. I traveled the region to record a day-in-the-life of farmers and chefs. I scripted, voiced, and mixed each episode.
"Former actor Taro Alexander has struggled with stuttering all his life. Growing up, he was ashamed of it and he would try to hide it. Now he is convinced that stuttering has made him more considerate and a kinder person. Taro has started a summer camp for children who stutter and he uses his personal experience to help them build up their confidence."
"For generations, farmers in western North Carolina have relied on tobacco as a core crop, their lifeblood. It was more than just income, though: tobacco supplied these families with a cultural backbone, a way of ordering their year—and their meals. So: what’s happening to that culture as the tobacco industry has changed? In this episode of Gravy, radio producer Jen Nathan Orris tells the story of two farmers following different paths, and how food is part of the solution for each."
- Story Editing
- Sound Design
- Scrubbing and Audio Editing
- Field Recording
- I primarily edit audio in Hindenburg. I am also adept at ProTools and can easily learn any platform. I have a Marantz recorder and several high-quality mics including a shotgun mic.
- Creator and Host at Skillet Podcast (January 2021)
- Host and Producer at Growing Local on WNCW (April 2021)
- Managing Editor and Feature Writer at Edible Asheville Magazine (Summer 2018)
- Freelance Audio Reporter and Editor (2007 - Present)
- Senior Producer at WAMC Northeast Public Radio's flagship program - The Roundtable (December 2007)