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Mia Lobel

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I’m a veteran audio producer, manager, and educator who has spent my career championing creativity, diversity, and character-driven storytelling. I believe that happy people do great work and I lead by creating a culture of kindness.
Member since 2002

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  • Red Hook, NY

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In my previous role as Head of Content at Pushkin Industries I worked with the world’s best writers, journalists, and intellectuals to help them achieve their vision in sound. Now I'm interested in consulting and mentoring, helping individuals and companies build great teams, set up sustainable production processes, and create impactful, entertaining, and memorable content.
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Other
  • Teaching

About Mia

About … Mia Lobel is a veteran audio producer, manager, and educator, and the former VP of Content and Production at Pushkin Industries where she oversaw all podcasts including Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History, Laurie Santos’ The Happiness Lab, Michael Lewis’ Against the Rules, and many more. She has been making audio content since 2001 for public radio stations, non-profit organizations, museums, universities, and voice-activated services. She received a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. She has been an adjunct professor at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY since 2010.

Background … Mia Lobel created her first podcast, B-Side Radio, in 2001 with some graduate school friends including NPR’s Tamara Keith. When that didn’t pay the bills she took a job as an audio producer in Silicon Valley, creating voice-activated phone trees for clients like UPS and Merrill Lynch. Realizing she missed telling stories in sound, in 2007 she left the security of full-time work to start freelancing. She co-created and produced Distillations, a podcast about chemistry for the Science History Institute. She also produced spot news, feature stories, oral histories, and museum tours for local, national, and international broadcast, which covered a wide range of topics including science and technology, foreign policy, education, business, arts, and the environment. In 2014, she began working with Malcolm Gladwell to create Revisionist History.

Top Accomplishments … Mia Lobel built the team and led development and production of seven seasons of Malcolm Gladwell’s hit podcast, Revisionist History. She was “employee #1” (the first hire) at Pushkin Industries, and helped to build the company from the ground up. She has won a Third Coast Award for Best News Feature for a piece about Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslim population and a Gracie Award for a documentary about Islamic Feminism. 

Areas of Focus … Mia Lobel specializes in sound-rich storytelling that transports listeners and challenges the way they think… She offers direct yet kind feedback that is constructive and allows hosts, reporters, writers, and producers to do their best work. 

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Experience

Skills

  • Voice Coaching
  • Story Editing
  • Show Development
  • Scoring
  • Producing
  • Mentoring

Equipment

  • Hard Disc/Flash recorder
  • Recording Studio
  • Specialized mics