Editorial Director, Audio/Video

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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Overview:

Initially reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and the Editor-in-Chief of the company, the Editorial Director, Audio/Video is a full-time role based in Washington, DC. A successful candidate will have deep experience in audio storytelling and the energy and creativity necessary to grow a small editorial operation into a leader in multimedia journalism. 

We’re looking for someone to build on the early success of our four existing podcasts – The Dispatch Podcast, The Remnant, Advisory Opinions and Good Faith – and our weekly video livestream – Dispatch Live, to oversee the development, production, and strategy of new audio/video editorial products. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all existing audio/video content, including four discussion-format podcasts and a weekly livestream.  

  • Lead expansion of our work in audio/video, including: new discussion-format audio, long-form narrative podcasts, additional streaming shows, experimentation with audio/video social channels.

  • Manage audio/video partner and vendor relationships, to optimize production and continually enhance the user experience.

  • Supervise and grow audio/video team on execution of work product, including: guest booking, script-writing, production, and distribution.

  • Increase YOY revenue, consistent with the values of The Dispatch.

  • Set goals for audience growth in conjunction with senior leaders and own audio/video budget. 

  • Direct efforts to grow audiences for existing products and build audience for new ones. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of seven years experience in audio production and/or storytelling.

  • Ability to think creatively about story ideas, and execution.

  • Experience setting strategic goals at a departmental level and leading teams to execute effectively.

  • Strong management skills with proven experience helping direct reports grow and thrive in their careers.

  • Background in reporting is a plus. 

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

  • Understanding of the rapidly-changing digital media landscape, and various revenue strategies.

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