VP, Operations

Pushkin Industries

New York, NY, USA

Full time

$120-170k (annually)

Business Operations

Hybrid

Apr 22

ABOUT PUSHKIN INDUSTRIES

Co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg in 2018, Pushkin Industries is an audio production company dedicated to creating premium content in a collaborative environment. We're committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace for all of our employees. You can read about our diversity principles here. We are dedicated to producing audio in any format that challenges listeners, encourages their curiosity, and inspires joy.

Pushkin has produced numerous shows that have broken into the top 10 on Apple Podcasts, including Revisionist History, Against the Rules, The Happiness Lab, Cautionary Tales, The Last Archive, Deep Cover, Solvable and Lost Hills. Our hosts include Michael Lewis, Jill Lepore, Rick Rubin, Justin Richmond, Ronald Young, Jr., Maya Shankar, Tim Harford, Laurie Santos, Noah Feldman, Marlo Thomas, Phil Donahue, Niala Boodhoo, Ibram X. Kendi, and many more. Our original audiobooks including “Fauci,” by Michael Specter, and “The Bomber Mafia” by Malcolm Gladwell, are chart toppers on Audible and other platforms.

ABOUT THE ROLE 

Since our inception, Pushkin has set ambitious goals, and as we’ve grown our ambitions have done the same. As we continue to not only expand but also diversify our operations, we are seeking an operations leader to help our organization stay ahead of the curve. The VP of Operations will oversee all day-to-day operational aspects of our business. They will develop and deploy processes that allow our teams to excel at scale, and act as a thought leader in solving a range of problems across Pushkin’s operations. The ideal candidate will have experience in helping media teams achieve greater scale while balancing cultural and financial constraints. This role reports to Pushkin’s Chief Marketing Officer.  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the Operations team to efficiently create and deliver resources, materials and programs 
  • Evaluate operational practices across all areas of the business, and design, implement and iterate on new solutions to improve efficiency and team satisfaction
  • Partner with other Pushkin leaders to build an operations roadmap that supports Pushkin’s Long Range Plan
  • Create day-to-day structures and processes to achieve Pushkin’s Long Range Plan
  • Work closely with Pushkin’s Marketing team to learn from and use performance data
  • Manage the production budgeting and staffing across Pushkin’s content output
  • Coordinate the company’s relationship with service providers, technology platforms and distribution endpoints

SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS 

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 10+ years of experience in media production, operations or marketing
  • 6+ years of experience managing teams
  • Strong knowledge of podcast and audio production industry
  • High emotional intelligence combined with business savvy
  • Ability to identify emerging media trends
  • Data-driven mindset evidenced by ability to digest and effectively use data
  • Excellent organization, written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Expert collaborator, able to work internally and externally to achieve objectives

This is a full-time staff position that will be based in New York, NY with a hybrid work arrangement. To ensure safety among ourselves and our communities, we require that all Pushkin employees are fully vaccinated with the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots.

Compensation will comprise a base salary, full benefits (medical, dental, vision), and eligibility for an annual performance bonus and stock options in the company. Pushkin employees have two-week a Pushkin-wide holiday break where the entire company closes so that everyone can truly relax and recharge, an additional two weeks of paid vacation, paid holidays, and eligibility for parental leave.

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