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We live in an age of rampant misinformation and polarization. Problems compounded by reporters largely focused on clicks and eyeballs instead of depth and nuance. Media companies are 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, documentaries, 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 earlier this year with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Lost Debate CEO to launch Lost Debate’s K-12 education publication. 
  • Pitch and report written news, commentary, and reports on K-12 education in the United States for Lost Debate’s website.
  • Write segments for the network’s flagship podcast. 
  • Support the development of education news and commentary podcasts.
  • Develop short-form videos to accompany stories for social media accounts. 
  • Assist with broader education initiatives as needed.
  • Contribute to Lost Debate’s culture and provide additional support across the company.

Qualifications: 

  • Alignment with Lost Debate’s values and beliefs.
  • An A+ writer with the range to produce written commentary, audio and video scripts, and investigative pieces.
  • Experience writing about K-12 education and education reform.
  • Strong news judgment and the ability to conceptualize education stories for Lost Debate’s target audiences.
  • A heterodox set of views, a thick skin for robust debate and disagreement, and a burning curiosity. 
  • A news and ideas obsessive who enjoys engaging with the issues of the day. 
  • 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. 
  • Ideally 7+ years of journalism experience.

This position is based in New York, NY, and offers a starting salary of $100k + benefits. Some travel will be required.

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

We live in an age of rampant misinformation and polarization. Problems compounded by reporters largely focused on clicks and eyeballs instead of depth and nuance. Media companies are 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, documentaries, 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 earlier this year with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire a Talent & Marketing Associate who will support the organization’s staff recruitment, marketing, and advertising efforts. This is an ideal role for an ambitious professional eager to learn and contribute to multiple projects within a growing media company. Candidates must have a passion for Lost Debate’s mission and the energy to spend the bulk of their time pitching the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Talent and Recruitment (50%)
      • Build Lost Debate’s talent pipeline by designing and implementing competitive marketing and outreach campaigns.
      • Facilitate end-to-end recruitment processes for open roles, including developing individualized sourcing plans and coordinating all interview processes.
  • Marketing and Advertising (40%)
    • Develop and execute marketing campaigns for new and existing Lost Debate programs in collaboration with internal teams and external partners.
    • Identify new marketing opportunities for network shows and talent.
    • Coordinate network advertising operations, including budget, data, and contract management.
  • Business Operations (10%)
    • Manage KPI and data tracking for organizational goals and funder reports.
    • 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.
  • 3+ years experience in a recruitment or sales role is preferred.
  • Reliable self-starter with the ability to manage competing priorities, think on your feet, and stay calm under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. This role will interact with executives, high-level talent, funders, staff, and vendors on a regular basis and should be able to adapt their communication style for the appropriate audience.
  • Extremely organized with high attention to detail and an intolerance for errors.
  • Must possess a growth mindset and be solution-oriented.
  • A news and culture enthusiast who has a curiosity for the current events and trends among our primary demographics.

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 with the subject line “Talent & Marketing Associate.”

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, documentaries, 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 earlier this year with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

 

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire a Graphic Designer who will produce high-quality design work for the company. The ideal candidate has a keen understanding of foundational design elements, is exceptional at communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale, has a track record of excellence in project management, and is passionate about Lost Debate’s mission.

Designers at Lost Debate wear many hats. This role will focus primarily on social media posts and photo illustrations. There will also be opportunities to contribute to projects including podcast brand development, creating graphic assets for our YouTube channel, and creating visual content for the website and banner ads.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute public-facing assets for Lost Debate’s social media platforms, weekly newsletters, and website. 
  • Support with the creation and maintenance of branding for Lost Debate and individual podcasts and other initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Lost Debate’s creators throughout the content creation process to ensure all designs are produced in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Work with our social and content teams to identify new ways to optimize design in order to maximize engagement and growth.
  • Assist with data tracking and content operations as needed.
  • Contribute to Lost Debate’s culture and provide additional support as needed across the company.

Qualifications: 

  • 3+ years of experience in graphic design.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop,  and Illustrator). 
  • Experience designing social media content and an awareness of relevant visual trends.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Excellent 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. 
  • Collaborative and open-minded.
  • 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.

 

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

To apply, send a portfolio 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, documentaries, 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 earlier this year with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire a Social Media Creator and Manager who will support the maintenance and growth of Lost Debate’s social media accounts, including day-to-day content creation and posting. The primary goal of this role is promoting Lost Debate across social media channels, drafting standout written content across all platforms, and assisting the Social Media Strategist in achieving our ambitious social media goals. This role is ideal for a self-starter who can write social copy, appear in TikToks, create graphics, and edit videos. A strong candidate has experience building social followings on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, and a passion for Lost Debate’s mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Lost Debate’s social handles, including writing copy for social posts and managing the daily posting schedules.
  • Support Lost Debate’s creators throughout the content creation process and ensure all content is produced in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Create and appear in TikToks and other social media content.
  • Identify new social media trends and platforms and regularly experiment to improve Lost Debate’s social strategy.
  • Collaborate with our design and content teams to identify new ways to optimize content in order to maximize audience engagement and growth.
  • Assist with data tracking, building out weekly KPI reports, and advertising operations.
  • 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.
  • Sound editorial and news judgment.
  • Experience managing innovative social media accounts and writing social copy. Ideally, you’ve done this work in a newsroom or a similar work environment.
  • A news and culture enthusiast who has a curiosity for the current events and trends among our primary demographics and is able translate that knowledge into effective social strategy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Possess an impeccable attention to detail and intolerance for errors.
  • 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. 
  • 2+ years of experience in social media management OR a proven track record of growing social accounts. 

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

To apply, send a cover letter, portfolio, 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.

We live in an age of rampant misinformation and polarization. Problems compounded by reporters largely focused on clicks and eyeballs instead of depth and nuance. Media companies are 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, documentaries, 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 earlier this year with over $7 million in funding under the leadership of founder and CEO Ravi Gupta.

The Role:

Lost Debate seeks to hire an Executive Producer who will manage the launch of the network’s new shows, which are planned to include four new weekly podcasts by the end of 2022. The Executive Producer will support the Chief Content Officer in sourcing new programs, ideas, and talent while managing several new series through all phases of development, production, and launch. A strong candidate is an experienced manager with a successful track record of developing and producing new shows. Candidates must have a passion for Lost Debate’s mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage promising new shows from development to launch.
  • Design the playbook, standards, and systems to ensure Lost Debate successfully trains and supports a growing team of content staff, including producers and editors.
  • Support the Chief Content Officer in identifying new shows and talent to grow the Lost Debate network.
  • Collaborate with our production and social media teams to identify new ways to optimize show content in order to maximize audience engagement and growth.
  • Assist with the development, reporting, sound designing, script writing, and editing of podcasts and video series 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.
  • Sound editorial and news judgment with a track record of excellence in audio or video journalism.
  • Experience coaching production teams. Skilled at delivering precise and actionable feedback.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience spotting and producing strong script writing.
  • Extremely organized with high attention to detail and an intolerance for errors.
  • Experience moving a show from idea to outline to launch.
  • A news and culture enthusiast who has a curiosity for the current events and trends among our primary demographics and is able translate that knowledge into strong show content.

This position is based in New York, NY, and offers a starting salary of $130k + benefits.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lostdebate.com with the subject line “Executive Producer.”

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