Red Apple Creative


Audiobook Manager

The Company

We’re the UK's largest independent producer of audiobooks and we work with fantastic partners including Audible and Penguin Random House.  

We’ve gone from strength to strength in recent years. We now have six dedicated audiobook studios and an amazing in-house team supported by a brilliant roster of freelancers.

We’re a mix of arty, geeky, techy, creative types who have audio at our core. We love bringing stories to life through audiobooks.

We’re also part of the SNK Publishing Group, based in London and New York, which includes Red Apple Creative, Red Apple Advertising and SNK Studios,

We’ve really proud of what we’ve achieved so far but we’re not stopping there, so we’re now looking for an Audiobook Manager to join us.

Our Culture - Defined By Our Team

We're creative (standard). We're honest and open. A swear jar would bankrupt us all. We're all equal and we laugh at ourselves...and each other.

We're unconventional, productive and we do whatever it takes to get the job done. We like burgers (meat, veggie and vegan).

We always make time for each other and our clients. We live and breathe audio. We're people pleasers. We're all very different and we love that about our team.

We praise each other and recognise achievements. We like going to the pub.

We don't quit, we fix. We're kind and caring. We make a difference. We stick together and pick each other up when it's needed.

We like to dance. We say please and thank you. We're passionate and motivated. We always leave our clients feeling good.

The Role

Your role will be focussed on pre-production as well as project managing each title from start to finish, including department budgets. You will manage 4 in-house editors and producers as well as freelance producers.

The Person We Are Looking For

You have a passion for books and storytelling. We don’t mind whether you’re a Potterhead, rom-com lover or sci-fi fantasist, you love reading and that’s all that matters.

You will hear exactly the right voice for your project when reading a book, to be able to cast readers for titles. You will know the industry inside out and will be a creative thinker in terms of audio and casting.

You have an extremely high attention to detail and you’re comfortable managing many different projects simultaneously. Strong organisational skills and accuracy are in your DNA.

You are a real people person, confident and outgoing. Clients will love you and you will be able to motivate a team in a busy working environment. You'll be working with the audiobook team, actors and producers, other internal departments and external suppliers, and you'll need to get the best out of them all.

As well as the written word you can understand numbers and know how to manage a budget and negotiate when necessary.

You fully understand the definition of a deadline and are willing to go that extra mile. You buzz off working as part of a busy team that always delivers.  You’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done as sometimes a big project might need an early start or a late finish. What’s more you’ll do this with a smile, because you’re a happy, fun and outgoing individual.

You’re ambitious, talented and keen to take your career to the next level. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaising with clients on all aspects of audiobook production.

  • Casting and negotiating reader contracts.

  • Ensuring every aspect of production is taken care of, including script preparation, scheduling and audio adaptation.

  • Ensuring all titles run to time and meet the delivery deadline.

  • Ensuring an extremely high standard of production.

  • Managing a team of in-house producers and editors

  • Managing a roster of freelance producers.

  • Ensuring readers and producers are well looked after in studio.

  • Managing the budget of each title as well as department spend and generating POs.

  • Managing 6 audiobook studios.

Essential Requirements

  • Passion for audio storytelling and literature.

  • Audiobook industry experience including casting

  • Project management experience

  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organised and a multi tasker.

  • Friendly, approachable and a team player.

  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative.

  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively.

  • Ability to problem solve and work under pressure.

  • Must be eligible to work in the UK.

Bonus Points

  • Managing budgets and negotiation.

  • Knowledge of ProTools both producing and editing audiobooks.

  • Fluency in other languages.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive salary + monthly bonus scheme. (OTE, an additional 20% of annual salary)

  • Subsidised Bupa Medical Care

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Relaxed working environment

  • Great client roster

  • A very close team who enjoy social events regularly

  • Part of a growing business with offices in London and New York.


Please email careers@redapplecreative.co.uk with the subject header “Audiobook Manager” before 13.04.19

Tell us why you’d like to join us and how you’d add brilliance to our team.

Previous applicants welcome.

Thank you.