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Director, Audible Studios - Maternity Cover

Amazon

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  • Location
    London
  • Salary
  • Closing Date
    03 May 2019
  • Job ref
    15384805
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We are looking for a Director Audible Studios to join the team on a fixed term basis. As Director Audible Studios you will be responsible for leading and delivering the in-house production arm of Audible UK. The remit has a strong focus on delivering and iterating on Audible’s ambitious talent casting strategy in a rapidly changing media environment, as well as delivering a successful production service to the business by leading and developing the team of skilled production specialists.

This is a 12-month maternity cover fixed term contract, starting in mid-May 2019 and based in London. The role sits within the wider Content team at Audible UK. Under the direction of this role, the studio department needs to produce unique and diverse productions, ranging from single-voice audiobook recordings through to highly complex, A-list talent-lead multi cast scripted drama productions. Productions are originated, acquired and then briefed in to the studios team. It is their responsibility to deliver against the objective that was originally agreed when the project was commissioned, usually through high quality production techniques, ambitious and broad casting, and an efficient and cost-effective production model.

Key Responsibilities:
· Lead the internal studios team, ensuring they have the tools they need to meet their deliverables. Oversee the running of the recording studio facility, ensuring that we continue to create an environment that external talent, both acting and production, want to come and work in.
· Support the team in their negotiation of agreements with acting and production talent at all levels. Personally negotiate high-profile complex talent deals
· Deliver on the Audible UK casting and talent strategy, and ensuring that all internal stakeholders have visibility on progress and challenges.
· Track resourcing requirements against our production volume expectations and manage the team resource and potential growth accordingly.
· Work with key stakeholders in Content Marketing, PR, the content origination teams to deliver the potential and ambition for our key content output.
· Provide expert advice to the wider business about casting, up-and-coming talent and new opportunities, as well as communicating timelines and costs.
· Leverage your key industry contacts, and nurture and develop relationships with agents/ representatives.
· Maintain regular open channels of communication with your counterparts across the global organisation, ensuring visibility and alignment on strategy, deal-making and problem-solving
· Use your team, influence and network to continue to build an external resource of high quality production partners to support Audible’s output.
· Set high standards and leverage your experience to continue to establish Audible Studios as a leader of great content in the audio space.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
· Demonstrable experience in negotiating deals for top profile acting talent
· Demonstrable experience in casting in a creative media environment
· Team leadership and coaching experience
· A passion for the spoken word medium
· Excellent communication skills
· Ability to embrace ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, changing environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Demonstrable experience in negotiating deals for top profile acting talent
· Demonstrable experience in casting in a creative media environment, preferably including casting for voice
· Team leadership and coaching experience
· Experience of working in audio production
· A passion for the spoken word medium
· Commercial acumen
· Excellent communication skills
· Ability to embrace ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, changing environment
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