Partner Relations Manager - UK
A full time 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 a passionate and organised Partner Relations Manager to join our UK team and help support our premium publishers.
You will be responsible for managing relationships with existing and new publishers. You’ll be their go-to contact at Acast to help provide them with exceptional support in delivering their audio strategy. You’ll support their podcast growth and work closely with both commercial teams and colleagues in our global offices.
As well as a strong knowledge of podcasting, you’ll be able to demonstrate a sensitivity to commercial opportunities and brands, as well as an appreciation of the rapidly evolving podcast landscape with a data-driven approach.
Ideally, you’ll have some experience managing partnerships within a media company, have strong attention to detail, be proactive, highly organised and personable. Most importantly - you must love podcasts. You will be based in our London office and report to the UK Director of Content.
-Manage high-level relationships with current and future publishers, broadcasters and digital media companies -Be the day-to-day point of contact for our key publishers -Ensure that the sales teams globally have all the information they need to monetise Acast podcasts and help create sales assets to support sales -Help publishers shape their podcast strategy and develop and implement ways to grow their audiences -Provide marketing support and creative direction to assist publishers’ strategy -Provide ad hoc reporting, analysis and research to the Director of Content -Guide and assist content partners with integration into our systems
- Proficient knowledge and understanding of the UK podcast market and audio industry
- Exceptional verbal and written interpersonal, relationship management, communication and problem solving skills
- Highly organised and capable of managing many different projects at once
- Team player who is collaborative, creative, highly motivated and a real self-starter
- Fluent in both written and spoken English 1-2 years experience dealing with senior stakeholders at digital media, publishing groups or large corporations would be a plus Some experience working cross departmentally in audio production, journalism, digital media, marketing or branded content
- 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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