Executive Director, Podcast Business Operations & Partnerships, Vox Media Studios at Vox Media (Remote)

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The Executive Director, Podcast Business Operations & Partnerships, will grow Vox Media’s podcast business by managing the line of business and spearheading new partnerships and initiatives to drive audience, revenue, and EBITDA growth. 

This role will regularly collaborate with a cross-functional team across the entire company, including colleagues from the editorial, revenue, marketing, finance, product, and analytics teams. 


WHO WE ARE

Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent studios producing premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners. Vox Media Studios is an Emmy-nominated full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, YouTube Originals, HBO, and CNN. Vox Media Studios is also home to the award-winning Vox Media Podcast Network and the Academy Award winning storytelling powerhouse, Epic.

Vox Media Studios is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Podcast business operations
    • Manage goals, KPIs, P&L, and budgets for the podcast line of business
    • Lead business performance reviews for brands, shows, and partnerships
    • Serve as the first point-of-contact to facilitate complex, cross-functional decision-making 
    • Manage executive reporting on revenue, audience, and general business performance
  • Content partnerships and M&A
    • Identify, structure, analyze, and negotiate new content partnership / M&A opportunities 
    • Manage existing content partnerships 
  • Growth initiatives and franchise expansion
    • Spearhead new initiatives that drive audience, revenue, and EBITDA growth
    • Lead the development and implementation of franchise expansion opportunities (e.g., video, brand licensing, etc.)

 

WHO YOU ARE

You have:

  • Experience in a strategy, consulting, finance, or business development role
  • A sharp analytical toolkit, with fluency in financial modeling 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Experience with client / partner management, and comfort with navigating a complex, matrixed organization in a cross-functional role
  • Reliable operational and execution skills, with the ability to drive multiple projects forward simultaneously
  • Expertise in the business of podcasts 

You are:

  • Excited to operate and grow a fast-growing line of business 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Proactive and a self-starter 
  • Passionate about podcasting

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

 

WHERE YOU’LL WORK

This job is remote. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.

 

WHY VOX MEDIA?WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here.

 

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team ([email protected]).

 

WHAT COMES NEXT

Our recruiting team will go through applications in a timely manner. Please note that our recruiting team will only contact you from @voxmedia.com email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here.

More Information on Vox Media
Vox Media operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Washington, WA. Vox Media was founded in 2011. It has 996 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 19 open jobs at Vox Media, click here.
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