Senior Development Manager

  • Sydney
  • Full-Time
Acast is the world’s largest independent podcast company. Founded in 2014, the company has pioneered the open podcast ecosystem ever since – making podcasts available on any listening platform.

Acast provides a marketplace, helping podcasters find the right audience to monetize their content. When our podcasters make money, we make money.

Today, Acast hosts nearly 66,000 podcasts, with more than 400 million listens every month. The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

About the role
Acast is the world’s largest independent podcast company. Founded in 2014, the company has pioneered the open podcast ecosystem ever since – making podcasts available on any listening platform.
Acast provides a marketplace, helping podcasters find the right audience to monetize their content. When our podcasters make money, we make money.

Today, Acast hosts nearly 88,000 podcasts, with more than 400 million listens every month. The company operates worldwide and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

We are looking for an ambitious and passionate Development Manager to join our Creator Network team in Australia. You will be responsible for expanding our homegrown content network by identifying, approaching, pitching to and signing content partners - be that an influencer, a well-known comedian, a talent agency or an existing podcaster.

You will also help existing and new partners to develop new podcast formats, as well as oversee the management of content partners once signed.  As well as a strong knowledge of podcasting, you’ll be a fantastic pitcher and public speaker, a strong negotiator, and demonstrate a strong sensibility for what makes content commercial, as well as an appreciation of the rapidly evolving podcast landscape. 

We’re looking for someone ambitious, creative, personable, great at pitching, networking and a real self-starter. Experience working with talent is a plus. Most importantly - you must love podcasts.

What will you do?
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders in the podcast spaceIdentify areas for audience growth which includes identifying, approaching, pitching to and signing new content partners to Acast, as well as developing new podcasting talent and formats.
  • Build a pipeline of podcaster talent and negotiate contractual relationships with content providers (i.e. independent podcasters, talent agents/managers, networks).
  • Establish and oversee the management of high level relationships with current and future content partners with the support of the Partner Manager.
  • Attend regular partnership review meetings with podcasters.
  • Guide and assist content partners with integration into our system alongside the Customer Support team and Associate Partner Manager

  • Who you are?
  • Proficient knowledge and passion for Australian podcasting and the audio industry. 
  • Excellent pitching, presentation and problem solving skills. 
  • Proactive and highly organized 
  • Exceptional verbal and written interpersonal, relationship management and communication skills.
  • Team player who is collaborative, creative and highly motivated. 
  • Some experience working with talent directly and /or navigating the entertainment industry is preferred, with an emphasis on negotiating with agents, lawyers, and managers.
  • Some experience in audio, journalism, digital media, marketing or branded content is a plus.
  • We believe that in order to succeed in this role you should have an energetic positive attitude with an eagerness to learn and grow. You're motivated by working at a hugely exciting startup where you can exhibit your entrepreneurial spirit whilst working at a purposeful tech company. We value grit, self-starters and problem solvers. You are curious, analytical, organized and can produce high-quality work. Last, but not least, we think you believe in achieving your personal and company goals by working collaboratively which will achieve greater things than by working alone. At Acast we provide a great place to learn and develop in a hugely innovative workplace. A genuine interest in podcasting and digital audio content goes a long way.

    Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

    Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

    We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!