Manager, Podcast Network

  • 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper and is read in print and across desktop, mobile and tablet platforms by more than 6 million readers every week. Online, thestar.com is one of the most-visited newspaper websites in Canada. The Toronto Star is part of the Torstar Group of Companies.

Torstar Corporation is a broadly-based media company. Its businesses include the Toronto Star, six regional daily newspapers in Ontario including The Hamilton Spectator, and more than 70 weekly community newspapers in Ontario; flyer distribution services; and digital properties including thestar.com (with local editions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Halifax), wheels.ca, toronto.com, save.ca, a number of regional online sites. Torstar also holds a majority interest in VerticalScope, a North American vertically-focused digital media company.

Diversity & Inclusion
The Toronto Star is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Job Description

Main responsibilities

  • Leads a team of producers working on a variety of podcasts, to ensure projects are delivered on-time and on-budget
  • Works with a network of production freelancers to source, bid, and execute contracts related to podcast production
  • Works within TorStar to build and execute podcast treatments
  • Works within TorStar to communicate new podcast ideas to the Sales and Marketing teams
  • Generate new podcast ideas, as well as storytelling advice and counsel
  • Provide strategic counsel to the building of a TorStar podcast network
  • Responsible for coordination of pitches, products, and decision making related to new opportunities and to ensure that the various parties involved in the creation of a podcast are properly informed
  • Reports directly to the VP, Strategic Operations at TorStar

Qualifications

  • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Expert level knowledge of podcast process and pricing
  • Expert level understanding of Torstar O/O, as well as central coordination
  • In-depth knowledge of podcast industry, companies, market, and competitors 
  • Strategic marketing experience
  • Strong creative skills, including writing, producing, and formatting
  • Experience in Go-To-Market strategies and Sales proposals

Additional Information

What are the Perks?

  • Conveniently located in downtown Toronto (1 Yonge Street)
  • The opportunity to be part of an exciting company grounded in history while striving to be at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you'll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment.

And let’s not forget the AWESOME PEOPLE!

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

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