Executive Editor for Audible Originals
Heather Alexander, Executive Editor for Audible Originals and lifelong lover of children's literature and stories, spends a typical day evangelizing Audible's mission of defining and enhancing spoken entertainment, including for younger listeners. Read more about Heather's story and the trends she's seeing in audio for kids.
Senior Director of Acquisitions and Content Partnerships
Kristin Lang, Audible's Senior Director of Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, and her team work to acquire the rights to turn books, articles, stories or even viral videos into audiobooks. But her day to day is anything but simple, and rights deals happen at rapid-fire speed: A typical day for the publishing industry veteran includes ironing out multiple agreements with agents and authors; pitching new voices on why they should work with Audible; and coordinating with teams inside the organization to make acquisitions a success. Each day in her role, she says, "you have to be really nimble, creative and strategic."
Senior Global Program Manager for Customer Care
For Raphael Cedeno, Senior Global Program Manager for Customer Care, each day is “fresh and dynamic” as he helps develop innovative experiences for Audible's customers. When not being customer obsessed, he loves to experiment with new cuisines, whipping up amazing meals at home with his wife or heading out to sample a new restaurant with her and their two daughters.
Director of Business Affairs
As Director of Business Affairs, Jai Zende is responsible for Audible's content in one of the fastest-growing media markets in the world: India. While Indians are avid consumers of visual programming, audio content is not consumed as widely. Jai, who grew up listening to audio storytelling, decided to make it his life's work to get Indians into spoken-word content after 15 years in banking. He started India's first audiobook producer, booksTALK, and then moved with his family to Singapore when he joined Audible two years ago.
Sr. Original Content Program Manager
Dorothea Martin joined Audible in February 2018 to build up our Berlin team's Audible Originals program. When she's not in the office, she can be found out with friends, cooking fancy meals, playing around with her dog Paule or working on Adele's Salon, a pen and paper adventure she creates with Simone Veenstra.
Audible's Senior Program Manager
Colin Weir, Audible's Senior Program Manager, APAC Region, thrives on jam-packed days. As the father of two, he balances diaper duty with projects that span the Australia, U.S., India and Japan offices, a daily CrossFit workout and listening to uplifting audiobooks.
Senior Manager, Software Development
As Senior Manager of Software Development in Cambridge, Christine’s main responsibility is to grow a successful engineering team and empower the team to deliver great customer experience to Audible users on Alexa. Christine and her team enjoy an environment in which they are able to build relationships both in and out of the office through team outings and a variety of bonding events. This work culture encourages collaboration as they work towards solutions for Audible customers.
Software Engineer, Risk Management
Brendon gets excited by the challenges he and his team get to solve every day as they ensure that all content on Audible is protected and that subscribers’ accounts are secure from illegal downloads and any other threats. A self proclaimed “audio junkie,” contributing to a product and medium he loves so much motivates Brendon as he ensures Audible is able to be as safe as possible for its users.
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Shweta is responsible for testing the addition of new features for Audible on Alexa and ensuring that the features work as expected. She attributes the growth she’s made at Audible to the company’s culture of empowerment. Encouraged by managers that care and a supportive environment in which curiosity is endorsed, Shweta is able to do amazing work that she is proud of and ultimately improves the customer experience.
UX Director, Listening Experience
Matt’s mother was a reading teacher who passed her love of books on tape onto Matt. So, when Matt joined Audible, he was able to become part of the audio medium that he had been passionate about since a young age. His appreciation of storytelling drives the work he does with content providers and transforming their content into the listening experience Audible listeners know and love.
Noemi truly believes in the work Audible does, not only because of the positive impact the product has on customers, but also because of the investment Audible makes in local communities. Coming from the inner city community herself, the opportunities and care Audible offers students, particularly inner city students, means the world to Noemi. Working for a company that makes a difference inspires her work as a Product Manager, where she merges the technical side and the business side of the company to create a robust listening experience for all customers.
Software Development Manager, Mobile Apps
As a Software Development Manager, Chandana enjoys leading a team of mobile and web engineers. When not working hard to get the best technology into the user’s hands as quickly as possible, Chandana is a part of Women in Tech at Audible. She has felt tremendously supported both professionally and personally at Audible, and hopes to share that support and encouragement with future women in tech.