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Maya Kroth

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Narrative non-fiction producer/writer/reporter/unicorn working fulltime freelance in Atlanta
Member since 2015


  • Atlanta, GA



Spanish, Russian

Maya is available for

Developing new podcasts, story editing, script writing, reporting, producing, editing, tape syncs, VO, translation (Spanish-->English)
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About Maya

I made my first podcast in 2003, back when people still actually had iPods. As a former producer at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Fulbright fellow to Spain and independent international journalist, I've interviewed British neo-grunge bands, an eccentric Tijuana architect, the leader of the Honduran congress, an ultra-ultra-orthodox rabbi, Guatemalan weavers, an octogenarian madam, a Spanish sword-maker, Catalan puppeteers and dozens of other noteworthy characters. I've worked in the award-winning online newsroom at a Top 25 daily newspaper, edited glossy regional travel magazines, produced international stories for national public radio shows, and reported from Mexico, Central America and Spain for outlets ranging from Foreign Policy and to the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. I came to Mexico City in 2013 as the only U.S. journalist selected for the InterAmerican Press Association scholarship, which found me studying Mexican media and politics at the Universidad Iberoamericana. A 2015 Transom Traveling Workshop alumna, I live in Atlanta. Recently I've worked as a scriptwriter, producer or editor on award-winning podcasts including Duolingo, The Times (Los Angeles Times), Cheat! (Sony/Somethin' Else), The Plot Thickens (Turner Classic Movies), Homemade (Allrecipes), The Devil's Candy (Campside Media/TCM), the Sierra Club, Proof (America's Test Kitchen) and more.

Maya's Portfolio



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


  • Hindenburg Journalist Pro
  • Adobe Audition
  • iZotope RX 9
  • Tascam DR100-mkii digital audio recorder
  • Electrovoice RE50B omnidirectional mic
  • Audio Technica 8035 shotgun condenser mic
  • Audio Technica 2020 cardioid mic
  • Rode NT-USB condenser mic

Previous Work

  • Senior Producer/Editor/EP at Campside Media
  • Scriptwriter at Turner Classic Movies
  • Editor at Homemade Allrecipes
  • Producer at Sierra Club
  • Content Producer at San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Contributing Producer at Los Angeles Times
  • Contributing Producer at Somethin' Else/Sony Podcasts
  • Editor in Chief at Southern California Magazine Group
  • Freelance Correspondent (Mexico City) at Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post