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TuneIn

Lets people listen to music, sports and news from around the world.

Head of Talk
New York City, NY, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Meet TuneIn Content Team:
The Content Team at TuneIn is seeking an experienced executive to lead podcast programming and engagement for TuneIn's content platform. With 4 million podcasts available today at tunein.com, this executive will be responsible for building and collaborating on a long term vision and strategy in addition to managing current content initiatives.

What You’ll Do:
-Execute spoken word programming and engagement for TuneIn's platform
-Business development and strategic partnerships: establish and manage relationships with producers and secure content partnerships with major brands
-Measure and improve the breadth, depth and timeliness on every channel
-Create unique, compelling and cutting-edge content, studying TuneIn's audience and outside platforms to set listening goals and targets for each individual channel/format
-Collaborate with the marketing and branded content teams to curate custom stations for brand partners and advertisers
-Work cross-functionally and collaborate with the product, finance and sales to generate revenue-generating sponsorship opportunitiesIdentify, recruit, and hire a team of content format captains, on-air talent and producers to expand TuneIn’s O&O talk channels

Who You Are:
Our ideal candidate has crossed the intersections of entertainment and technology, business development, licensing, copyrights, contract negotiation and spoken word programming at a large network and/or digital platform and has the ability and willingness to pivot on a daily basis from strategic to tactical.
We seek a candidate with past experience and successes in three key areas:
-Strong chops in writing, storytelling, podcasts and the creative vision to outline and execute content strategy
-Robust network of contacts and artist/labels in the business of content creation
-Operational expertise in programming multiple content formats

Requirements:
-5- 10 years’ experience in the digital content business
-Knowledgeable and passionate about the history of podcasting and its connection with popular culture and trendsFunctional knowledge of operations, distribution, and marketing of podcasts
-Experienced in analytical study of ratings charts and using social platforms to use that data to help move the listening needle on TuneIn's custom channels
-Well-versed in new trends and emerging podcasts from within multiple genres and formats
-Possesses a broad understanding of, and descriptive language and metadata used, within the streaming audio industry
-Multi-tasker who can skillfully balance several projects simultaneously
-Experienced in managing outside vendors and leading internal teamsKnowledge of successful international radio formats in other countries is a plus

About TuneIn:
Bringing together a wide collection of sports, music, news, podcasts, and audiobooks including original, live, and on-demand content — into one app, TuneIn lets people find what they love while we help them discover new things. Streaming audio across devices everywhere to more than 60 million monthly active users, TuneIn is dedicated to changing the way people listen. TuneIn has over 100,000 radio stations and more than 5.7 million on-demand programs stemming from every continent and is available for free across 200 platforms and connected devices.

TuneIn Premium lets subscribers listen to the NBA, NFL, MLB, over 75k audiobooks, and commercial-free music stations. TuneIn is located in San Francisco, in the heart of the SOMA district, across from AT&T Park, and we also have a vibrant, growing office in Venice, CA with a full recording studio, where artists and personalities publish new content to the community every week. We’re well-funded by the most prestigious names in venture capital, including Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Google Ventures, Comcast Ventures and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).