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Podcast Partner Specialist

Amazon

Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.

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Imagine being a part of an agile team where your ideas have the potential to reach millions. Picture working on cutting-edge consumer-facing products, where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process. Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Welcome to Amazon Music, where ideas are born and come to life as Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, and so much more.

Come innovate with the Amazon Music team!

Amazon is changing the way people listen to music and podcasts. Amazon Music now offers a free-to-customer ad-supported listening experience, Prime members have ad-free access to over two million songs on-demand, subscribers of Amazon Music Unlimited can listen to a catalog of over 70 million songs, and Amazon Music HD provides the highest quality streaming audio. We continue to innovate, building a world class audio experience around the world, by making strategic data-driven decisions that start with the customer.

Amazon Music offerings are available in countries around the world, and our applications support our mission of delivering music, podcasting, and audio entertainment to customers in new and exciting ways that enhance their day-to-day lives.

We are seeking an experienced, collaborative and enthusiastic person for the position of Podcast Partner Specialist to join our team, with experience in podcast and/or spoken word content, to identify, onboard and engage new podcast partners and creators. This person will build meaningful relationships with podcasters and will assemble and provide educational resources to ensure creators are positioned for success on Amazon Music. They will be focused on creators that require specialized support due to their size, influence, or unique content characteristics, working closely with Programming, Social, and Marketing to help identify and troubleshoot creator challenges and manage overall creator sentiment. The ideal candidate will be self-driven and have a combination of experience and attitude that will help them thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment built around a strong, innovative culture.

Additional locations include: [New York, New York], [Los Angeles, California], [San Francisco, California]

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with podcast partners to ensure they are being provided seamless white-glove customer experience by maintaining scheduled communications and alignment on cross-promotional opportunities. This includes monthly, bimonthly, quarterly and ad hoc partner calls, focused on building on the relationship and learning more about partner priorities.
  • Work with programming lead to maintain the Amazon Music podcast release calendar, content descriptions and promotional plans.
  • Discover standout emerging podcasts, trends and innovations in podcasting to inform editorial roadmap.
  • Be an expert on explaining the product and value prop to both experienced and emerging podcasters.
  • Develop and manage project plans for multiple projects simultaneously keeping all details in line.
  • Liaise with stakeholders on teams including Marketing, Design and PR to execute on sponsorship events that amplify and increase awareness of Amazon Music.
  • Negotiate and secure creative cross-promotional campaigns with creators that are sustainable with limited inventory, but maximize impact.
  • Execute promotional campaigns by coordinating approvals with podcasters, scheduling placements and tracking performance.
  • Attract and build partnerships with creators, identifying imaginative ways to use Amazon Music tools to drive engagement with creators on Amazon Music.
  • Work with Product team to encourage features that improve partnerships and creator tools.
  • Develop and coordinate creator education programs to ensure consistent engagement, making sure the independent podcast community knows how to onboard and blockers are removed from mass adoption. You’ll work directly with the Podcast Relation Lead to creatively translate internal narratives into clear, compelling and visually interesting presentations for podcasters, publishers and hosting providers that can be adapted globally.
  • Work with hosting providers to create bespoke campaigns for their network of creators based on category and cross-promotional power.
  • Contribute to weekly/monthly reports on content pipeline and project and status.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a content partnerships, podcasting, or a creator education role with the ability to manage relationships with content creators
  • Deep understanding of the podcasting and creator ecosystem
  • Excellent writing abilities across a diverse range of online platforms
  • Ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Self-starter who is customer obsessed, detail oriented, and an enthusiastic team player
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to drive your own work independently, leading multiple projects with many stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in achieving aggressive short, medium and long-term goals
  • Passion for creating innovative solutions and educational materials for creators

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about podcasts and the creator community
  • Experience identifying and pitching to potential partners and effectively leading a large number of partner accounts
  • Experience building and executing against a pipeline of targets
  • Experience working collaboratively with Product, Programming and Marketing teams

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon 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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