Audiobook Production Manager

Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs

About the Opportunity

Bolinda is offering a unique opportunity to join Australia’s leading audiobook publisher as an Audiobook Production Manager in a challenging and rewarding position.

You will be based between Bolinda studios – Tullamarine and Bolinda’s South Yarra office – and work within the audio production team.

You will lead all aspects of audiobook production including casting, hiring and scheduling of titles. You will also administer and coordinate all our audiobook recordings in association with our Audiobook Production Executive / Co-ordinators from start to finish (including final QC and manufacturing).

Our ideal applicant has an extensive production background, is super organised and prides themselves on running a tight, well-ordered ship. Coordinating a team, shouldering a heavy workload, managing schedules and tight deadlines, and juggling talent and workloads across the team is second nature and something for which you are renowned. You are also a great negotiator but love to ensure stakeholders enjoy their experience.

The role will include:

  • Studio scheduling in Australia and at external studios located throughout Australia
  • Liaising with publishers, agents, authors and coordinating the hiring of narrators and studios to complete audio recordings by deadline and within budget
  • Quality control to produce high-quality products for digital and physical supply to markets
  • File management, coordination of manuscripts and pre-existing audio assets, data entry and general administrative tasks
  • Supply of assets as required to third party stakeholders
  • Actively searching for new narrators through contacting agents and casting calls
  • Creation and administration of production contracts and documentation
  • Ensuring the needs of authors and narrators are met while recording at Bolinda (e.g. arranging transport, accommodation and lunches as required)
  • Ensuring all audio team workspaces are highly organised, clean and in tiptop shape
  • Pitching in and proofing and doing post-production if required

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional administration skills
  • Advanced Excel skills – highly familiar with Excel and using large spreadsheets
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in production management and handling high production workloads
  • Demonstrated ability to plan effectively and manage changing priorities in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to follow through without having to be reminded
  • Experience working completely autonomously and leading teams
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work well in a production team consisting of six internal engineers and multiple external studios nationally and overseas
  • Ability to solve problems on the fly
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Process-driven and efficient in maintaining output to a high standard
  • A passion for books in all formats, reading and publishing
  • Same values as our business – Teamwork, Grit, Adapt, We Do What We Say, Act Big, Fun, We Deliver Wow

To reward your dedication and hard work, we would like to offer the successful candidate an attractive remuneration package. Bolinda strongly believe in prioritising the personal and professional development of their employees and you will have access to ongoing training and development, with significant room for advancement and growth within the organisation after 12 months on the job.

About Bolinda

Everything about Bolinda is cutting edge, from their digital products and infrastructure to their business processes and training. They do things differently from most businesses and pride themselves on being one of the most innovative and progressive companies in Australia.


If you think you’d be a great fit for this role, we’d love to hear from you! Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter, letting us know why you stand out from the pack and what you can bring to Bolinda and this role. Applications without a cover letter will be discarded.

To apply via Seek click here.