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Acquisitions Editor

Title: Acquisitions Editor
Division: Content Acquisitions, reporting to the VP, Content Acquisitions
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Salary Range: Audible offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

Job Overview:
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Content Acquisition, the Acquisitions Editor will be responsible for acquiring premium spoken word audio content for distribution by the Audible Service and for managing the on-going relationships with content providers. The focus of the acquisition activities shall be on acquiring primarily audio book content whose demonstrable value is in increasing Audible revenues and profits, attracting new Audible subscribers and retaining subscribers, while maintaining and enhancing the premium quality characteristics of Audible’s overall content asset.

Key Accountabilities:
o Research and identify spoken word audio content that is consistent with company business and editorial objectives
o Negotiate audio book licensing terms with publishers, literary agents and authors
o Identify relevant trends that will impact content acquisition and marketing programs
o Work with Marketing & Merchandising Teams to merchandise content on the website
o Meet quarterly objectives consistent with the company’s objectives.

Skills/Experience Requirements:
o Bachelors Degree in literature, philosophy, history, journalism, media communications, languages or business related field.
o Five plus years experience in publishing, literary agency, television, film or music, negotiating rights agreements and managing relationships with content owners and creators
o Broad understanding of popular culture across all main media types
o Solid business analytical and transactional skills sufficient to understand the essential underlying deal term economics supporting proposed rights agreements with content owners and rights holders
o Independent self-starter attitude with a focus on excellence
Ability to operate in a high-energy, high-intensity and rapidly evolving environment

Database Software Development Engineer

Division: IT-Development
Location: Newark, New Jersey

Salary Range: Audible offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

Job Overview:

The Database Software Development Engineer is a hands-on, technical position whose primary responsibility is the design, and implementation of data centric software solutions in a UNIX/Oracle/Java environment. The position requires working closely with Development, Audio Engineering, Metadata, Business Intelligence, Operations, and Finance. This candidate is required to have excellent hands-on abilities with Oracle database server products running on Sun Solaris. The ideal candidate also will have experience with XML, Internet, and Java E-Commerce technologies in a Web Services/SOA environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Development of Oracle stored procedures, packages, and triggers that effectively implement business and application related functions.
  • To understand existing applications with an eye towards making optimizations and enhancements.
  • Develop both Relational and XML Data Models and data access layers that implement business requirements, and allow for future flexibility and enhancements.
  • Adhere to excellent software design principles based on encapsulation and information hiding.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • Evidence of having successfully transformed business requirements into data centric applications which include Oracle stored procedures, packages, and triggers as part of the eventual solution.
  • Evidence of having developed Data Models and data access layers that capture business requirements and relationships using both ER Modeling and XML DTD/Schema.
  • Evidence of detecting performance bottlenecks and debugging applications and the eventual recommendations and implementation of solutions to correct these flaws.
  • In-depth understanding of best-of-breed and emerging data technologies, standards, best practices, and their commercial application.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Have demonstrated a propensity to ‘think outside the box’, ask the right questions, and implement critical thinking when analyzing requirements, design, and implementation.
  • 5 years of Oracle Database development experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of Oracle SQL and PL/SQL. Experience in designing and optimizing Oracle stored procedures, packages, and triggers.
  • Experience in tuning SQL statements, using Oracle Explain Plan or other relevant tool.
  • Experience with Relational data modeling and XML DTD/Schema design. Experience implementing data access layers in a Web Services/SOA environment.
  • Solid experience with E-Commerce applications and Internet/Java technologies.
  • BS required. Further relevant business education a plus.