Activation Director, UK & IE - 12-month fixed-term contract

  • London
  • Full-Time
Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 35,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has 12 local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

About the role
We have a new opportunity for an experienced Activation Director who is passionate about people, podcasts, and campaign operations to lead Acast's best in class industry relationships, leading a team of Campaign Managers, to ensure that our advertisers, media agencies and our podcasters have the best commercial experience. This is an integral role in Acast UK & Ireland as we continue our fast-paced growth journey. This is a 12-month fixed-term contract opportunity.

How you will contribute:
• Lead and motivate Acast’s team of Campaign Managers, ensuring that all commercial deliverables in the end to end sales process are completed to the highest standard across sponsorships and Acast creative campaigns
• Maintain and lead internal relationships with relevant Acast teams particularly Sales, Acast Creative and Ad Ops, supporting the delivery of the required quarterly sales targets, creative activations and campaign delivery 
• Work directly in a leadership capacity with our media agency partners and clients, alongside our Campaign Managers on commercial campaign delivery end-to-end, ensuring they have the best possible commercial experience with Acast
• Ensure our commercial comms to, and commercial relationships with our podcasters are of the highest standard
• Lead the Campaign Management team to ensure that the podcaster briefing process and the podcaster deliverables for advertisers are achieved on time and to a very high standard
• Manage and maintain relationships with third parties involved in the campaign delivery 
• Work directly with Acast's Global Sales operations team, to continuously optimise the campaign management process, leading on the adaptations where required
• Understand financial reporting, invoicing and margin management
• Lead and understand changes to the ASA and IAB regulations that may lead to changes in the way we work and implement any necessary amends
• Keep up to date with industry news and competitor activity

The ideal skills for this role include:
• Previous experience with motivating a team to be best-in-class and deliver exceptional campaign management within the advertising/marketing industry is ideal
• Experience in creating clear objectives and goals to maintain the high standards of a Campaign management team
• You are meticulous, have fantastic attention to detail, organisation and are timeline-obsessed
• Strong leadership skills to manage relationships with talent, agencies and advertisers at the highest levels is ideal
• A deep understanding of the advertising digital and programmatic landscape
• A switched on, proactive solutions-based attitude who thrives on creating and epitomising a culture of collaboration
• A concise communicator with a clear, confident and supportive leadership style is beneficial
• The ability to give and receive open, honest and constructive feedback to all internal and external stakeholders 
• Dedicated to maintaining a strong team culture and helping elevate standards of the both the UK & IE and global teams
• You display excellent judgment even under pressure
• Previous experience of hiring and developing great people and a demonstrable passion for their personal growth, success and well-being of your team
Why Acast? 
• The world’s biggest podcast company with the very best talent to collaborate with
• Work in one of the hottest mediums in the world right now
• Innovative and buzzy workplace, named one of Campaign Magazine’s Best Places to work, 2020 & 2021
• Unrivalled team culture
• Rewarding, fulfilling & hugely enjoyable work, with a variety of creators and clients

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!