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Berlin, Germany

Associate Manager, Production and Localization Operations (m/f/d)

People & Operations   |   Job ID  2209978
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JOB SUMMARY

Job summary
Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

About This Role
Audible is looking for a Production & Localization Operations Associate Manager to join our Content Planning and Operations group (CPO) to manage crucial aspects of production operations and slate management for Audible Studios, Programming and Content Marketing for the EU businesses. You will hold update meetings with relevant stakeholders to ensure release and payment trackers data is correct and can be trusted. You are a logical thinker that translates operations and business needs into a leading-edge, customer-focused solutions. You should be comfortable creating solutions for ambitious ideas in ambiguous environments.

This position is initially open through a 24-months contract.

As a Production and Localization Operations Associate Manager (m/f/d), you will...
  • Work with stakeholder teams to manage their production pipeline and ensure that deadlines are met and all necessary steps of the production process are completed.
  • Ensure that each project’s credits, deliverables, marketing obligations, and distributions match the contract provisions consistent with company policies.
  • Monitor and manage receipt of invoices from productions. Ensure that all production papers are paid or reimbursed in a timely manner.
  • Possess expert organizational, managerial, and communication skills, with proven ability to handle multiple projects and deliver results.
  • Oversee asset management from requests to tracking across the content creation process.
  • Facilitate onboarding third party vendors and partner with Producers to develop these relationships including graphic designers, illustrators, copyeditors, and factcheckers.
  • Ensure all third party vendors are paid in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate effectively among cross-functional teams, particularly Audible’s audio production, merchandising, deal-making, marketing, metadata, and public relations teams, to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to adjust product release schedules accordingly. Communicate changes across multiple teams including content lifecycle, production, finance, and marketing teams.
  • Deliver the entire suite of assets (audio, copy, promotional materials, artwork, table of contents, metadata, budget, localization assets, etc.) to the content lifecycle team and request preorder pages.

Production specific tasks:
  • Develop and maintain the overall production schedule including setting timelines with each producer on every project in pre-production, production, and post-production.
  • Work with producers to assist in securing and tracking agreements, clearances and all supporting documentation for projects in development and production.

Localization specific tasks:
  • Manage projects from project kick-off to release in multiple languages, coordinating project milestones and disseminating project information with global project stakeholders.
  • Drive high quality output from localization vendors & freelancers.
  • Serve as an in-house product expert for localization launches, ensuring standardized processes across regional Production and Marketing teams, in close collaboration with Production Operations.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years experience in Media Entertainment and/or localization program management working on multi-language launches, creative content and/or subtitle localization.
  • Experience in operations.
  • Experience with localization processes and tools.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Fluency in a non-English language.
  • Demonstrated bias for action with strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to learn new/proprietary systems and technologies.
  • Passion for building a global content offering.
  • Expertise in data mining, data management, reporting.
  • Flexible, collaborative, self-directed, and accustomed to grace under pressure in lean environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate complex technical issues in a simple, non-technical manner to relevant stakeholders.

ABOUT AUDIBLE
At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word. Audible offers a Hub+Home hybrid workplace model that gives employees flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). Some teams will work mostly at hub, some mostly at home and others hybrid. For more information, please visit adbl.co/hybrid.


Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual identity, or any other legally protected status. We therefore ask you to exclude unnecessary information, such as a photo, date or place of birth, gender identification, family and marital status, nationality, religion etc. from your CV or resume. Thank you for doing your part to create equal opportunities for everyone.

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