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Business Affairs Manager - 14 Month Contract

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2600702
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Job Summary

At Audible, we believe stories have the power to transform lives. It’s why we work with some of the world’s leading creators to produce and share audio storytelling with our millions of global listeners. We are dreamers and inventors who come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to empower and inspire each other. Imagine your future with us.

Based in London, Audible UK is looking for a Business Affairs Manager. In this position, you will help Audible execute our acquisition strategy for spoken-word content with content creators, agents, recognized IP and brands, to bolster the content offering that Audible provides its customers. You will form a key part of a small but mighty UK-based team reporting into a global structure that specializes in complex deal-making with top IP, negotiating deals with top providers.

As a Business Affairs Manager, you will...
- Manage the deal architecture, deal terms and day-to-day deal requirements for Audible UK’s owned and original content, with a special focus on specific marketplaces as and when required
- In conjunction with the Legal team support the papering and subsequent negotiation of content agreements to completion
- Maintain good relationships with existing and potential partners, and where applicable identify potential literary works for acquisition
- Collaborate with the global cross functional teams to develop deal strategy, formulate key terms including all related analysis, strategizing and planning for a variety of complex agreements ranging from production to marketing commitments, and negotiations with local or global creators
- Support the internal P&L/ commercial forecasting process for original content commissions

Audible is the leading producer and provider of audio storytelling. We spark listeners’ imaginations, offering immersive, cinematic experiences full of inspiration and insight to enrich our customers’ daily lives. Our Hub+Home hybrid workplace model gives employees the flexibility between gathering in a common office space (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR

Basic Qualifications

- Bachelor’s Degree
- 5+ years experience
- Proven experience of success structuring, negotiating and closing terms for commercial content deals e.g. production commissions, audio publishing commissions, existing content licences, talent, multi-title/ output deals

Preferred Qualifications

- Comfort with complex commercial/ legal concepts and drafting, ability to quickly read and interpret legal terminology and reasoning
- Strong analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills: the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and ideas in a non-technical, simple manner across different levels of an organisation
- Resourceful self-starter with an independent attitude and a focus on excellence

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice ( to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).
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