Mixdown's top 4 jobs in the music industry (this week)

September 11 - 17

Whether you're fresh out of uni, looking for a major career break or simply wanting extra money in between gigs, the music industry is a competitive place. To make things a little easier, here's our list of some of the best jobs going around the country.

EDITOR / ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER - Mixdown Magazine (Melbourne)

A rare opportunity exists for a unique individual to join the ranks of Mixdown: Australia’s only free digital and print magazine dedicated to music and musical equipment. Overseeing print and online advertising sales across a well established title, you'll combine your talent for communication and negotiation with strong attention to detail as you not only sell advertising into, but coordinate editorial and video content across the magazine's print, online and social platforms.

 

The successful candidate will have had significant exposure to music equipment, for instance, full or part time work in instrument or accessories sales in a musical equipment retail or wholesale environment.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Sales experience essential; either outbound sales in a business to business environment or music equipment sales: music equipment/instruments retail/wholesale.
  • A genuine passion for music and music equipment; the ability to play one or more musical instrument is desirable.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the modern media landscape including traditional and non-traditional forms of media.
  • An ability to write well and assemble information intelligently. 
 
Tasks Include:
  • Work alongside the Digital Editor to oversee the direction of the magazine and grow its readership. 
  • Secure advertising and partnerships, and manage the deliverables across editorial, advertising and video.
  • Build long-term client relationships in the music equipment industry.
  • Facilitate editorial co-ordination and manage a team of interns.

 

Perks:

  • You'll be part of one of Australia's largest youth culture and music media companies based in East Brunswick, and will enjoy everything this fast-paced and exciting job offers.
  • You're the sort of person who would love being out in the field in the music, musical instruments and studio equipment industries. You'll also have the opportunity to travel interstate.  
  • Salary and uncapped incentives on offer, plus phone and car allowance.
 

If you've got what it takes, email your CV and cover letter addressed to Patrick - jobs@furstmedia.com.au

 
 

INTERNAL SALES / PRODUCT SUPPORT - Electric Factory (Melbourne)

Electric Factory is a leading industry wholesale distributor of musical instruments and related products, with a swathe of high profile brands including Paul Reed Smith, Martin, Samson and more. They're currently looking for an experienced individual to take care of Internal Sales and Product Support in their Preston (soon to be Thomastown) office.

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required:

  • Sales experience
  • Great telephone & written communication skills
  • Competent Mac and, to a lesser extent, PC skills, including proficiency in both Microsoft and Google suites
  • A broad knowledge of music equipment

 

Tasks Include:

  • Administrative support
  • Internal sales
  • Assisting customers and clients with product inquiries

 

To apply, send an email responding specifically to this role, as well as your experience with musical products, and a resume including references to jobs@elfa.com.au

 

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT - Electric Factory (Melbourne)

Electric Factory are also on the hunt for an intuitive, responsible Warehouse Assistant to help manage stock around their facilities. 

 

Skills/Responsibilities Required: 

  • Immaculate attention to detail
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Have a good level of physical fitness
  • Be a team player

 

 

To apply, send an email responding specifically to this role, as well as your experience with musical products, and a resume including references to jobs@elfa.com.au 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Sony Music Australia (Various Location)

 

Sony Music Australia, one of Australia's largest record labels, has opened up its internship programs for 2020. There's a whole bunch of industry opportunities on offer, including A&R, Marketing, Photography, Finance and more, and all internships last for 12 months and are paid. If you're looking for a leg up in the industry or wish to gain some invaluable experience after university, this is your chance. 

 

Read more about the internships and apply here

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