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Content Development Manager, UK (Maternity Cover)

A project or contract position at Acast, London , Great Britain
Posted: September 17, 2019

Acast is the world’s fastest-growing podcast platform. We work with premium global publishers, production companies and independent podcasters to host, distribute, grow and monetise their audio content. Our partners include the BBC, The FT, The Guardian, The Economist and The Times as well as leading independent podcasters like My Dad Wrote a Porno, Adam Buxton, The High Low, The Football Ramble, Jessie Ware’s Table Manners and Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster.

Founded in 2014, Acast is headquartered in one of the fastest-growing tech capitals in the world, Stockholm, Sweden. We also have offices in London, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris and Berlin. Our amazing staff of more than 150 people worldwide is filled with passionate technologists, sales superstars, content experts and marketing talents who have sharpened their skills at world-class companies.

About the role

We are looking for an ambitious and passionate Content Development Manager to join our UK team.

You will be responsible for expanding our content network by identifying, approaching, pitching to and signing content partners - be that a magazine publisher, a TV production company, a talent agency, a well-known comedian or an influencer. You will also help existing and new partners to develop new podcast formats, as well as oversee the management of content partners once signed.

As well as a strong knowledge of podcasting, you’ll be a fantastic pitcher and public speaker, and demonstrate sensitivity for what makes content commercial, as well as an appreciation of the rapidly evolving podcast landscape.

We’re looking for someone ambitious, creative, personable, great at pitching, networking and a real self-starter. Most importantly - you must love podcasts. You will be based in our London office and report to the UK Director of Content.

This is a 12 month fixed term maternity cover contract.

Responsibilities

Identify areas for listenership growth which includes identifying, approaching, pitching to and signing new content partners to Acast, as well as developing new podcasting talent and formats Negotiate contractual relationships with content providers Establish and oversee the management of high-level relationships with current and future content partners - both publishers and independent podcasters - with the support of a Partner Relations Manager Attend regular partnership review meetings with podcasters

Characteristics

Proficient knowledge and interest in the UK podcast market and audio industry Excellent pitching, presentation and problem-solving skills Ability to build a pipeline and negotiate agreements Proactive and highly organised Exceptional verbal and written interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills Team player who is collaborative, creative and highly motivated Fluent in both written and spoken English Some experience in audio, journalism, digital media, marketing or branded content is a plus Degree Educated (preferred but not essential) We are a flat organisation that works towards enabling teams to make the best possible decisions rather than having decisions made for them. We believe in autonomy and a culture of continuous improvement.

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