Acast was founded in 2014 and is the world’s largest independent podcast company.
A pioneer in the open podcast ecosystem, Acast’s powerful podcast monetization marketplace delivers for
creators and advertisers alike. Advertisers can efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners through
dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities — including
paid subscriptions through Acast+ — and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
If you listen to a podcast hosted with Acast and hear an ad, it’s Acast delivering that audio behind the scenes
— and sharing revenue with the podcaster.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2021, had 3.75 billion listens on Acast-
connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts 40,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm,
Sweden and the Company has nine local subsidiaries in the UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany,
Ireland, Mexico and Canada.
At Acast, we help more podcasters make more money. Therefore, the products you build with us help podcasters reach, convert, engage and retain listeners that will love them, so they can grow their audience and make more money. Ensuring podcasters are successfully growing their audiences and making more money is at the core of everything and everyone at Acast.
Be part of a thriving, open ecosystem
Podcasting is built on RSS, which not only puts the creators in control of the relationship with their listeners but also allows them to reach everyone no matter where in the world they are, what operating systems, devices or listening platforms they use. Acast’s product offering is built on top of RSS feeds and thrives on the open ecosystem of podcasting.
About the role
We are looking for a Senior Product Manager to lead our podcast memberships product team, which is obsessed with helping podcasters make more money through direct support from their listeners.
The team is specifically responsible for our growing podcast membership offering, Acast+. With Acast+, we provide podcasters the tools to create and promote their memberships, then directly share these benefits to their listeners. With Acast+ being built on RSS-feeds, we have numerous opportunities to grow a membership audience from a podcaster also receiving ad revenue, and then easily reach listeners on all types of platforms.
This is your chance to join an established team and further evolve the product to ensure podcasters get the best possible results out of their memberships and convert the best audiences. Based in the US, this role will also develop close relationships with Acast colleagues all around the world.
As an outcome-focused organization, we empower all product managers to create a roadmap that helps us achieve our goals that will ultimately allow podcasters to grow their audiences and make more money.
What you will do
•Drive the roadmap for the team based on a shared product vision and strategy
•Be a pro with the build-measure-learn cycle, and champion it for your products throughout Acast
•Regularly meet with podcasters and listeners to understand their needs and problems
•Align with colleagues across the business not just around priorities and releases, but around collaborating toward the same product goals
•Take an outcome-focused approach to product development
•Work with your team to optimize for day-to-day execution and empower them to work independently
•Work closely with an Engineering Manager to ensure that your team is strong, healthy and happy
•Be an active part of a thriving, passionate team of other product managers
•Execute refined go-to-market strategies for new features together with product marketing
Who you are
•Prior experience with memberships, within or outside the world of podcasting
•You love podcasting and helping creators be successful in growing their audiences and making more money
•You are a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion, amplifying the underrepresented voices in podcasting
•You have solid experience in product management, a track record of creating products that people love and a passion for product management strategies for creating effective team conditions
•You’re data-informed in your approach to product management
•You're experienced working with Agile teams and obsessed with making teams the most effective they can be
•You are fluent in both written and spoken English, and enjoy communicating with stakeholders in a variety of formats and methods
•You exemplify Acast’s value of people coming first
• Openness to travel to the New York office or Stockholm office from time to time as Acast is a global company and you will have stakeholders across the globe
Where you will be
•Most of our teams are hybrids with some members co-located in offices and some working remotely. With a remote-first way of working we want you to feel productive regardless of work location.
•Where? For this role, it can be within the US
•Working hours? This team will operate within the US time zones for collaboration.
Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.
Culture is our number one 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’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.
We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!