Head of Global Content Acquisitions at Storytel
Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming services. At Storytel we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. We offer hundreds of thousands of audiobooks and e-books to customers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. As we continue to grow, we are looking to strengthen our content team with a Head of Global Content Acquisitions.
About the role
You will work closely with and support the content acquisition team and the global rights team in their work with all Storytels markets to create the best content catalogue for that local market as well as building a global catalogue that will support all markets. Your responsibility is to together with the two teams make sure we supply the best stories to our customers and achieve the best deals for the stories we acquire.
This includes setting strategies around acquisitions, ensuring good relationships with our partners and rightsholders and to oversee that we have the best possible workflow internally to meet their demands and expectations.
The content acquisitions team and the global rights team will report to you. The former are focused on the distribution agreements between Storytel and a wide range of Publishers and the latter work with licensing stories that we produce and publish ourselves. These two teams support each market with clear KPI targets, data, agreement templates, negotiations and processes but they also license and acquire content on a global level.
You will also have a key role assessing possible new Storytel markets and M&A-opportunities in the content area, always with Storytels present and future customers in focus.
You will report to our Chief Content Strategy Officer and be a part of the global content team. You will have 6-7 direct reports to you through the two teams.
What we are looking for:
- Five or more years experience of working with rights and content acquisitions
- University degree in business/publishing or similar relevant field
- 4-5 years of publishing experience from the media industry
- A data-driven mindset with excellent communication skills
- Proven leadership experience preferably in a matrix organisation
- Strong negotiation skills
- Fluent in English
Relevant background and experiences are important, but we are also very much looking for the right person. We are looking for a person who knows the trends and movement of the storytelling universe, who likes to have a strategic overview but also pays close attention to the details and the interesting local variations. We believe you are extremely driven and very communicative and can easily cooperate with colleagues from different teams and cultures.
What we can offer
Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcomed. We like to do things in new ways and we like to question old truths. The Storytel culture – known for being welcoming and helpful – is important to us. We do not believe in hierarchy and micromanagement. We believe autonomy and responsibility is the best way to support and develop people’s talents and passions.
Does this sound exciting? Apply today and remember to tell us why you would fit in our team! We will read applications fast and hold interviews with candidates on an ongoing basis.http://mediejobb.info/head-of-global-content-acquisitions-at-storytel/AdministrationStockholm