JAY VENABLES is a creative audio producer and writer
based in Washington, DC.
My name is Jay (she/they), and I am an audio producer and writer working on shaping people-centered stories across genres. I currently work as a Creative Audio Producer with the terrific team at Goat Rodeo in Washington, DC, and as a writer for local newsletter 730DC.
I'm a recent graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art & Design, where I studied, reported, and produced narrative audio stories. Most recently prior to Salt, I was an associate producer on the United Nations' climate action podcast, No Denying It. I was also an independent copyeditor on historian and bestselling author Nicholas Reynolds' forthcoming book, Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence, the definitive history of the creation of modern American intelligence.
I came to the audio industry by way of nonfiction book publishing, having previously developed and edited book proposals as a literary assistant and foreign rights agent at Ross Yoon Agency. There, I was able to work with some amazing authors, whose book proposals would go on to become amazing books.
I am currently learning more about experiential sound design and am finding soooooooooooo much inspiration from artist Laurie Anderson.