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, and the Company has 12 local subsidiaries across the globe.
In the UK and Ireland, Acast works with the regions' biggest podcasts including: Off Menu, Sh*gged Married Annoyed, The Blindboy podcast, Table Manners with Jessie Ware, Growing Up With gal-dem and the Adam Buxton podcast, as well as global publishers including the Guardian, Financial Times, News UK and the Economist to name a few.
We are now looking for an experienced leader and operator to join us as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. We are the market leader in this region, and we are looking for someone to absolutely ensure we maintain & grow this position in 2022 and beyond. You will oversee all market operations; podcaster (including publisher) partnerships, ad-sales, and marketing. You will be in charge of the execution of the overall business strategy, local budgets and P&L, and be responsible for our UK & IE-based staff, their wellbeing, our culture in this market and the UK & IE office space. You are supported by our global teams and C-suite across Stockholm and NYC. The role is located in 180 Soho Works, London and reports into the Chief Operating Officer, who is based in New York.
Your responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:
Execute company, sales, content & marketing strategy for each market within the region set by our C Suite and Global Heads of Sales, Content, and Marketing
You will have full P&L & reporting accountability for UK & IE
Responsible for all UK & Ireland staff and office spaces
Consistent communication with global strategy leads (Business/ Content/ Sales/ Marketing/ People Ops) for reporting and progress
Working with the People team to establish and maintain a healthy, thriving work culture where people's well-being is central
Support and align with the day-to-day work of Content, Sales, Marketing, Finance, People and Operations teams in all markets
Ensure all team members in the region are up to date and connected to the company vision and goals
Bring a positive, supportive attitude and lots of passion for podcasting and the people
Be able to operate at the highest level as external ambassador
We believe that you are a strong, present, empathetic and passionate leader that leads by energetic example, who enjoys empowering people to live up to the best version of themselves. You collaborate but are able to make high level accountable decisions to get things done and move forward for the best of the company and staff. You are a talented motivator and presenter, have a knack for getting people around you to join your cause and a deep understanding of what teams and people need to do the best job they can. You are bold and not afraid to make a mistake, learn from it and improve. You enjoy taking a high profile ambassadorial role and putting a friendly face to a press story. It is however the team, their success and wellbeing that is the most important to you. You want every single employee to feel that this is the best job they have ever had! It is an essential requirement of this role that you are dedicated and passionate about creating a diverse, representative, inclusive and equitable workplace.
You have extensive experience running sales or creator based large teams or business, with excellent knowledge of the media, marketing, creator and publisher landscape. You must be passionate about the creator economy, and Acast's mission within podcasting. We are looking for someone with a background that brings innovation and wants to be part of one of the most exciting companies in tech.
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!