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We live in an age of rampant misinformation and polarization. Problems compounded by media companies largely focused on clicks and eyeballs instead of depth and nuance. Companies too often obsessed with turning a profit, defending party orthodoxy, or simply avoiding controversy.

 

Lost Debate is a non-profit media company founded to break from that mold. Our mission is to be ethically contrarian. To find the ideas, stories, and people that are misunderstood, overlooked, or just plain threatening to those with privilege and power. Through originally produced podcasts, short form videos, written commentary, and investigative journalism, we will build fresh narratives — not for the sake of being different but for the sake of seeing the unseen and speaking their unspoken truths. Truths that matter to the most vulnerable members of our society.

 

We launched in 2021 with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

 

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire an Audio Editor who will edit Lost Debate’s flagship show and assist with audio editing across the network’s growing slate of shows. The ideal candidate is an audio editor with a passion for Lost Debate’s mission and a track record of excellence in post production.

 

Responsibilities

  • Edit, mix, and support with sound design for Lost Debate’s flagship show.
  • Edit audio across Lost Debate’s podcast slate.
  • Assess and clean up “bad” audio using Adobe Audition, Pro Tools and other restoration tools.
  • Support with audio assets gathering across Lost Debate’s slate of shows.
  • Assist with all audio needs, including organizing audio and tech inventory, facilitating remote recording, and maintaining studio cleanliness and organization.
  • Contribute to Lost Debate’s culture and provide additional support as needed across the company.

 

Qualifications

  • Alignment with Lost Debate’s values and beliefs.
  • A heterodox set of views, a thick skin for robust debate and disagreement, and a burning curiosity.
  • Audio editing experience with proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud software, specifically Adobe Audition and Riverside.
  • Attention to detail regarding naming systems and file organization.
  • 2+ years of experience as an Audio Editor working in broadcast or studio productions.

 

This position is based in New York, NY, and offers a starting salary of $75K + benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lostdebate.com.

We live in an age of rampant misinformation and polarization. Problems compounded by media companies largely focused on clicks and eyeballs instead of depth and nuance. Companies too often obsessed with turning a profit, defending party orthodoxy, or simply avoiding controversy.

 

Lost Debate is a non-profit media company founded to break from that mold. Our mission is to be ethically contrarian. To find the ideas, stories, and people that are misunderstood, overlooked, or just plain threatening to those with privilege and power. Through originally produced podcasts, short form videos, written commentary, and investigative journalism, we will build fresh narratives — not for the sake of being different but for the sake of seeing the unseen and speaking their unspoken truths. Truths that matter to the most vulnerable members of our society.

 

We launched in 2021 with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

 

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire a Video Editor who will edit Lost Debate’s flagship show, assist with production for the Desi Crime YouTube show, and support with post production across the network’s slate of shows and social media platforms. The ideal candidate is a video editor with a passion for Lost Debate’s mission and a track record of excellence in post production.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Edit and upload video for Lost Debate’s flagship show on YouTube.
  • Serve as Assistant Editor for Desi Crime YouTube, which also includes script edits, fact checking, asset gathering, and general recording operations.
  • Provide editing support across Lost Debate’s slate of shows and social media platforms, including editing weekly show cuts and social clips.
  • Support with video asset gathering across Lost Debate’s slate of shows and social media platforms.
  • Contribute to Lost Debate’s culture and provide additional support as needed across the company.

 

Qualifications:

  • Alignment with Lost Debate’s values and beliefs.
  • A heterodox set of views, a thick skin for robust debate and disagreement, and a burning curiosity.
  • Video editing whiz with proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe After Effects knowledge is helpful, but not mandatory.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self starter and quick learner who will take initiative and finish tasks to completion.
  • An understanding of YouTube best practices.
  • 2+ years of experience in video and/or audio editing and production.

 

This position is based in New York, NY, and offers a starting salary of $75K + benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lostdebate.com.

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire a Podcast Producer who will oversee the audio production of select shows in the Lost Debate network and support new show development. The ideal candidate is an established Podcast Producer with a passion for Lost Debate’s mission and a track record of excellence in audio journalism.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the creation of A+ narrative-style and interview-style podcasts that align with Lost Debate’s vision and mission.
  • Own the production process from start to finish on assigned programs, producing an average of two weekly shows and two special projects at a time.
  • Collaborate with editorial teams and hosts to develop divisions of responsibility, reporting plans, creative development, and scripts.
  • Coordinate with other members of the Lost Debate team to maximize the show’s audience by supporting advertisement operations and data analysis.
  • Provide editing and production support to additional Lost Debate programs as needed.
  • Contribute to Lost Debate’s culture and provide additional support as needed across the company.

Qualifications: 

  • Alignment with Lost Debate’s values and beliefs.
  • A heterodox set of views, a thick skin for robust debate and disagreement, and a burning curiosity.
  • Skilled at providing regular, precise, and actionable feedback to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail and ability to consistently meet or exceed deadlines.
  • Self starter and quick learner who will take initiative and finish tasks to completion. 
  • 3+ years of experience in audio editing and production.

This position is based in New York, NY, and offers a starting salary of $90K + benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter, portfolio, and resume to jobs@lostdebate.com.

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire an Associate Researcher to support production of Lost Debate’s flagship show. The ideal candidate is an established researcher and copywriter with a deep understanding of current social and cultural trends in news and media.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and find trending and unique stories in news, culture, and social media.
  • Research and fact-check segments for Lost Debate’s bi-weekly flagship show.
  • Provide fact-checking assistance across Lost Debate’s slate of shows.
  • Produce weekly data reports and analysis across Lost Debate’s slate of shows and social media platforms.

Qualifications: 

  • Alignment with Lost Debate’s values and beliefs.
  • A heterodox set of views, a thick skin for robust debate and disagreement, and a burning curiosity.
  • A+ writer and researcher who can find unique and untold stories.
  • A news and ideas obsessive who enjoys engaging with the issues of the day. 
  • Self starter and quick learner who will take initiative and finish tasks to completion.
  • Ideally 2+ years of journalism experience.  

This position is based in New York, NY, and offers a starting salary of $80K + benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lostdebate.com.

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