Content Acquisition Manager - Podcasts - Amazon Company LONDON




Description


Amazon is changing the way people listen to music and podcasts. Amazon Music now offers a free-to-customer ad-supported listening experience, Prime members have ad-free access to over two million songs on-demand, subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited can listen to a catalog of over 70 million songs, and Amazon Music HD provides the highest quality streaming audio. We continue to innovate, building a world class audio experience around the world, by making strategic data-driven decisions that start with the customer.


We’re looking for a Content Acquisition Manager to join our team in Europe (London), with experience in podcast and/or spoken word content, to identify and on-board new podcast partners, negotiate content deals, secure additional rights from existing partners, and to help create and execute acquisition strategies across Europe.


The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of work experience in a content acquisition, licensing, or business development role with the ability to manage relationships with media executives from key European content providers.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify, prioritize, on-board and manage relationships with content partners

  • Execute mid to large-sized opportunities independently in support of larger team initiatives

  • Work closely with internal teams including Product, Legal, Finance and Marketing to achieve positive negotiation outcomes for Amazon and content providers

  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impair the team's ability to meet strategic, financial, and technical goals

  • Monitor the competitive landscape to help inform Amazon Music's strategic priorities and expansion opportunities

*** Role can sit in London, Munich, or Paris offices***



Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in a content acquisition, licensing, or business development role

  • Ability to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • A proven track record of setting and exceeding aggressive goals

  • Ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • BA/BS Required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of the podcast or audio landscape and associated business models

  • Experience in content acquisition within entertainment (TV, Film, OTT, audio, podcast or media)

  • Additional Languages skills including speaking 2+ languages perferred.

  • Self-starter who is customer obsessed, detail-oriented, and an enthusiastic team player

  • Ability to develop ideas independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong business judgment and demonstrated ability to think and act both strategically and tactically

  • Proven bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and create a sense of urgency in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

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