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Content Manager - Canada

A full time position at Acast, Toronto Ontario, Canada
Posted: July 11, 2019

Content Manager - Canada

Acast is the world-leading technology platform for on-demand audio and podcasting with offices in Stockholm, London, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. We have over 100M monthly listens today, and are growing rapidly.

About Acast

Acast is the world’s leading technology platform for on-demand audio and podcasters. We work with premium global publishers and independent podcasters to host, distribute, grow and monetise their audio content. Our partners include the BBC, The FT, The Economist, Vice, Vogue, HuffPost, as well as leading independent podcasters like My Dad Wrote a Porno, Canadian True Crime, Watch What Crappens, Forever35, and The Daily Tech News Show. 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, Paris, Berlin, and Sydney. Our amazing staff of 150+ people worldwide is filled with passionate technologists, sales superstars, and marketing talents who have sharpened their skills at world-class companies.

About the Role

We are looking for an ambitious and passionate Content Manager to join our North American team, to be based in Toronto and help grow our Canadian content offerings. You will be responsible for establishing relations with potential content partners to help us expand our content network. You’ll also manage relationships with our existing podcasters, support their podcast growth and work closely with our commercial teams and colleagues in our global offices. You’ll also spot the potential for new formats and podcast hosts. As well as a strong knowledge of podcasting and on-demand audio, you’ll be able to demonstrate a sensitivity to commercial opportunities and brands, as well as an appreciation of the rapidly evolving podcast landscape. Ideally, you have a creative mind, are highly organised and analytical, and a good grasp of and interest in technology.

Key Responsibilities

Recruit, negotiate and implement contractual relationships with content providers Establish and manage high-level relationships with current and future content partners Provide support and creative direction to new creators Guide and assist content partners with integration into our systems Characteristics Proficient knowledge and understanding of the Canadian podcast market and audio industry Excellent pitching, presentation and problem-solving skills Ability to negotiate agreements Exceptional verbal and written interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills Team player that is collaborative, creative and highly motivated Fluent in both written and spoken English; Working knowledge of French preferred Some experience in audio production, journalism, digital media or branded content is a plus 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.

Do you want to be part of our ongoing journey? Apply now!

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