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Berlin, Germany

Publishing Relations Manager FR(m/f/d)

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  1964858
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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.

The Publisher Relations Manager FR will build relationships, initiate and conduct negotiations for
audiobook acquisitions from book and audiobook publishers, with a focus on French language
publishers and agents. This position will be responsible for a wide variety of relationships, negotiations,
catalogue performance of our European audiobook publishing vendors, to help delivering the leading
spoken word catalogue for our French audiences You will also have the opportunity to support and participate in driving partner relationship strategy at a local, European and international level.

The position is a maternity cover and open for 18 months.

As a Publishing Relationships Manager FR (m/f/d), you will...
Development of the quality and productivity of relationships with Publishing houses and key
agents which are assigned to you.
Help to structure, initiate, and conduct negotiations for deals with as part of the day-to-day
relations with your key publishing vendors.
Support the European content acquisition teams by negotiating deals with different European
rightsholders, according to evolving business needs.
Collaborate closely with the local European and global Audible teams to foster synergies and
efficiencies across our Publisher Relations efforts to serve our European audiences and


Relevant experience in international intellectual property rights licensing
businesses (preferable from the wider media, television, film or computer game industry).
Negotiation proficiency in French and English.
Strong communication skillset (verbal and written English); with the ability to effectively
communicate complex deal terms in a convincing and simple manner.


  • Good understanding of the French book industry and ideally an overview about trends in the audiobook segment.
  • Negotiation proficiency in French and English.
  • Strong communication skillset with the ability to effectively communicate complex deal terms in a convincing and simple manner.
  • Accurate and detail oriented as a complimentary skill to complement your know-how on negotiation and licensing.
  • Some data analysis skills to drive business strategy in combination with a dedicated hands-on mentality and solution orientation.
  • Reliability, proactive and clearly structured approach in your work.
  • Ability to operate in a high-energy, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, calm and business goal orientated, also in difficult negotiations and under narrow timelines.

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading producer and provider of audio storytelling and spoken-word entertainment, 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 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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