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Miranda Shafer's online portfolio



Miranda Shafer

Writer, Researcher and Producer with expertise in fast-paced, multimedia production and podcasting

The Observatory: Design Observer
Editor, September 2017 – Present

  • Edit raw audio, add music and audio clips
  • Work closely with Executive Producer to ensure quality
  • Turn around finished product quickly
  • Other tasks as assigned

Davies Content: (a podcast production company for business and non-profits), New York, NY. Major clients include El Paso Times; Cabot Wealth Management and Sageworks
Senior Producer, February 2016 – Present 

  • Edit audio using Pro Tools, provide post production support and musical scoring
  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external contacts to produce the best product
  • Partner with the founder on branding and sound design

How Do We Fix It (hosted by Richard Davies ABC News anchor), New York, NY
Producer, September 2014 – Present    

  • Contribute and research ideas for every aspect of the podcast
  • Edit and score each episode    
  • Prepare hosts to interview guests
  • Identify and pre-interview potential interview subjects
  • Build website and produce content for the site
  • Serve as a liaison between the host and the studio

The Richer Life Lab (a podcast about money, career and life founded by Laura Adams the of host of the top-rated Money Girl Podcast), New York, NY
Freelance Producer, January 2016 – September 2016

  • Produce a weekly 30-minute podcast with 2 show hosts who record remotely 
  • Use professional software to edit, reduce noise, and improve audio quality
  • Furnish creative ideas for show topics and content delivery
  • Organize and maintain the production calendar, and task assignments 
  • Provide voice coaching and technical support to hosts and guest interviewers

Feet in 2 Worlds (an online magazine devoted to immigrant and ethnic news), New York, NY    
Journalist / Researcher, July 2013 – September 2014

  • Created content for online news org focusing on immigrant experience; provided content for Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr feed
  • Produced audio documentaries and articles about immigration
  • Researched and wrote copy for an infographic about rate of immigrant homeowners in New York City
  • Investigated grant opportunities for funding the organization

WFMU Radio, Jersey City, NJ    

  • Podcast Production Assistant and Editor, May 2010 – June 2011
  • Edited the program Sinner’s Crossroads for podcast production and syndication on prx.org

WNYC Radio, New York, NY
Selected Shorts Production Assistant, April 2008 – May 2011

  • Managed production schedule for the weekly 60-minute program
  • Reviewed the rough cut of the program to ensure sound quality and monitor content
  • Performed archival research
  • Cataloged all music used each season for submission to PRX and ASCAP

WNYC Culture Website
Producer, October 2009 – May 2010

  • Recorded and edited audio for WNYC’s arts and culture website
  • Wrote copy and resized photos for the arts and culture site
  • Maintained a schedule of upcoming events for the “Talk to Me” Department
  • Added text and audio to WNYC’s content management system

Transition Project                                           
Assistant Producer, September 2008 – September 2009

  • Conducted and edited over 50 interviews for the 85th Anniversary of WNYC
  • Edited material for an immersive sound environment presented at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. 

McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, NY
Publicity Assistant   May 2002 – March 2004

  • Wrote press releases
  • Pitched authors to journalists
  • Established relationships with journalists

The New School for Public Engagement, New York, NY
Master of Arts in Media Studies, January 2015    
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Bachelor of Arts in English

Skill Summary

Media: Pro Tools, Izotope RX, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Final-cut Pro, Avid,                                                                                                                             New Media: Content Management Systems, WordPress, HTML, XHTML CSS
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram                                                                 General: Word, Mac, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Salesforce