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Requisition Number 18-0165
Post Date 4/6/2018
Title Director of Audio Productions
Organization Name Macmillan Audio
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC
Requirements
Position Description:

Responsible for coordinating, managing and supervising all elements necessary for creation of all the master recordings for Macmillan Audio’s adult and children’s publishing programs and ensuring quality.

Major Responsibilities:

• Manage and supervise producers
• Collaborate with rest of Audio team to optimize productions and bonus material
• Negotiate with talent agents and outside vendors
• Supervise freelance producers, engineers and talent
• Work with managing editor to ensure that all deadlines are met
• Work closely with authors to determine the best narrator/s for audiobook productions, and to make sure the audiobook honors both the original text and the author’s wishes.
• Strategic planning for workflow and best practices for audiobook production

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Must have excellent knowledge of English usage, and good editorial skills.
• Strong negotiation skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines.
• Ability to delegate effectively
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent skills for dealing with complex and nuanced situations
• Good knowledge of audio technology

Experience Needed:

• 5+ years of related experience

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree
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