Managing Director - North America

New York
People & Operations – Administration: Admin Local CM
Full-Time Employee
Acast is the world leading technology platform for on-demand audio and podcasting with offices in Stockholm, London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris, Oslo and Berlin. We have over 150M monthly listens today, and are growing rapidly. At our core is a love of audio and the fascinating stories our podcasters tell.

We are a flat organization that supports a culture of autonomy and respect, and find those with an entrepreneurial spirit and curious mindset thrive at Acast. 

Our partners include the BBC, The FT, The Economist, Vice, Vogue, HuffPost, as well as 7,000 leading independent podcasters like My Dad Wrote a Porno, Canadian True Crime, Watch What Crappens, Forever35, and The Daily Tech News Show to name only a few. Founded in 2014, Acast is headquartered in one of the fastest-growing tech capitals in the world, Stockholm, Sweden. Our awesome staff of 150+ people worldwide is filled with talented developers and technologists, sales and marketing experts who are passionate about audio storytelling and being part of building the next big thing in tech. 

About the Role

We are now looking for an experienced sales leader and operator to join us as Managing Director for our North American region.

As the head for this key growth region, you oversee all ground operations (podcaster partnerships, SaaS and ad-sales, and marketing). You will be in charge of budgets, our current three offices, and the execution of the overall business strategy. You are supported by our global teams and C-suite across Sthlm, London, and NYC. 

The role is located in our TriBeCa offices in NYC and reports into the Chief Operating Officer, also conveniently located in NYC. 

Key responsibilities

    • Execute company, sales, content & marketing strategy for each market within the region set by Global Heads of Sales, Content, and Marketing
    • Full P&L & reporting responsibility for all markets within the defined region
    • Responsible for all local staff and office spaces
    • Consistent communication with global strategy leads (Business/Content/Sales/Marketing) for reporting and progress
    • Working with the People team to establish and maintain a healthy, thriving work culture 
    • Support the day-to-day work of Content, Sales, Marketing, Finance, People and Operations teams in all markets
    • Ensure all team members in the region are up to date and connected to the company vision and goals
    • Bring a positive attitude and lots of passion for the medium and the people

We believe that you are a strong, present and passionate leader that leads by energetic example. You enjoy empowering people to live up to the best version of themselves. You collaborate but are not afraid to make decisions to get things done and move forward for the best of the company and staff. You are a talented motivator and presenter and have a knack for getting people around you to join your cause. You can make spreadsheet models with your eyes closed and use data and a splash of intuition and experience to take action. You are bold and not afraid to make a mistake, learn from it and improve. You enjoy the limelight when necessary to put a friendly face to a press story. The team is the most important to you. 

We believe that you have extensive experience running sales or business development team on the publisher-side, with excellent knowledge of media from both a creative/editorial and commercial side.

You also hold excellent high-level contacts within the advertising and publishing industry from your previous work and are an appreciated co-worker, friend, team player and leader from all your previous employers. 

You love podcasts and want to be part of the next big thing in tech. 

End notes

Culture is our no.1 priority as a business. We believe people come first and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, fulfilling and developing culture. We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our great cause!

Do you want to be part of our ongoing journey? Apply now!