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Head of Creative Development

Company: Audible
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Los Angeles, California Head of Creative Development Brand & Marketing, Content & Audible Studios - Job ID 2346303 Apply Now 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.

As Audible Studios continues to revolutionize audio entertainment, we are seeking to hire a Head of Creative Development to manage the creative development team, oversee creative content, help shape the Audible original content's vision and voice, and develop and implement creative strategies. Reporting to the Head of Audible Studios, the Head of Creative Development will best help us differentiate and elevate our programming with podcasts, fiction and nonfiction; scripted and non-scripted content; new ideas for series and stories; and short- and long-form projects that go beyond the current boundaries of audio content. This also includes aligning creative and business goals, while supervising staff and budgets. In addition, the Head of Creative Development will inspire the generation of creative ideas, content and concepts, oversee development, planning and production, and seek new business opportunities that allow us to monetize, expand, and promote our content.

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, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively. You challenge the status quo, but are also able to learn from the past, and you have a strong intuition, the ability to "connect the dots" and comfort with ambiguity, while using fact-based arguments to support ideas. You are action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adaptable, with innovative approaches. You are able to negotiate new boundaries around the areas you own to achieve the best outcomes.

As a Head of Creative Development, you will---

  • Lead and manage the Audible Creative Development team
  • Effectively articulate strategy and influence the team and cross-functional teams to deliver on behalf of our customers
  • Problem-solve creatively with senior creative executives to ensure shows are delivered on time and within budget
  • Organize intake process and ascertain which content is ripe for Development
  • Work on Audible Original content slate; create high quality, must-listen stories that attract new listeners, retain existing audience and build loyalty to our Audible brand
  • Develop and oversee audio productions
  • Push the envelope of innovation in creating bold, original stories that appeal to different segments of our audience
  • 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
  • Deliver high quality content from concept to production
  • Think about user experience and usability, accessibility, and meeting user needs with content
  • Partner with internal teams, such as programming, data insights and marketing
  • Manage and build relationships both internally and externally
  • Drive outreach, reputation and revenue with content
  • Adapt existing content for new geographical locations
  • Proactively oversee processes and make timely decisions
  • Streamline communications between departments to simplify processes
  • Support, advocate, build and develop team and members
    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.

    Pursuant to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
    • 10+ years of managerial experience working in a media/new media, editorial or content leadership role within media
    • 10+ years of experience in creative development, production and or creative direction
    • Experience leading strategy, managing, and creating or producing content for a commercial audience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Experience working in a B2C industry, understanding and delivering on behalf of customers
      • Proven track record of managing a team of senior creative executives
      • Strong background overseeing projects from concept to completion
      • Excellent planning and organization skills
      • Ability to multi task and juggle massive workloads
      • A persuasive and passionate communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills
      • Knowledge of audio production, as well as the craft of audio and sound artistry
      • Ability to supervise, train and evaluate employees
      • Creative problem solving with thoughtful consideration
      • Excellent writing, speaking and "customer service" skills are essential
      • Is solution based and has a sense of urgency in resolving issues
      • Has integrity and a strong moral compass
      • Understands budget tracking and resource allocations
      • Shares knowledge and provides feedback
      • Is thoughtful with a high degree of emotional intelligence
      • Working well under pressure in a fast-paced digital environment
      • Understanding of the evolving media landscape

        Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us .

        Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $126,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $303,100/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site. Interested In Select a job category from the list of options. Select a location from the list of options. Finally, click "Add" to create your job alert. Select a Category Location
        • Brand & Marketing, Los Angeles, California, United States Remove
        • Content & Audible Studios, Los Angeles, California, United States Remove

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