maria murriel

select works

I wear many hats and I love it. Click or scroll for some of my favorite projects in various capacities, and let me know how we could collaborate!

audio

I’m an experienced reporter, producer, and editor (aka engineer and/or sound designer). Starting my audio career in a small public radio newsroom helped me develop all of these skills, and I’m always looking for ways to take them further.

producer

Show producer — from editorial planning to mixing — for The Conversation US’ first podcast: Heat and Light, a narrative interview show about 1968 marrying personal stories, expert interviews and archival sound.

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I’m the co-founder of Pizza Shark Productions, a full-service multimedia firm working with clients such as IDEO and the Harvard Business Review to design storytelling concepts and produce great pieces or series.

Let’s work together!

reporter

Longform reported piece on a new approach to policing the opioid crisis for the MacArthur Foundation-funded criminal justice podcast the 70 Million.

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Investigative series on the effectiveness of worksite immigration raids for PRI’s The World.

Reported piece on hate crimes that don’t make headlines for Latino USA.

Reported longform essay about bilingualism in Miami for The World in Words.

Short essay about third-culture kid problems for PRI’s The World.

Bilingual longform essay about cultural assimilation for the Duolingo Podcast.

editor

Audio editor and engineer for Crooked Media’s news and politics podcast Pod Save the People, hosted by activists DeRay Mckesson.

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Engineer and sound designer for the Boston Globe’s Love Letters podcast.

Audio editor for Talking Machines, a podcast featuring human conversations about artificial intelligence.

writing

I’ve been published in the Miami Herald, NPR.org, DRAFT Magazine, PRI.org and more. Whether it’s reporting, creative non-fiction or short stories, writing is my first love.

essay & opinion

  Racism among Latinos analysis , NPR’s Code Switch

Racism among Latinos analysis, NPR’s Code Switch

Spanish accent essay, Duolingo Podcast (audio piece, in Spanish)

Machu Picchu essay, PRI’s The World

Christmas in Miami essay, WLRN Public Media

Public media critique, Current

reported

The PATRIOT Act and cannabis, Cannabis Wire

Alt-right explainer, PRI’s The World

Peruvian entrepreneurs, WLRN Public Media

Immigration and politics coverage, Public Radio International

lifestyle

  Miami craft beer feature , DRAFT Magazine

Miami craft beer feature, DRAFT Magazine

Florence Welch interview, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Game of Thrones stars interview, The Mary Sue

Food and drink feature, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Art Basel Miami feature, Beached Miami

Arts and culture coverage, Miami New Times

teaching

Since graduating from college, I’ve been giving back by organizing workshops, being a guest speaker, a teacher and a mentor. I’m especially interested in teaching and training opportunities for underrepresented communities in media.

Npr NExt generatioN RADIO

I’m a mentor with this week-long, diversity-focused intensive training program for college students interested in working in public media.

CUNY Newmark school of journalism

I taught advanced writing and reporting in the bilingual journalism program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.

grubstreet

I teach creative non-fiction at this Boston-based creative writing school that focuses on admitting students from underrepresented groups of writers.