Careers Audiobooks Producer / Pre Production Support

Audiobooks Producer / Pre Production Support

The Company

Do you love working in audio but feel there must be more?

Do you want to take the step up to a new role that offers you more responsibility and variety?

Are you just a number in a big company, without any connection to your team, clients or leadership?

Do you want to use your talent in a unique agency, that’s in a sector which is the place to be right now?


This could be the perfect role for you!

We are an agency with audio at our core. We work with brands who want to do audio properly and help other agencies who don’t have in-house specialists.

We’re Spotify’s creative partner in the UK & North America. Our company client roster also includes Guinness, Audible, Penguin Random House, Cartoon Network and Amazon.

We have our own in-house studios and an amazing team of specialists who work across everything audio:

-Radio and Spotify commercials

-Fully immersive 3D audio creative

-Audio brand identity and storytelling

-Podcast production

-Audio media planning and buying

-Audiobooks

-Interactive audio experiences

We’re a mix of arty, geeky, techy, creative types who deliver exceptional products for our clients every single day. Diversity and inclusion matter to us and we are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, physical ability, neurodiversity and experience. We welcome your uniqueness.

We’ve gone from strength to strength in recent years, expanding both our team and our studio facility that we call home. Our amazing team are the heartbeat of the company and the reason we’ve been successful. We have pledged to invest in them more than ever before through training and development. In the last few years we’ve also donated time and money to Macmillan Cancer Support, The Malaria Foundation and Crisis and we intend to do a lot more.

We’re part of the SNK Publishing Group, based in London and New York, which also includes SNK Studios.

We’re continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and we always celebrate our successes along the way. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved so far but we’re not stopping there, as we’re now looking for a talented Account Manager to join our team.

Our Audiobooks department is really busy at the moment so we’re looking for an experienced Producer to join the business, who can also spend some of their time working with our incredible Pre Production team. This wide ranging role would give you experience of both in-Studio sessions and the client and pre-planning part of the department.



Our Culture

We're creative. We're honest and open. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves...and each other.

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan).

We always make time for each other and our clients. We live and breathe audio. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team.

We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub. We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.


Some of us like to dance but we all say please and thank you. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.

The person we are looking for

Required Skills

-Highly skilled in using ProTools or a similar DAW. You will be expected to use ProTools in house.

-Any recording/studio based experience.

-Excellent attention to detail, highly organised and a multi tasker.

-Ability to problem solve and work under pressure.

-Friendly, approachable and a team player.

-Passion for audio storytelling and literature.

-Must be eligible to work in the UK.



Optional Skills

-Previous experience working in Audiobooks production.

-Some sound design experience of any kind - construction of soundscapes or manipulation of -sound effects.

-Any other audio related experience, be it music, live sound or VO recording.

-Any history of admin experience, and a good understanding of the Google GSuite (now called Workspace) would help.

Key Responsibilities

Roughly 70% of your time would be spent on ‘Producing’, which would include:

-Recording and Directing the narrators and managing in-studio sessions using ProTools to record the books.

-Studio management: Setting up sessions, troubleshooting any issues and creating a comfortable atmosphere for producers and narrators in keeping with the personality of Red Apple


Roughly 30% of your time would be spent on ‘Pre Production Support’, which would include:

-Book prep and casting

-Client, agent and reader liaison.

-Handling some paperwork including Reader Agreements and Client Information Top Sheets.

-Working with all suppliers on their invoicing requests namely PO numbers and confirming finished run times

Essential Requirements

-Highly skilled in using ProTools or a similar DAW. You will be expected to use ProTools in house.

-Any recording/studio based experience.

-Excellent attention to detail, highly organised and a multi tasker.

-Ability to problem solve and work under pressure.

-Friendly, approachable and a team player.

-Passion for audio storytelling and literature.

-Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Optional Skills

-Previous experience working in Audiobooks production.

-Some sound design experience of any kind - construction of soundscapes or manipulation of -sound effects.

-Any other audio related experience, be it music, live sound or VO recording.

-Any history of admin experience, and a good understanding of the Google GSuite (now called Workspace) would help.

Bonus Points

-Fluency in other languages

Salary & Benefits

-£26,000-£30,000 depending on experience.

-Subsidised Bupa medical care

-Cycle to work scheme

-Various training schemes to help us all be better.

-25 days holiday plus bank holidays

-Sound Engineering Mentorship programme

-Extended Parental Leave policy

-Each site has trained mental health first aiders

Hours

9am – 6pm Monday to Friday (See below)

Please note: Future plans in the Audiobook dept may call for a review of working hours. This includes early evenings and occasional Saturdays being considered - applicants should be open to conversations in this regard’ (detailed in T&Cs prior to contract).



Apply

It’s really important that we are a right fit for each other. Therefore we usually have three chats online, on the phone or in person. This is so we can get to know each other properly which is really important for you and us, as we want you to be with us for a long time so you need to know it’s right for you.

If there is another way you’d like to do this that will really give you the chance to shine, please tell us if we get in touch to chat.

Please apply with the subject header “Audiobook Producer & Pre Production Support’ before 24.09.21.

Tell us why you’d like to join us and how you’d add brilliance to our team.

Previous applicants are welcome.

No agencies please, we already work with partners.

Thank you.



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