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Jon Ehrens

A soup-to-nuts producer, sound designer, and musician with 17 years in the business.
Member since 2021

Portfolio

Jon is available for

As someone who has been involved at all levels of producing audio and podcast content, I'm looking to participate in forward-thinking and innovative projects that will inspire me and a team to create compelling stories and spread valuable information to the listening public.
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Jon

I have been working in public radio for 17 years. Currently, I am a producer for two shows at WHYY, the NPR affiliate in Philadelphia. ​​Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane​​ is a daily talk show where I come up with show topics, book and pre-interview guests, research topics, coordinate all logistics, edit audio, write scripts, and occasionally guest host. Our show runs the gamut of topics - local, national, and international news, history, music, comedy, and more. I also developed and am the sole producer for The Regional Roundup, which is a weekly show highlighting stories from the Delaware Valley hosted by Mary Cummings-Jordan.

I have been a reporter on an as-needed basis as well. My reporting on armed vigilantes in Philadelphia was featured in ​The Washington Post,​ ​The New York Times​, ​The New York Post​, ​The Philadelphia Inquirer,​ ​The New Yorker​, and more.

I was executive producer for the production-heavy satire podcast called ​​Eavesdropping on America​​. I conceived of the show and was also editor, writer, actor, and composer for the music for every episode. I developed relationships with a slew of comedians who contribute to the show, which requires directing and the managing of schedules (and egos).

I was the initial co-producer for the podcast ​​Narcotica​​ - a show about drugs and harm-reduction, where I instructed the team on how to arrange a show, write scripts for broadcast, create a compelling audio narrative, and taught them the ins and outs of editing and mixing.

I produced, edited, and mixed the podcast documentary ​​Please Kill Me: Voices from the Archives​​, based on the best-selling punk rock oral history. In addition to piecing together the hour-long episodes, I was responsible for cleaning up archival tape. I instructed the authors of the book on how to write and read for broadcast. I also arranged all studio time and monitored the budgeting process.

I have been an active recording artist and touring musician for years​. My most high profile release was my collaboration with Jenn Wasner of the band Wye Oak. Our album, ​Dungeonesse​​, was ​rated one of the top pop albums of 2013 by SPIN Magazine​.

 

Jon's Portfolio

Experience

Skills

  • Acting
  • Audio Engineering
  • Booking
  • Budgeting
  • Field Producing
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting
  • Interviewing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Mixing
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Scoring
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Show Development
  • Sound Design
  • Story Editing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Voiceover

Equipment

  • Fully stocked soundproofed studio for podcasting and music production
  • Zoom 5 field recorder
  • DAWs: ProTools, Adobe Audition, Reason, Audacity