Audible
We Unleash The Power of The Spoken Word
Newark, NJ

Content Programming Specialist

| Greater NYC Area
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Job summary
Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
In this role, you will be responsible for the daily maintenance and accurate upkeep of Audible's inclusive content slates and project trackers, sourcing information from a variety of departments and databases in partnership with the team's Scheduling Specialist. You'll communicate these details across teams, providing consistent and clear updates and insights. This role reports into the Inclusive Programming Lead and will support their efforts in creating new programs, curating slates tied to seasonal moments and trends, partnering cross-functionally to fill gaps in our catalog, and providing audience insights and opportunities. The Content Programming Specialist will hold a multifaceted role that helps determine and execute Audible's strategic initiatives with respect to its inclusive content programming, working with internal and external content partners on opportunities to create, acquire, and amplify spoken word titles from traditionally underrepresented voices.
ABOUT YOU
You are obsessed with details. You thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume, collaborative environment, excel at follow through, possess excellent communication skills (written and verbal); and will jump at the opportunity to take on new challenges. Your mission (and ours) is unique and powerful: fill hearts and minds with premium audio content that entertains, informs, and enriches.
As a Content Programming Specialist, you will...
  • Provide the accurate entry, upkeep, and communication of Audible's productions from underrepresented communities and that ladder into our Hear My Story initiative.
  • Surface new content creation, acquisition, or partnership opportunities for creatives from underrepresented and marginalized communities.
  • Mine the existing content catalogue for opportunities for amplification that authentically align with relevant communities.
  • Stay abreast of entertainment trends and what's happening in the inclusive content landscape outside of Audible.
  • Help maintain a programming calendar across content verticals that speaks to relevant cultural touchpoints.
  • Coordinate closely with members of the content teams at Audible to maintain consistency in messaging, clarity on goals, and content needs for our audiences.
  • Continue to improve upon processes to ensure the accurate tracking and communication of release dates, title management, and upcoming opportunities.
  • Support manager in monthly slate meetings, bi-weekly cross-functional team meetings, and ongoing research and insights requests with organization, preparation, note taking and follow-up.
  • Provide similar range of support for kids content programming, but to a smaller degree.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications
  • Hands-on experience and comfort with the Office suite of tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) as well as other systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • 3+ years' work experience, preferably in a direct-to-consumer or programming capacity in the entertainment space.
  • Quick to learn/adapt to internal tools and processes for maximum impact.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail at high volume.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people both inside and outside the immediate department.
  • A desire to find the most efficient ways of doing things - whether that means innovating current processes, or seeking out how to improve them.
  • Comfort working in a highly matrixed organization where collaboration is required to drive projects forward, frequent and clear communication is muscle memory.
  • Ability to manage a large and ever-changing workload with grace and efficiency is a must, as well as a continuing sense of urgency.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks and to work independently as well as with supervised direction.
  • Appreciation of audio entertainment.

ABOUT AUDIBLE
At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word.
Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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Where we are

Our Story Starts at our Global Headquarters in Newark Since moving our headquarters to Newark, New Jersey in 2007, we’ve fallen more in love with our thriving and inspiring neighborhood. Just a quick walk to Newark’s cultural district and a short ride to New York City.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • AWSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Frameworks
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • Amazon RDSDatabases
    • Amazon RedshiftDatabases
    • Amazon ElastiCacheDatabases

What are Audible Perks + Benefits

Audible Benefits Overview

We offer a wide range of exciting benefits for our employees; some vary depending on our locations. Please visit our careers site at www.audiblecareers.com for a more detailed benefits information.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
[email protected] (our Black Employee Network), AudiblePRIDE, [email protected], [email protected], Women In [email protected], and [email protected]
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Audible

What are some social events your company does?

Volunteering regularly is organic. It’s gratifying to help create opportunities for others and to know I share that common interest with the people I work with every day. I say it all the time, but it’s why I really love working here. Audible fosters and encourages contributing meaning beyond my day-to-day work. It’s in our company’s DNA.

Eliot

Senior Director, Tech Program Management

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re able to harness market-leading tools and datasets while benefiting from the employee experience made possible by Audible’s distinctive culture. To be able to employ cutting-edge machine learning technology with a mission is really unique. It’s a playground for us! Every day is a pretty unique opportunity; it doesn't happen everywhere.

Jiun

Director, Data Science

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

There is constant learning. Even with being here for 15 years, I’ve never felt bored, even for a single day. Every day I’m learning something new that keeps me going. I’ve been on the iOS team, Android team, the services side and now I’m leading the content publishing team. So, it’s end to end and always an opportunity to learn and grow.

Sailaja

Senior Director, Software Development

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

A collaborative culture like ours fosters productive conversations that enable our team to deliver new ideas faster. We go into meetings and have healthy debates with diverse, and sometimes strong, opinions. But we always think about what's right for the customer. Experimentation is critical. We have to move, fail, and innovate fast.

Sureshmi

VP, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve seen a lot of my colleagues shift from different roles within QA. Audible provides incredible opportunities for engineers to grow their skills, from soft skills through training to grow professionally. A lot of opportunities exist, and our mentorship program has really facilitated that.

Dillon

Sr Quality Assurance Engineer II

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