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London, United Kingdom

Senior Manager, Publisher Relations

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2181641
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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.

Audible's Content Team is responsible for bringing or creating the best content to Audible listeners. It involves partnering with the existing content providers as well as commissioning and delivering of world class audio entertainment. We are a highly creative team who use data and creative relationships to bring true meaning to 'premium content'. Audible is seeking an Associate Director, Publisher Relations to grow and evolve our existing business and develop new business opportunities. In this role, you’ll oversee day-to-day communications with our external entertainment content partners while evangelizing partner needs across internal teams. You’ll be responsible for improving the overall health of current content partnerships and for increasing the growth and success of potential, future entertainment content partnerships for the benefit of our Audible listeners.

You’re passionate, collaborative and highly organized while being driven to develop and maintain strong relationships across the entertainment industry and across internal teams within Audible and Amazon. You’re motivated by working across multiple departments while creative problem-solving and communicating empathetically and effectively.

As an Associate Director, Publisher Relations, you will…
  • Develop, engage, and maintain strong, ongoing relationships with external key entertainment partners.
  • Act as day-to-day liaison to key entertainment content partners by building strong relationships that help them achieve their goals and release the best audio possible across Audible.
  • Identify and prepare projects for internal support and valuation by presenting data, preparing budgets, P&Ls, and drafting proposed deal terms.
  • Evaluate, communicate, represent, and apply key entertainment partners’ needs across internal Audible departments and processes.
  • Build, manage, and deliver key partnership best practices (in terms of account management and content acquisition) to ensure success across Audible and partners.
  • Identify and drive strategic initiatives across content and business teams, at local or global level.


  • Strong experience in a business environment with a background in account/partnership management, marketing/campaign management, or business development.
  • Experience successfully working in content partnerships, account management, entertainment partnerships, or brand partnerships.
  • College degree.


  • Exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express thoughts sensitively and effectively.
  • Ability to handle the ‘hands-on’ day-to-day management of tasks, resolution of problems and issues and experience in implementing action plans to meet objectives while remaining positive and calm under pressure.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with cross functional teams under aggressive deadlines.
  • A real interest for books and/or the Books industry.

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

Audible 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 Audible. Please consult our Privacy Notice to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

All offers are conditional on references, verification of the right to work in the UK, and successful background screening check. This will include previous employment verification, qualification verification (if relevant) and a relevant criminal check.

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