Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
13.01.2021

Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)

Words by Will Brewster

January 13 - 19

Whether you’re looking for a casual job to keep the lights on between gigs or you’re on the hunt for a major career change, the music industry’s a tough place to crack into.

To help out, we’ve collated some of the best music jobs in Australia this week, with this week’s cream of the crop including opportunities from Inertia Music, BMG, The Push, CMI Music & Audio, Warner Music Group and 4ZZZ.

Label Group Director – Inertia Music (Sydney)

A part of the [PIAS] group, Inertia Music are a pivotal force within Australia’s musical landscape, distributing a number of international record labels and also functioning as a label for local names like Mildlife, Body Type, Ali Barter and more. They’re on the lookout for a new leader to take the reins as Label Group Director, overseeing the team and helping them kick goals in 2021 and beyond.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Proven success leading and working within a team environment in the music industry
  • Highly skilled in consumer marketing and artist development for alternative music
  • Expert knowledge of the music consumption eco-system including digital, retail, D2C
  • Digital native with high appreciation of consumer marketing and artist development
  • High level management of multiple campaign activities and budgets
  • Ability to construct and implement innovative marketing strategies and ideas
  • Ability to build strong relationships with artists and artist managers
  • Strong coordination skills and drive : ability to coordinate artist and all artist teams
  • Extremely organised, ability to multi-task and work under pressure within a team environment
  • Tech savvy with working knowledge of Microsoft Teams & Office Suite

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage day to day the marketing and promotion teams including chairing meetings, setting priorities, managing workload, driving results and ensuring project milestones and goals are met within time and on budget
  • Lead the team creating dynamic and engaging release plans and goal orientated marketing and PR campaigns that deliver success
  • Maintain strong relationships and work closely with artist and label partners on release planning and artist development
  • Maximize the use of research, data and insights to create custom strategies
  • Work with the digital, retail and direct to consumer departments to ensure results driven, innovative commercial campaigns and partnerships
  • Communicate and provide regular detailed campaign reporting, insights and metrics to key internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive efficient communication and best practices, setting and attaining department goals and developing team skills and knowledge across the company
  • At all times promote the company’s artist friendly culture, fostering a climate that encourages creativity and maintains the highest standards of service to the organisation’s artists and labels
  • As a member of the leadership team, contribute to the development, communication and implementation of the company’s guiding principles and strategic plan
  • Attend showcases, live gigs, launches and industry functions outside of normal work hours
  • Act as a primary company representative participating in industry events and conferences promoting the company

Applications close on Saturday January 30 – submit yours via LinkedIn today. 

Senior A&R Manager (Publishing) – BMG (Sydney) 

Dubbed as the ‘fastest growing company in Australian music’, BMG is home to a varied roster of artists that includes the likes of Cut Copy, Crowded House, Alison Wonderland, Winston Surfshirt and beyond. They’re on the hunt for an experienced music industry professional to join the team as Senior A&R Manager to help sign new acts, develop talent and shape the future sound of Australian music.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and sign new talent
  • Work closely with the BMG roster to further explore domestic and international opportunities
  • Work closely with BMG Recordings team to identify opportunities where BMG songwriters and producers can benefit from BMG’s global recorded mission and vice versa
  • Co-ordinate domestic and international songwriting sessions and international writing trips
  • Pitching songs, beats and toplines domestically and internationally
  • Work closely with BMG’s international A&R teams across records and publishing

Check out all the details over at Pedestrian today. 

Workshop Facilitator – The Push (Melbourne) 

The legends over at The Push – Victoria’s own youth music body – are currently on the lookout for a number of casual candidates to run workshops for young people around the state. Currently, the team are seeking music industry professionals with experience in the following fields: Advocacy, Music Business and Careers, Promote Your Project, Music Making and Event Management.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Ability to deliver engaging, practical workshops through a mix of presentation and facilitation both online and in person, targeted towards young people and adults
  • Demonstrated ability to work fluidly to adjust training as required to achieve key learning outcomes for workshop attendees
  • An understanding of the needs and experiences of young people entering the contemporary music industry
  • A working knowledge of the Australian contemporary music industry with a minimum of 2 years work experience, which may include volunteering or interning.
  • Project management skills, assisting with the planning and delivery of training sessions
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders to achieve high quality program outcomes

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Deliver interactive and engaging workshops online and in person for groups of young people and adults, based on the lesson plans provided
  • Tailor workshop delivery and content in response to audience questions or feedback to ensure key learning outcomes are achieved
  • Distribute feedback forms at the end of each training session to allow continuous improvement
  • Provide feedback to the Training and Development Manager regarding project planning and continuous improvement to ensure high quality outcomes
  • Manage the operational functions of the training workshops including gathering resources, materials and consumables, setting up, and packing up
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Push staff, project facilitators, contractors, volunteers and project partners
  • Work collaboratively across the organisation to foster pathways for training participants
  • Attend out of hours meetings and events, as required
  • Other duties, as directed by the Training and Development Manager

To find out more and see if you fit the bill, check out The Push on LinkedIn today.

National Channel Manager, Consumer Division – CMI Music & Audio (Melbourne)

The big dogs behind brands like Korg, Ableton, Universal Audio, ESP, Blackstar and many more, CMI Music & Audio are hiring a new National Channel Manager to assume responsibility of their consumer division and drive sales and engagement within the domestic market.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Minimum 3 years business development/sales experience within the CE and or Mass merchant channel.
  • Experience within the Electronic or Music wholesale industry is preferred.
  • Experience in dealing with buyers at head office level.
  • Strong knowledge of the online market.
  • High level communication skills.
  • Stakeholder communication skills.
  • Proven ability to negotiate.
  • Be self-motivated and ability to motivate team.
  • Experience working to and exceeding targets.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Face to Face contact with key personnel within each of the key Channel partners.
  • Co-ordinate internal staff to interact with key channel partners and develop strong and varied relationships to ensure sales and ranging growth.
  • Organise and maintain ranging opportunities and related costings and aligned required materials are completed by the appropriate departments to the level required.
  • Explore and continue to further grow OEM product ranging with the CE channels within CMI’s
  • Brand Management structure.
  • Attend and/or interact with channel partners departments such as sales, marketing, finance & logistics.
  • Channel support
  • Develop and co-ordinate a strong committed team.
  • Provide strong procedural reviews, updates, and communication for the team
  • Develop promotional programs for use within the online platforms.
  • Establishing workflow for requesting, creating, editing, publishing, and retiring content working with Marketing and Brand Management.
  • Project manage the development of online platforms.
  • Supervising the maintenance of content inventories.
  • Monthly reviews of each platform to maximize performance both in sales and listings.
  • Work with Marketing to improve interaction with consumers on platforms

People Partner, ANZ – Warner Music Group (Sydney)

Want to crack into the major label landscape? Warner Music Group are currently accepting applications for the HR-themed position of People Partner. Based in Sydney, you’ll be helping to hire new team members, regulate team conduct, and essentially grease the wheels of the almighty machine that is WMG.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Proven experience as a People Partner
  • Demonstrated experience in cultivating strong relationships with business leaders and employees
  • Experienced HR leader with project management and relationship skills and a willingness to be hands on as needed
  • Engaging, inspiring leader and manager with a track record of team development
  • Strategic problem solver with capability to operationalize vision, developing and rolling out roadmaps that raise the profile and visibility of the People team
  • Ability to build trust and psychological safety
  • Employee experience focus, with a passion for equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Exceptional knowledge of HR organisations and subject areas, principles, processes and policies – locally and with an appreciation of international contexts
  • Ability to lead and drive a variety of key initiatives, ranging from operational to strategic responsibilities
  • Strong written and oral communication, with exceptional influencing skills and ability to build credibility and rapport quickly
  • Knowledge of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required, plus People Technology tools and software
  • Aptitude to learn new software and technology
  • Analytical, critical thinker with problem-solving skills and an eye of data
  • Customer focused approach with experience of managing to KPIs/SLAs
  • Demonstrates experience of applying methodologies and frameworks to drive continuous improvement and leveraging technology to digitise/automate and simplify

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Partner with the leadership team on initiatives to promote and deliver on Warner’s Employee Value Proposition, and to improve the employee experience
  • Partner with management and local Employee Resource Groups as well as the wider organisation to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture
  • Work with the executive team to review and update local company goals on an annual basis and embed them into the day to day of the business
  • Advise and influence on workforce planning, organisational design and development, talent management and talent retention
  • Coordinate local learning and development activities, working with suppliers to deliver programs/workshops and aligning with global talent and development approaches
  • Work with the global digital learning team to deliver embedded learning opportunities on a regular basis so that learning can be in the flow of work
  • End to end talent acquisition management including creation of position descriptions with hiring managers, job ad placement and sourcing, interviewing and candidate selection and issuing of contracts

Apply via LinkedIn today.

Station Manager – 4ZZZ (Brisbane) 

As Queensland’s longest running FM radio station, Brisbane’s community radio legends 4ZZZ have treated the ears of Northerners with some of the best sounds from the local underground since 1975. The station is currently on the hunt for a new manager to join on and direct the everyday operations to continue their impact across the airwaves – could it be you?

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Ability to lead an organisation, and experience in the strategic management of organisational resources including financial, technological, information, communication and human resources.
  • Ability to build and sustain a motivated and skilled workforce, which includes volunteers, and to create a high degree of morale, team cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Commitment to community broadcasting and its objectives; and ability to understand and work with 4ZZZ’s station culture and program format.
  • Integrity and commitment to ethical practice, equity and diversity; and the ability to apply Equal Opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to recognise opportunities, devise innovative proposals and undertake research and development projects which may involve risk taking.
  • Success in establishing rapport and maintaining productive relations and effective networks within the work place and with organisations, business and government.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead strategic planning and the setting of objectives to meet the station’s mission, including the development of annual operational plans.
  • Foster engagement among staff and volunteers through opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Set strategic goals for campaigns and drive revenue growth through fundraising.
  • Maintain, review and develop fundraising opportunities to ensure key income streams of subscriptions and donations are robust.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of coherent strategies for the effective management of 4ZZZ’s fiscal health, including generating funding and the effective management of risk and financial exposure.
  • Set strategic programming direction with Programming Coordinator, Training Coordinator, Program Reviews Team and programming sub-committee.
  • Oversee the 4ZZZ show application and grid preparation process to ensure the programming direction is in line with the overall Strategic Plan including goals around inclusion & diversity.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and actively build strategic alliances with other organisations, community groups, universities, businesses and people which will further the achievement of 4ZZZ’s corporate and strategic objectives.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with volunteer workers and community groups who participate in programming and ensure the station community is informed about relevant issues, policy, change and practice.
  • Represent 4ZZZ at conferences, consultative groups and industry forums, as well as undertaking advocacy at government and regulatory level.

Find out more and submit your application through LinkedIn.

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