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Meguro, Japan

Senior Producer, Content Acquisition (Podcast)

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2197786
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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.

Based in Tokyo, Audible is looking for a well-connected Sr. Producer to lead and manage content development and deal-making for exclusive and original podcasts. Critical functions of this role will be to own the relationships with partners, including publishers and licensors, producers, creative talent and agents, to identify and create distinctive and exclusive content for Audible Japan. The Sr. Producer will have experience in deal making (including rights acquisition and management), content analysis, content development, programming and audio-production cycles. You will work with many local and global stakeholders at Audible (such as PR, marketing and ingestion) who should be informed, aligned and operating effectively to maximize the value of content. The role is also required to lead major projects that will scale Audible’s content opportunities, locally and globally.

As a Senior Producer, Content Acquisition (Podcast), you will...
  • Work with leadership to successfully implement the content strategy for Audible Japan.
  • Work with content leader, create 3P Content Acquisitions and Partnerships strategy that makes Audible stand out from other services.
  • Work with content leader, build and own an Exclusive (podcast) and ‘Original’ content program by using customer insights and industry and marketplace knowledge.
  • Work as Creative Owner on Original content (e.g. story development, oversee script revisions and approvals, cover and title generation).
  • Manage content partners and support the lifecycle - deal generation, submissions, offers, negotiation through to acceptance and marketing for titles.
  • Develop, engage, and maintain strong, ongoing relationships with external key entertainment (film, television, radio, theatrical) producers. Effectively communicate progress to partners in accessible ways.
  • Lead operational deployment of new content properties including leading all internal operations required to report, process and clear commissioned series.
  • Drive end-to-end activities including all planning, logistical co-ordinations/documentation and communications with relevant stakeholders in accordance to regulatory and timeline requirements.
  • Manage and execute high volume deal flow within parameters against specific metrics.
  • This role may support content projects for local and global opportunities and be responsible for all aspects of its set-up and completion.


  • Demonstrable Negotiation and Rights Management experience.
  • Experienced managing and scaling fast-paced/high-growth production environments.


  • Creative mindset and interested in trending demand of people. Sensitive with change in society.
  • Independent and autonomous with strong work ethic and internal drive.
  • Detail-oriented and data driven.
  • Highly organized and efficient.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Calm under pressure and good at team work.
  • English language fluency. Demonstrable experience working with foreign language partners, an advantage. If you do not, there is training support at Audible to increase your English skills.
  • Professional degree (minimum BA).

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

Amazon and Audible are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. They are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
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