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Senior Director, Audible Everywhere

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2216298
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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
At Audible Studios, content is at our core. We are hiring a Senior Director, Audible Everywhere to oversee the creation of ancillary content (video, film, other media) to further the reach of our Audible Originals. Reporting to the Head of Audible Studios, the Senior Director, Audible Everywhere will best support the talented creators behind our Audible Originals in fiction and nonfiction; scripted and non-scripted. While audio is always king at Audible, the Senior Director, Audible Everywhere goes well beyond the current boundaries of audio storytelling. They will develop a strategic and creative plan to engage and innovate in all forms of new media in order to deepen the impact of our Audible Originals. This will include supporting our tentpoles and supervising the creation of short form accompanying visuals and partnering with other new media entities. The Senior Director, Audible Everywhere will align creative and business goals, while supervising staff and budgets. They will inspire the generation of creative ideas, content and concepts; oversee development, planning and production; and seek out new business opportunities that will 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, and demonstrate strong emotional intelligence, along with an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. You challenge the status quo, but are also able to learn from the past. You have a strong intuition, the ability to “connect the dots,” and use fact-based arguments to support ideas, while also being comfortable with ambiguity. You are able to negotiate new boundaries around the areas you own to achieve the best outcomes.

As Senior Director, Audible Everywhere, you will...
  • Develop a strategic and creative plan to engage and innovate in all forms of new media.
  • Work with creators to create ancillary content (film, short form video, augmented reality, virtual reality, animation, etc) to support their Audible Original audio content.
  • Identify tentpole and top tier existing Audible audio content that will translate into new and exciting video content.
  • Be a key player on a team of executives who recruit and work with writers, develop and oversee audio productions, and push the envelope of innovation in creating bold, original stories that appeal to different segments of our audience.
  • Oversee creative development of these stories as they evolve into mediums outside of audio.
  • 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.
  • Work with partners across Amazon and Audible.
  • Work with Creative Owners, Producers, Creators and production services companies to manage the creation, narrative and visual style of ancillary content.
  • Stay abreast of next wave emerging technologies.
  • Identify emerging creators and content and nurture the relationships and projects.
  • Manage budgets and ensure content produced within this group is delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Interact cross-functionally and internally to ensure smooth handoffs and that the needs of other groups are met.
  • Work directly with creators and support their vision for video content.
  • Look for creative opportunities for Audible that complement the audio space.
  • Manage and help shape our festival and content outreach strategies.
  • Strategize and shape the future of ancillary audio and visual formats.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years of experience creating or producing video content for a commercial audience.
  • Managerial experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfort with chasing opportunities and solving problems with commercial functions.
  • A data-informed approach to decision making, where data influences but does not determine decisions.
  • Strong connections in the entertainment/creative space.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Leadership acumen and the ability to motivate team members.
  • Significant experience developing, acquiring, managing and/or creating both short-form and long form content; a demonstrated passion and interest in audio content, and a desire to stretch beyond existing formats and approaches to surprise and delight our listeners.
  • Ability to lead in a high-energy, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment under aggressive deadlines and demonstrated success driving results from cross-functional team.

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.

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