Senior Manager, Podcast Business Operations

Full time Condé Nast Entertainment

Job Detail

  • Experience 4 Years
  • Qualifications Other

Job Description

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others. Condé Nast Entertainment was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.

Job Description

Conde Nast is extending into audio and looking for a business operations lead to oversee our sales and business operations, and manage all inventory, for Conde Nast podcasts. We are seeking a self-starter to help build our audio initiative from the ground up at Conde Nast. The Business Operations Lead should have deep podcasting knowledge on booking and optimizing campaigns, inventory management, and use of hosting and ad serving platforms.

Our top podcasts include “Broken Harts” from Glamour, “Foodcast” from Bon Appetit, “Inside the Hive” featuring Nick Bilton from Vanity Fair, “Gadget Lab” from Wired, and “The New Yorker Radio Hour” from The New Yorker.

What you’ll do:

  • Determine pricing and packaging strategies for audio products and podcasts

  • Efficiently manage podcast inventory for sales and promotional needs

    • Implement, book, review and optimize sales campaigns and cross-promotional spots

      • Review insertion orders and manage shifts when necessary

      • Manage podcast hosting and ad serving platforms

    • Determine and forecast available inventory

  • Monitor post-sales performance and work with sales teams to ensure client deliverables and benchmarks are met

  • Be the main point-of-contact for external partners to set rate card and pricing, communicate sales requests and details, and approve advertisers and track sales details and requirements

  • Develop processes, workflow and tools for efficient sales requests, approval and needs

    • Create a system to monitor inbound leads and track progress

  • Develop a dashboard or work within Salesforce to monitor inbound leads, and track progress of podcast sales and shows towards revenue goals

  • Produce and distribute monthly and quarterly revenue reports

  • Work with Podcast Growth Lead to build a Conde Nast Podcast Network for revenue opportunities and growth initiatives


  • 3 to 5+ years experience in podcasting sales operations and managing inventory

  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding business goals

  • Experience using podcast hosting and ad serving platforms such as Megaphone and CRM systems such as Salesforce and Ad Book

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytics skills to produce thoughtful reporting needed to assess business performance

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, be solution-oriented, meet deadlines and be dependable

  • A passion for podcasting and Conde Nast titles

  • Flexible and innovative thinking, with eye towards improvement and evolution

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