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Advertising Operations Manager
Indianapolis, IN
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This is a full-time, in-person position and can be completed in either Indianapolis, Indiana, or New York, New York. Travel will be required for this position. 

About Us:

audiochuck is an Indianapolis-based media company focused on bringing our fans edge-of-your-seat storytelling that speaks to the latest generation of podcast listeners. Since December 2017, we’ve been creating and producing compelling content that leaves you craving more. We’ve produced multiple shows that have premiered at #1, racking up hundreds of millions of downloads a year.

audiochuck is a young, fast-growing, and dynamic company that rewards its employees, regardless of age or experience, according to the work they do. We are committed to developing internal talent and fostering a long-term team of talented media professionals. Advocacy is an essential part of the audiochuck culture. We are passionate about using our platform to make a positive difference in people’s lives by using our time, money, and resources to advocate for victims and families.

About Our Next Advertising Operations (Ad Ops)  Manager:

audiochuck is ready to take our sales and advertising operations to the next level! We are seeking a proactive and passionate professional to truly own and manage our key stakeholder and advertiser relationships as well as our ads process from end to end. We are looking for someone to analyze ad placement and sales data, identify industry and partner trends, and provide insights to enhance ad partnership strategies. This person will also be responsible for aligning sales operations with overall business objectives, and facilitating communication between sales, marketing, finance, and other departments to maximize ad performance and listener satisfaction.

What this role will bring to the table:

  • Sales and Marketing Knowledge: Understanding of sales and marketing strategies to help identify potential partners, tailor offerings, and effectively promote partnership initiatives.
  • Relationship Building: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with partners are essential. Experience in sales, business development, or account management is preferred.
  • Communication Expertise: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are crucial. Partnership managers need to convey ideas clearly, negotiate terms, and address any concerns that may arise.
  • Negotiation Skills: Experience in negotiating terms, agreements, and contracts to ensure that partnerships are established on favorable terms for both parties.
  • Strategic Thinking: Experience in aligning partnership initiatives with an organization's overall goals and strategies and identifying how partnerships can contribute to growth and success.
  • Previous Partnership Experience: Previous roles involving partnership development, management, or business development will provide a solid foundation for this role.


What audiochuck will bring to the table:

  • Commitment to intentional leadership development for all employees
  • Dedication to company culture and promoting mental health
  • A talented team of collaborative and passionate employees to support your work
  • An appreciation for diverse work experience and backgrounds
  • A chance to work on shows from a leading network for true crime podcasts
  • Competitive base salary and bonus incentives
  • Comprehensive benefit plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan with match
  • Paid time off
  • Team events and activities
  • Relocation package, where applicable 


What You’ll Do:

  • Ad Execution Management: Manage the ad process from beginning to end - including vetting advertisers, ensuring buy-in from ad agency and hosts/talent, facilitating ad recordings and ensuring ad audio delivery. 
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Analyze sales data to identify trends, track performance against targets, and provide insights to sales leadership for informed decision-making. Generate regular and ad-hoc reports to monitor key metrics and performance indicators.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with other departments, such as marketing, finance, and operations, to ensure alignment and collaboration on initiatives that impact sales processes and outcomes.
  • Budget and Resource Management: Participate in budget planning and resource allocation discussions, ensuring that sales operations have the necessary resources to function effectively.
  • Ad Customization: Manage custom segment requests from advertisers and brands by working closely with our partners to manage custom opportunities from ideation to execution. 
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in sales operations to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the sales organization.
  • Identify Potential Partners: Research and identify potential partners that align with the organization's goals and values. This involves understanding the market, industry trends, and potential collaborators.
  • Build Relationships: Initiate and foster relationships with potential partners. This involves networking, attending industry events, and engaging in meaningful conversations to establish rapport.
  • Create Value Propositions: Develop compelling value propositions that outline the benefits and opportunities partners can gain from the collaboration.


Does this role sound like you? If so, please submit your resume along with a cover letter that briefly answers the questions below. 

  • Why are you interested in working with audiochuck?
  • How does your previous experience relate to this role?
  • What is a cause / issue you're passionate about solving?


Work location: This role is a full-time onsite, in-person position located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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