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Los Angeles, California

Head of Creative Development

Brand & Marketing, Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2049580
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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
As Audible Studios continues to revolutionize audio entertainment, we are seeking to hire a Head of Creative Development to manage the creative development team, oversee creative content, help shape the Audible original content’s vision and voice, and develop and implement creative strategies. Reporting to the Head of Audible Studios, this role will go to the candidate who can best help us differentiate and elevate our programming with podcasts, fiction and nonfiction; scripted and non-scripted content; new ideas for series and stories; and short- and long-form projects that go beyond the current boundaries of audio content. This also includes aligning creative and business goals, while supervising staff and budgets. In addition, this role inspires the generation of creative ideas, content and concepts, oversees development, planning and production, and seeking new business opportunities that allow us to monetize, expand, and promote our content.

ABOUT YOU
You love stories and understand the impact of the spoken word. You are committed to finding new and interesting ways to communicate universal truths. You bring a creative approach to acquiring content and mine new areas for interesting, of-the-moment stories. You naturally connect and build strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. You challenge the status quo, but are also able to learn from the past, and you have a strong intuition, the ability to “connect the dots” and comfort with ambiguity, but uses fact-based arguments to support ideas. You are action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adaptable, with innovative approaches. You are able to negotiate new boundaries around the areas you own to achieve the best outcomes.

As Head of Creative Development, you will..
  • Manage the Audible Creative Development team.
  • Problem-solve creatively with senior creative executives to ensure shows are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Organize intake process and ascertain which content is ripe for Development.
  • Work on Audible Original content slate; create high quality, must-listen stories that attract new listeners, retain existing audience and build loyalty to our Audible brand.
  • Develop and oversee audio productions.
  • Push the envelope of innovation in creating bold, original stories that appeal to different segments of our audience.
  • Bring management experience and an aptitude for leadership.
  • Coordinate and communicate effectively among cross-functional teams, from dealmakers to marketing executives to audio production teams.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement through skilled execution of responsibilities, consistent leadership and management skills, and an ability to inspire and teach.
  • Deliver high quality content from concept to production.
  • Think about user experience and usability, accessibility, and meeting user needs with content.
  • Partner with internal teams, such as programming, data insights and marketing.
  • Manage and build relationships both internally and externally.
  • Drive outreach, reputation and revenue with content.
  • Adapt existing content for new geographical locations.
  • Proactively oversee processes and make timely decisions.
  • Streamline communications between departments to simplify processes.
  • Support, advocate, build and develop team and members.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of managerial experience.
  • Experience managing, creating or producing content for a commercial audience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven track record of managing a team of senior creative executives.
  • Strong background overseeing projects from concept to completion.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to multi task and juggle massive workloads.
  • A persuasive and passionate communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of audio production, as well as the craft of audio and sound artistry.
  • Ability to supervise, train and evaluate employees.
  • Creative problem solving with thoughtful consideration.
  • Excellent writing, speaking and “customer service” skills are essential.
  • Is solution based and has a sense of urgency in resolving issues.
  • Has integrity and a strong moral compass.
  • Understands budget tracking and resource allocations.
  • Shares knowledge and provides feedback.
  • Is thoughtful with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Working well under pressure in a fast-paced digital environment.
  • Understanding of the evolving media landscape.
  • 10+ years of experience working in media/new media, editorial and content leadership role within media.
  • 10+ years of experience in creative development, production and or creative direction.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

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.

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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