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Acquisition Manager Audiobooks/Lektor Hörbücher (m/f)

Acquisition Manager Audiobooks/Lektor Hörbücher (m/f)

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Job Description

Hey – there’s a revolution going on! A revolution in digital entertainment. Every day millions of people around the world choose to be more thoughtfully entertained, informed and educated by listening to fascinating stories and all forms of fictional and non-fictional content on their smartphones and other mobile devices.

Audible GmbH, an Amazon company, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s content offering comprises more than 200,000 audiobooks and audio plays from 800 publishers. Titles downloaded from Audible are compatible with hundreds of mobile devices, including the iPhone and Android smartphones. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store.

Based in Berlin, Audible GmbH is looking for an Acquisition Manager Audiobooks/ Lektor Hörbücher (m/f) who is responsible for defining the program of our internal audio publishing strategy through licensing the relevant rights from German book publishers. You have full product responsibility from acquisition to royalty payments. As ideal candidate, you combine a profound knowledge of the German book industry, a broad overview about commercially relevant German authors and publications and a substantial experience in project calculation and controlling.

This position is a maternity leave replacement starting in September 2017 and lasting around 15 months.

Main responsibilities:
  • Research for attractive book content to be realized as audiobook, evaluate its commercial potential and select the best content quality for our customers.
  • Manage partnerships with publishers, agents and authors and negotiate business and legal terms.
  • Sales reports, market stats and customer demand analysis are the basis for your title selection - such analytical tools and your intensive financial controlling of the products and your licensing partnerships help you to permanently improve our program strategy and title selection.
  • Support our production team with the audio recording coordination and develop in close cooperation with marketing team the ideal strategy to market our audiobooks.

Notwendige Qualifikationen

Your profile:
  • Experience in a highly scaled, expanding and fast moving environment in the fields of editorial program development and rights & licensing in the book industry.
  • Your affinity to digital products and e-commerce enables you to transfer these experiences beyond the physical product world.
  • Deep understanding of the German book industry and an overview about trends in the audiobook segment.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation complement your elaborated know-how about contract negotiation and legal questions in the licensing field.
  • The comfort in using data analytics to drive business strategy in combination with a dedicated hands-on mentality and solution orientation.
  • Reliability, being proactive and a clearly structured approach are the nature of your work.
  • Appropriate educational background including excellent written and verbal skills in German and English.

Wünschenswerte Qualifikationen

Sounds interesting? If you are looking for a new challenge in an innovative company, where you will have the opportunity to shape and influence the business with the results of your work, where you will be surrounded by an engaged and fun team, Audible is your next stop! Do not hesitate to send us your application with all details together with your cover letter.