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Tokyo, Japan

Production Specialist - 12 Month Contract

Content & Audible Studios   |   Job ID  2354997
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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 we are looking for a Production Specialist initially on a 12 month contract. To support the content team with making innovative and premium audio content, we are looking to engage a Production Specialist to work with our Tokyo based team. The role will support the Content Lead to manage and organize the production of content including talent management, efficient delivery of content from the studios and support with quality control.

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

Key job responsibilities
As the Production Specialist you will...
  • Work with content lead to plan and execute an efficient production flow and manage and maintain strong pipelines to serve objectives and KPIs of Japan Content team
  • Oversee a roadmap of content production projects coordinating prioritization and resourcing with internal and external project owners
  • Work in conjunction with stakeholders to execute infrastructure expansion and ensure tech supports expansion and product features
  • Ability to scope business and functional requirements for relevant stakeholders in order to create and enhance new systems process and tools
  • Change Management: Work with content lead to communicate upcoming changes to operational standard work based on tech and product enhancements
  • Manage all production flows and processes and seek for better & scalable content production process as needed
  • Know what a high quality audio experience should be and and set up production pathways to ensure the Audible quality standard is met, across a range of high-volue, content formats
  • Coordinate effectively among cross-functional teams, particularly Audible’s audio production team, in ensuring all deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • Work with Audible content producers on the workflow of editorial content through the Audible production pipeline, and making sure that all deadlines are met
  • Oversee all other elements to the editorial process
  • Keep inventory on all submissions, manuscripts and projects in development for the editorial team
  • Execute on behalf of the other team members on all production requirements needed across the services
  • Track production status and communicate updates to stakeholders
  • Partner with Content Operations in other market places to ensure the local Production team is setup for success with the latest/most effective tools and production trackers. Address bottlenecks by implementing production industry and company best practices
  • Production budget tracking
  • Create, Manage database of creators, narrators and directors. Find opportunity to expand Audible Studios network


  • Experience with program or project management
  • Passion for content, talent, creators and studios
  • Candidate should be self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, and work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under deadline, a talent for getting things done, and a teamwork oriented attitude required
  • Organize talent, director and studio database
  • Willing to conduct manual tasks to organize all data regarding production
  • Strong excel skills


  • Exceptional communication skills, a passion for customers and a great appetite for reading
  • Experience with a literary publication, magazine, website or publishing business
  • Ability to organize highly-diversified data
  • Ability to communicate in written and spoken English (nice to have) - if you do not, there is training support at Audible to increase your English skills
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