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Associate Audio/Video Editor

About The Dispatch: At a time of growing industry uncertainty and an alarming erosion of ...

About The Dispatch:

At a time of growing industry uncertainty and an alarming erosion of civic discourse, The Dispatch stands out as a platform for thoughtful coverage, respectful dialogue and a wildly engaged community of paying members. We bring a perspective —we’re conservatives, classical liberals, libertarians—but we’re fiercely independent, standing apart from media outlets increasingly engaged in partisan boosterism. Started in 2019 by Steve Hayes, the Editor-in-Chief of The Weekly Standard, and Jonah Goldberg, editor at National Review, The Dispatch has filled a valuable gap on the center-right in the media ecosystem as captured in recent articles in Techcrunch, The Atlantic and other publications.

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Reporting to the Editorial Director, Audio/Video of the company, the Associate Audio/Video Editor is a full-time role based in Washington, DC. Primary duties include engineering tapings of Dispatch podcasts, troubleshooting technical problems, editing, audio restoration and repair, mixing, mastering, video production and collaborating with reporters and producers in a variety of settings. 

Ideal candidate should be an audio expert that’s comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, production environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with producers to assemble and mix complex tapings in a timely manner to meet production deadlines. 

  • Analyze, repair, and mix audio on tight deadlines, while maintaining The Dispatch’s quality standards, using production and editing tools (equalizers, compressors, noise reduction, etc.). 

  • Test and ensure preparedness of in-house and remote broadcast and production systems.

  • Provide technical support for remote events including site assessment and venue coordination.

  • Troubleshoot unexpected situations confidently, calmly, and effectively.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in audio engineering or related field of study preferred.

  • Technical expertise in audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. 

  • Technical experience with video production and editing.

  • Proven multitasking capabilities for fast approaching deadlines.

  • Proven ability to identify and correct audio impairments and mix audio to established loudness standards.

  • Experience with Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro, and iZotope products.

  • Familiarity with American politics, media, conservatism/classical liberalism.

We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.