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Content Acquisition Specialist - Audiobooks (m/f)

Content Acquisition Specialist - Audiobooks (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 Content Acquisition Specialist - Audiobooks (m/f) who is responsible for supporting our internal audio publishing strategy through licensing the relevant rights from German book publishers. You support the content team throughout the process from acquisition to marketing. As ideal candidate, you combine a knowledge of the German book industry, a broad overview about commercially relevant German authors and publications combined with a business focus.

This position is a maternity leave replacement lasting until January 2019

Main responsibilities:
  • Research for attractive book content to be realized as audiobook and select audio books from other audio publishers to provide the best content quality for our customers
  • Maintain partnerships with publishers, agents and authors and negotiate business and legal terms
  • Acquire licenses and rights for audiobook covers
  • Support our production team with the audio recording coordination and help the team with various administrative tasks.

Notwendige Qualifikationen

Your profile:
  • First professional experience in the publishing or media industry
  • Your affinity to digital products and e-commerce enables you to transfer these experiences beyond the physical product world.
  • Good understanding of the German book industry and an overview about trends in the audiobook segment.
  • Accuracy and detail orientation complement your expertise about negotiation and licensing.
  • 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.