1:1 session

Maria Murriel: Private Session (60 mins)

Session Details

  • 60 minute mentorship session via zoom
  • Maria is generally available Mondays and Fridays mid-August through October 2022. Limited availability on Tuesdays.
  • Sliding scale available for Black, indigenous and undocumented people. Email soundpath@airmedia.org. 
  • Payment plans start as low as $48
As a trauma informed story editor, Maria is a great mentor if you are preparing for and conducting narrative interviews, developing your narrative story arc with reporting about personal and systemic trauma or interviewing people from marginalized communities. She can help you develop a practice in allyship and inclusivity in your storytelling and collegial relationships as a white person, and learn how to advocate for your editorial interests and story ideas as a POC in majority-white newsrooms and advocating for your work and your worth. 
In addition, Maria has experience starting a production company and is well suited to mentor on developing your budgeting, bookkeeping and business skills for freelancers and small business. She also weigh in on podcast design, development and piloting. She can help you find your podcast voice, develop your skills writing for the ear, and even producing talent. 
Maria can help you set your freelance rates, navigate and create safety for yourself within toxic work environments, give general career advice and help with goal setting and managing work life balance

About Maria

Maria Murriel is a journalist, educator, artist and storyteller in New Orleans. She teaches workshops on trauma-informed storytelling, works with the personal essay as a healing practice, and she’s the cofounder of Pizza Shark, a podcast studio working toward radical inclusivity in media.
Maria began covering criminal justice through the lens of immigration, and developed an eye for stories about restorative justice and prison abolition within large carceral systems. That eventually led her to study clinical traumatology with the Trauma Research Foundation, and to advocate for intentional training for journalists covering trauma.
That informed her work leading Spotify’s inaugural Latinx Sound Up training program, teaching a Spanish-language graduate reporting class at CUNY’s Newmark School of Journalism, and consulting with the startup accelerator Propeller in New Orleans.
For the first 10 years of her career, Maria worked as an editor and reporter in newspapers, public media, alt weeklies and digital media — locally in South Florida, then nationally and internationally in New England.
Maria was the first full-time female craft beer reporter in South Florida when breweries were just starting to pop up, serving thirsty throngs through intricate local zoning challenges. It was a food and bev, culture, business and city reporting beat all in one.
During the boom of Miami’s developer-led (read: gentrifying) arts district, Maria began covering street art and brought that perspective to her Art Basel coverage.
Through it all, she covered immigration as a first-generation Peruvian immigrant herself. Maria was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and has bylines in English and Spanish across the US and internationally.
She grew up in Miami and settled in New Orleans for its marriage of Lima’s stormy colonial past and Miami’s subtropical surrealness. She dreams of moving to a farming community with a Scottish highland cow and everyone she loves.
Patrick Jones - Course author

How does it work?

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  • Email soundpath@airmedia.org if you have any problems