Associate Acquisitions Editor

Job description

We’re building the future of reading and listening. Join us.

Thank you for your interest: We will begin reviewing candidates April 1st.

Serial Box creates short, immersive stories that you can listen to or read on our app and website. We produce completely original series and tell official new stories around storyworlds like BBC's Orphan Black and characters like Marvel's Black Panther and Jessica Jones.

Our investors have backed companies like Gimlet, Glossier, Slate, Warby Parker, Hotel Tonight, Outdoor Voices. Serial Box has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Variety, and Forbes.

"Like Game of Thrones but for your ears"—i09

"The HBO of reading"—NPR

"Best of the year"—Apple

"Must-have app"—Buzzfeed

About the Role:

The Acquisitions Editor will manage third-party content for release on the Serial Box platform. This individual is responsible for identifying podcasts, plays, books, and adaptations; forging partnerships with external creators and producers; and securing distribution rights for both text and audio. They are very well-read and listened in the following categories: science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and mystery.

Serial Box has a strong focus on character driven, well-plotted fiction series in text and audio (not filmed), including major licensed entertainment franchises. As such, the Acquisitions Editor must have the ability to evaluate the market landscape with an eye for commercial properties, negotiate distribution terms and contracts, help lead creative teams, package entertainment content (making strong choices about copy, art, positioning), and collaborate closely with marketing, PR & sales.

Serial Box is a digital entertainment platform (audio and reading) based in NYC. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Serial Box not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignment, benefits, layoff, and termination.

Job requirements

The right candidate has a proven track record of acquiring popular content and identifying producers, editors, and talent. They have 3-5 years of experience in related positions. They are a highly flexible thinker, feel unconstrained by convention, and are a true devotee of audio entertainment—devouring both fiction and non-fiction podcasts, audio books. They are a respected creative person known for their talent, sense of humor, and healthy approach to collaboration.

We are looking for candidates that have ideally completed their bachelor's degree; any other advanced degrees are a plus.

This is a FT staff position, based in Manhattan. Serial Box offers an array of benefits including competitive salaries, stock options, health, dental, vision, commuter benefits, health/wellness benefits, and a generous vacation policy. We’re committed to diversity of all kinds — not just on our team, but in our writers rooms and in the stories we bring to listeners and readers. Also, we only hire extremely nice people.