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(January 17, 2022) Canadaland is hiring a Chief Operating Officer 

Our independent podcast company is looking for a Chief Operating Officer or COO to oversee our operations and procedures. You will be the company’s second-in-command and responsible for the efficiency of our business.

The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of our business and to drive revenue growth.

The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting only to our publisher. You’ll maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent organizational, administrative and people skills, strategic vision, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to meet you.

You will lead our small non-editorial team of sales, audience growth, and customer service colleagues and work with our publisher on accelerating our company’s growth in the expanding podcast industry. You will help plan and execute our expansion as Canadaland grows its audience, subscriber base, and revenue streams.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily non-editorial operations of the company (ad sales, subscription revenue, partnerships, marketing, etc.)
  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Work together with key participants (accountant, bookkeeper) to compile budgets
  • Monitor invoices, money handling procedures, accounting, and bank processes
  • Control company costs, negotiate terms with vendors
  • Lead non-editorial employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Complete performance reviews of non-editorial team members
  • Assess and implement improved processes and new technologies
  • Evaluate company performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Assist publisher in top-level strategizing and in new product development and launch
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors/service providers
  • Help build our burgeoning I.P business in collaboration with our partners in the TV and film industry
  • Multi-disciplinary oversight/delegation of various administrative tasks as they arise

Requirements

  • Proven experience in business leadership role(s)
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, sales, marketing etc.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance metrics
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Experience in fundraising is a plus
  • Familiarity with Canadaland and with the media industry is a plus
  • Experience at non-profits and/or with creative workplaces is a plus
  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

Compensation

  • Salary: $90,000 – $120,000 annually
  • Health Spending Account, Vacation and Professional Development opportunities

Please submit your cover letter and C.V. with at least two references via our job board by Feb 11, 2022

Canadaland is an inclusive employer, and values diversity in our team. We especially welcome applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and people with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring our application process is accessible and barrier-free. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please reach out. All correspondence is confidential.

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