WELCOME TO HARTBEAT. WE ARE COMEDY. WE ARE CULTURE.

Founded by Kevin Hart with a mission to keep the world laughing together, HARTBEAT is the global, multi-platform media brand creating the boldest and most influential entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture. Innovative. Inspiring. Inclusive. Infectious. Indelible (if you know that word, chances are there’s a college on your resume). Point is, we go IN. We believe engaging content and comedy have the power to shift the culture and change the world. Our feeling-first content, immersive platforms and experiences, matchless storytellers, and creativity look audiences dead in their face and dare ’em not to smile, laugh out loud, think, act, care, share, and grow more connected to the world and to each other. We win every time.

OUR DIVISIONS
Now, get out your pencils and pads. Hartbeat has three divisions: HARTBEAT STUDIOS, which finances, develops, and produces innovative content; HARTBEAT MEDIA, which connects with consumers globally through events and the company's expansive distribution network; and PULSE, the full-service branded content and creative studio that also serves as creative and cultural consultancy to the Hartbeat brand. Plus, Hartbeat's flagship consumer brand, LOL! NETWORK, reaches audiences across its owned and operated social media, audio, and OTT partners. ’kay, pencils down.

THE ROLE
We are seeking a VICE PRESIDENT, AUDIO to lead development and production of Hartbeat’s radio, podcast and audiobook slate. The ideal candidate is passionate about comedic entertainment, well-versed and deeply connected across the audio landscape and is eager to take on a new challenge that is equal parts creative and operational, as they will be charged with helping to create, manage and scale unique, must-listen audio IP and experiences.

RESPONSIBILITITIES

  • Contribute to the development, production, and optimization of an expanding slate of podcasts, radio programming (LOL Radio) and audiobooks
  • Work closely with the business development, partnerships, legal, finance and marketing teams to scale Hartbeat’s audio business
  • Work cross-functionally to translate audio programming and IP to TV/Film, digital video, events and commerce
  • Maintain relationships with partners to help grow and influence the audience in the audio space
  • Develop audio ideas from a variety of sources including the existing Hartbeat IP, talent partners and 3rd party collaborators
  • Oversee a slate of existing shows, podcasts, and radio shows at various stages of production
  • Maintain excellent relationships across the audio ecosystem including distribution, production, monetization, and talent partners
  • Partner closely with internal and external analytics teams to track and optimize performance of audio initiatives
  • Interface with our platform partners to ensure satisfaction and continued growth
  • Work internally across departments to use audio to better serve our brand partners and content groups
  • Manage audio production vendors, partners, and staff
  • Drive innovation in the audio category by leading experimentation and breaking new ground in the space

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • 5+ years of experience as an executive in entertainment, with at least 2 years dedicated to audio
  • Extensive knowledge of the audio space and the players
  • Ability to work across creative & technical aspects of audio
  • Proven track record of building talent relationships
  • Self-starter who has the ability to work independently, but also fits in a strong team environment
  • Have a strong command of the broader podcast/radio/audiobook industry landscape and an interest in keeping up to date with competitive series
  • Passionate about the comedic entertainment space with a keen eye for quality content & talent
  • Demonstrated track record developing successful audio initiatives (podcasts, audiobooks, and radio programming
  • Finds the laughter in everyday life and wants to keep the world laughing together!

WORK HARD, LAUGH HARDER
Look, it’s called work for a reason. We show up for our teammates, our partners, and our audience. We’re a high-energy culture, where EVERYONE IS A HEADLINER, expected to give their best performance. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, meaningful, and inspiring. Because if you’re not having fun at work, you’re missing a good time!

So, if you hate fun, never like to laugh, and hardly ever smile, we have the job for you – somewhere else. But if you believe in a culture of creativity, entrepreneurialism, inclusion, hustle, and heart – while prioritizing fun and funny – you belong here.

BENEFITS
We got you! Hartbeat provides eligible employees competitive benefits, including: Medical, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holiday pay and generous family leave policies. We also offer 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending account and an unlimited supply of laughs on company time (aftershock giggles may spill into personal time) and more!

NOTICES
We take this seriously. Hartbeat provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. As an equal opportunity employer, Hartbeat will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

Must be 18 years or older and willing to submit to a background investigation and must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

We look forward to hearing from you and laughing with you!