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Director, Gimlet Creative at Gimlet Media
Brooklyn, NY, US

The Company

Gimlet Media tells stories through audio.  Our roster of podcasts includes critically-acclaimed shows like Reply All, StartUp, Crimetown, Homecoming, and The Nod.  We have top editorial, sales, and business teams that work together to create experiences that help listeners better understand each other and the world around them. We are looking for ambitious, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.

We come from diverse backgrounds, brought together by the desire to create amazing experiences for listeners, and a shared belief in working hard, embracing creativity, and supporting one another. At Gimlet, good ideas matter more than titles. People who tackle problems with creative solutions, and who love the energy of a collaborative, team-oriented creative process thrive here.

Gimlet offers a comprehensive slate of benefits. We cover 100% of employee and family premiums for medical and dental insurance, and we offer vision insurance at a low cost. Other benefits include pre-tax commuter, medical and dependent care FSA accounts, 401(k), unlimited vacation, and an annual training reimbursement.

The Team

Gimlet Creative is our audio advertising agency, the division of Gimlet that helps brands find their voice in audio.  We create award-winning advertising creative, longform branded podcasts, voice content, live events and more. We work with brands like Ford, P&G, Gatorade, HPE, and Tinder to create a holistic audio strategy and deliver breakthrough custom content. For each campaign, we craft innovative audio stories tailored to engage and entertain listeners.  Our competition isn't just other branded products -- we strive to make the best podcasts overall for our brand partners. DTR, our series for Tinder, was named one of the best podcasts of 2017 by Atlantic Magazine and our Blue Apron podcast is nominated for a James Beard Award.  

The Gimlet Creative team is a tight-knit and highly collaborative group who work with teams across the entire company -- from hosts and engineers, to sales reps and strategists. We work in an exciting, innovative, fast-paced environment and we prize creative, solution-oriented people who are flexible, collaborative, and down-to-earth.  

The Job

The Director of Gimlet Creative is the leader of Gimlet Creative and its team of producers, marketers, audio engineers, and strategists.  In this role, you will lead our efforts to define the future of advertising in audio, across strategy, creative, and operations. You will mix business and creative leadership.  Ultimately you are responsible for every part of Gimlet Creative’s output, from a custom campaign on Gimlet’s network, to a long-form series for our partners, to live events, voice integrations, and the full series of digital and social extensions surrounding our audio products.  

A successful leader here is intimately aware of the podcast landscape and market and has deep knowledge of the creative and production process. You do not need an audio background per se, but you must have demonstrated success leading creative teams to produce innovative, breakthrough content, on deadline. You must understand the possibilities and limitations of production and be able to provide informed decision-making on what is and is not possible.

We're looking for the kind of person who has demonstrated success in scaling teams while maintaining the highest level of quality; you're a solutions-oriented leader and collaborator who enables and supports members of the team to do their best work and solve problems for clients.  You're intuitive, empathetic and charismatic. An honest, but sensitive broker. You communicate clearly and effectively whether in one-on-one conversations with team members, presenting to a room full of clients, or writing emails and proposals.

You will work closely with Gimlet’s President, CMO, and VP of Brand Partnerships on the short-term and long-term strategy for Gimlet Creative. You will continuously explore how to evolve and scale GC’s ad products and services. You set the standard, values and long-term vision for Gimlet Creative and you are ultimately responsible, jointly with sales, for Gimlet Creative’s annual revenue goals.

What You Have

  • 10+ years of experience in a creative field (i.e. journalism, TV, digital, or advertising)
  • An in-depth understanding of how the branded audio space is evolving across podcasts, music streaming, smart home devices, in-car dashboards, and more
  • A vision for the future of audio advertising, and a drive to keep Gimlet Creative at the leading edge
  • Experience working with both B2B and B2C advertisers
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and scale creative teams, and own a P&L
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline
  • The ability to receive and implement feedback as part of a highly collaborative work environment
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both within Gimlet and externally
  • A proactive attitude and "let's solve this" orientation. You’re both a doer and an ideas person

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. This is a full-time position based in our Brooklyn, NY offices.

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