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Jen Chien

Jen Chien (@j_chien) is a senior radio editor for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. In her 2019 Breakout Session, Jen will address the urgent demand for audio editors by illuminating the path to becoming a great one.

Jen is also lead editor for 70 Million, an open-source podcast about criminal justice reform from Lantigua Williams & Co. Previously, she was managing editor at KALW, and her work has been recognized by the Peabody Awards, PRNDI, and SPJ NorCal. Before entering journalism, she had a successful career as a professional dance and theater artist, teacher, and massage therapist.


We’ve all heard the old adage: Everyone needs an editor. Whether you’re working in print, film, or narrative audio — you need someone to check for structure, make sure you’re meeting deadlines, and generally help get the story to the finish line.