Head Of Podcasting

Manchester, Salary:Negotiable

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About Social Chain

This is Social Chain. A global social media agency. We deliver tangible results that have a long term transformational impact on progressive brands. We use the latest technology to drive strategy, the right minds to inspire creativity, and over 386 million people to maximise distribution. We currently have offices in Manchester, London, New York and Berlin. Interested in joining us? We’re always looking out for the next generation of talent to join our expansive team of creatives. We’re not looking for generic CVs, we’re looking for originality and a proven passion that grabs our attention.

Job Description

Social Chain / Media Chain are looking for a Head of Podcasting to lead on building our podcast offering. You and your team will be responsible launching and growing owned and client podcasts.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Managing and developing the podcast team and department 
  • Launching owned podcasts using internal and external marketing strategies to drive downloads 
  • Effectively monetising each podcast we launch through advertisement and sponsorship; working with the commercial team to do so 
  • Being responsible for the profitability of the department
  • Quality controlling all podcasts; including the audio, video and all channels that we market through 
  • Overseeing the part of the team that works on client podcasts; working on selling in more of these in order to scale 
Wider Responsibilities: 

  • Being a senior voice within the team; acting on behalf of Media Chain as a whole and contributing to wider business ideas and decisions.
  • Sharing knowledge of social & innovation regularly throughout the company via multiple communication channels.
  • Raising the profile of the Media Chain brands; speaking at events and pitches about trends, content strategy, audience, engagement, research pieces, what works on social etc.

Candidate Requirements

Requirements: 

  • Worked in audio / radio / podcasting for 5 years minimum
  • 2 years leadership experience
  • High - level audio recording & editing skills