Pushkin Industries was started with a few simple precepts. Put artists and creators first. Produce work that we believe in. And, have fun.

Pushkin Industries is an audio production company co-founded by Jacob Weisberg and Malcolm Gladwell in 2018. Our talented team is dedicated to producing audio in any format that challenges listeners, encourages their curiosity, and inspires joy.

Pushkin Industries is headquartered in New York City with a northern outpost in Hudson, NY, and satellite offices in London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Diversity Principles

Pushkin Industries was co-founded by a person of color and is named after a bi-racial poet. Diversity is at the heart of our culture, alongside intellectual openness, respect, fairness, and ethical behavior. Here are the commitments we’ve made toward building a genuinely diverse company and to promoting greater equality in our industry:

  1. Diversity is a core value at Pushkin. We seek it in our staff, in our shows, and in the voices of our hosts and guests.
  2. To that end, we seek out diverse applicants for all positions at Pushkin. We post open positions publicly, recruit through minority organizations and networks, and avoid relying on personal networks that may reflect systemic bias.
  3. We don’t use unpaid interns or volunteers. We don’t rely on contract workers for long-term, full-time work. Employees at Pushkin are offered benefits and a living wage.
  4. Comparable work earns comparable pay at Pushkin. We will monitor ourselves to ensure that we don’t have gender or racial pay gaps.
  5. We don’t pigeon-hole people to work on projects according to their identities.
  6. We don’t participate in panel discussions that lack racial or gender diversity.
  7. Pushkin supports industry efforts to diversify audio by training more people of color as producers, editors, and engineers.

Editorial Principles

Pushkin Industries is expanding the possibilities of spoken word audio. We produce podcasts, audiobooks and other projects that inform, entertain, and inspire listeners. Our work is built on principles of trust: respect and fairness, accuracy, accountability, and honesty. We understand that crucial to earning and nurturing trust is a workplace that values creativity, diversity and open communication.

Our work at Pushkin Industries is distinguished by its editorial process, and our producers and editors follow internal guidelines for ethical best practices. We strive for accuracy in reporting and storytelling. We seek out multiple viewpoints on complex issues. To ensure our standards are met, our content undergoes thorough editorial review prior to publication.

We aim to produce well-rounded stories that reflect the true complexity of the world we live in. We believe accountability to our staff and audiences makes our work better. We recognize our ethical responsibility to correct factual errors, large and small, and we are transparent about those corrections. We credit the work of others, avoid conflicts of interest, and make clear the funding sources of our work.

Our values of respect and fairness extend to the multiplicity of listeners and readers, including those with varying cultural backgrounds, who encounter our work. We approach our work in the spirit of transparency, safety, and humanity.

Have a question or feedback?

Please write us at info@pushkin.fm.


Julia Barton

VP & Executive Editor

Carrie Brody

VP, Business Development

Sarah Bruguiere

Audio Systems Engineer

Izii Carter


Daphne Chen


Gretta Cohn


Sophie Crane

Senior Editor

Chris Cruz

Senior People Ops Manager

Farrah Desgranges

Project Manager

Ryan Dilley

Executive Producer, The Happiness Lab

Heather Fain

Chief Operating Officer

Joey Fischground


Jake Flanagin

Legal Operations Associate

Amy Gaines


Constanza Gallardo

Managing Producer

Jason Gambrell

VP, Engineering

Blair Gilkes

Accounting Manager

Alexandra Garreton

Managing Producer

Malcolm Gladwell

Co-Founder & Editorial Director

Jacob Goldstein

Executive Producer

Jacob Gorski

Sound Engineer, Mix Designer

Kerri Kolen

VP, Head of Audiobooks

Lidia Jean Kott


Nina Bird Lawrence

Associate Producer & Studio Manager

Tara Machado

Executive Assistant

Ariella Markowitz

Post Production Manager

Jordyn McMillin

Digital Media Strategist

Owen Miller

Content Delivery Associate

Ben Naddaff-Hafrey

Senior Producer

Sara Nics

VP, Content

Nicole Op Den Bosch

VP, Content Planning & Operations

Ian Peksa

Director of IT Operations

Kyra Posey

Creative Partnerships Manager

Justin Richmond

Executive Producer

Leah Rose

Senior Producer

Eric Sandler

VP, Marketing

Jon Schnaars

Chief Business Officer

Karen Shakerdge

Senior Editor

Anna Skrabacz

Senior Marketing Manager

Jacob Smith

Executive Producer

Brian Srebrenik

Senior Manager, Analytics

Christina Sullivan

VP, Finance

Kay Wang

Audio Engineer

Jacob Weisberg

Co-Founder & Executive Chair

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