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Noor Al-Samarrai

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Member since 2019


  • Detroit, MI




Noor is available for

At this time, I am available for tape synchs, narrative editing, and sensitivity reading/listening.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Writing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Noor

I am a documentary poet, oral historian, and freelance audio producer based in Detroit/Dearborn/Ann Arbor. I'm interested in the confluence between space and memory, and in the intimacy of audio storytelling as listeners allow new voices into their ears. I graduated from the Transom Traveling Workshop in Detroit in December 2019, and have since worked on production for podcasts including Your Undivided Attention, NHPR's Outside/In, Babel: Translating the Middle East, and for clients like Wondery, LWC Studios, and Marvel. I've worked as a researcher, fact checker, producer, booker, editor, sound designer, and tape syncher. From 2016 - 2017, I was based in Amman, Jordan collecting oral histories with Iraqis in diaspora as a Fulbright Fellow. In 2018, I was an Atlas Obscura Editorial Fellow in Brooklyn, NY. I have taught workshops on trauma-informed storytelling at UC Berkeley, and on Developing Your Editorial Voice for AIR.
Currently, I am a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the University of Michigan. I am fluent in Arabic, and have experience working with a variety of communities, including indigenous Americans.
Reach out to me at: [email protected]

Noor's Portfolio



  • Translation
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Fact Checking
  • Booking


  • Zoom H6 recorder
  • Beyerdynamic M58
  • Hindenburg Journalist
  • Adobe Audition