Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
17.03.2021

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

Words by Will Brewster

All of this week's hottest opportunities.

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 sifted through Seek and leeched LinkedIn to compile all the best music jobs going in Australia this week, spotlighting the best new jobs from FBi Radio, Moodagent, Port Mac Guitars, RISING, Nura and Secret Sounds.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Music Director – FBi Radio (Sydney)
  • Music Data Editor – Moodagent (Sydney)
  • ANZ Social Marketing Manager – Moodagent (Sydney)
  • Online Sales & Customer Care – Port Mac Guitars (Remote)
  • Artist and Sector Liaison – RISING Melbourne (Melbourne)
  • Marketing Intern – Nura (Melbourne)
  • Senior Account Manager – Secret Sounds (Sydney)

To discover more job opportunities, head on over to Industry News.

Music Director – FBi Radio (Sydney)

Sydney’s premier community radio station is on the hunt for a new leader to take over the role of Music Director. Based in Alexandria, the successful candidate will assumer responsibility for the sound of FBi’s airwaves and help spread their influence across new media platforms.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Proven music programming experience
  • Proven community engagement experience
  • Ability to identify new trends in music
  • Strong relationships with Australian music industry
  • Thorough understanding of the role of FBi Radio
  • Ability to program for a broad youth audience across multiple platforms
  • Strong understanding of radio broadcasting and digital media landscape
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and organisational skills
  • Can work in a team environment, especially with volunteers

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for music playlisting and curation across FM, DAB+, online and on ground projects
  • Plan multi-platform music content including interviews, track premieres and content specials
  • Develop multi-platform programming specials and other music-led initiatives throughout the year
  • Manage auditioning and internal distribution of all music submitted to the station
  • Maintain awareness of current releases, trends and new talent and encourage station collaboration between specialist and playlisted music
  • Manage FBi relationships with all levels of music industry – local, national and international – and position FBi as an early and integral part of promotional campaigns
  • Identify and support emerging talent
  • Redevelop FBi’s monthly Music Open Day and foster outreach/relationships with relevant local arts organisations through the development of initiatives
  • Work with Partnerships team to develop relevant FBi music partnership opportunities including ‘FBi Presents’
  • Work with Program Manager to identify new specialist music talent
  • Manage music volunteers – coordinate weekly music meetings with music team, oversee weekly playlisting/bio logistics, oversee projects (ie. CD library archive)
  • Ensure station adheres to FBi’s music policy and license requirements
  • Take full responsibility for music databases and archives, including music library playout and MusicMaster

Find out more about this gig and apply via LinkedIn today.

Music Data Editor – Moodagent (Sydney)

With a fast-growing national presence and a unique AI-based listening system, Moodagent might just be the next biggest thing in music streaming. They’re looking for a clever candidate with a background in music programming or journalism to join their ranks as Music Data Editor and drive digital operations.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Background in music programming, music journalism or relevant music data experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge about a wide range of different musical genres, pop culture and cultural trends with a focus on Australian repertoire
  • You have an analytical mindset and keen problem-solving skills
  • Ability to visualise, and communicate complex data in a simple, actionable way
  • Team spirit, excellent work ethic, and friendly and warm attitude
  • Exceptional verbal communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse range of functions and team members both locally and internationally
  • Experience with machine learning and AI is a bonus
  • Flair for working in the intersection of tech and music

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Work with the global Music Data Team to communicate relevant music and data insights to optimise the app experience
  • Identify content gaps, data biases and consumptions characteristics
  • Optimise the Australian content experience by applying your music knowledge to data anomalies content filters and curation challenges
  • Utilise analytics and data to inform curation and editorial decisions and provide algorithm recommendations
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret a range of music, platform and consumption data sets
  • Work cross- functionally, offering insights and expertise that may assist with marketing, product or editorial decisions

Find out more and apply through Seek.

ANZ Social Marketing Manager – Moodagent (Sydney)

More enthused by social media and marketing than you are data? Never fear – Moodagent have another position on offer that you might fancy. This one’s all about making sure the platform is widely represented across Australian and New Zealand newsfeeds, and could just be a pivotal role in the story of this young company.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • 5+ years experience leading social media channels, 7+ work experience
  • Music, Entertainment or Tech experience preferred
  • Specialist in developing social marketing strategies that are native to each channel and that can deliver tangible results
  • Experience managing relationships with external and internal agencies/design teams to brief and manage original content
  • Experience running influencers campaigns and how they can be used to extend social campaigns
  • Deep understanding of how paid and organic content and strategies work together
  • Proven track record delivering results on social campaigns, with the ability to make insight- and data-driven decisions
  • Understanding of major social media platforms including analytics and business manager tools
  • Comfortable with campaign reporting and optimisation to ensure we are on the right track and achieving our KPIs
  • Collaborative, team-focused with a positive attitude. Strong interpersonal skills, able to establish relationships with the team and external parties
  • Flexible, with the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, excellent organisation skills, and ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop social media and online community strategy (in consultation with Marketing Director) across all key social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat etc
  • Establish and maintain a social media calendar, in collaboration with the global social team
  • Develop and execute CRM comms across EDM, SMS and In-App
  • Lead creative ideation of content concepts which lead to the development of best in class, results orientated campaigns
  • Produce, source and publish social media content such as copy and creative
  • Collaborate closely with the paid social team to inform and implement holistic strategies and creative for above the line media campaigns
  • Manage creative teams both internal and external (agencies) to create and deliver content
  • Daily monitoring and reporting of assigned accounts
  • Establish a strong working relationship between multi-functional stakeholders across product, data insights, partnerships, finance and legal
  • ROI of Campaigns: Analyse and report regularly on campaign activity

For more details, head on over to Seek today.

Online Sales & Customer Care – Port Mac Guitars (Remote)

Port Macquarie Guitars are currently hiring for a support role to assist with their endless stream of customers. This remote role will allow you to work with one of the country’s best guitar stores anywhere in Australia – how good!

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience in sales and customer services is essential. You will need to have a genuine desire to provide a high level of customer service. Experience in Musical Instrument Retail or Wholesale will be looked upon favorably. This is primarily a sales position and you will be expected to achieve
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication in English are a must. Year 12 and above education is preferred
  • Ability to work remotely and unsupervised. This is a remote position but you will be in touch with our Port Macquarie team on a daily basis
  • Able to demonstrate conflict resolution in both written and verbal formats
  • High-level computer skills are required to ensure fast-paced and smooth interactions with our customers. You must be proficient on both Windows and Apple machines. Word processing and spreadsheets as well as experience in CSV files are essential. Some Photoshop experience would be helpful
  • Have a passion for all things guitar-related and a desire to continually update your knowledge of new products
  • Experience with e-commerce platforms is preferred
  • High-level attention to detail is required and willingness to go above and beyond to achieve a great result for our customers

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Fielding customer enquires from multiple channels such as Email, Online Website Chat, Social Media and Text
  • Assisting customers in finding suitable products to meet their needs
  • Collecting customer leads and following up in a timely manner
  • Checking supplier stock lists and backorders to provide customers with ETAs for existing and new orders
  • Provide support for customer complaints and issues
  • Lodging warranty and returns on behalf of customers
  • Entering supplier invoices into our inventory system
  • Liaise with suppliers
  • Taking payments and creating invoices
  • Creating product pages for our website

Apply ASAP – head to Seek for all the details.

Artist and Sector Liaison – RISING Melbourne (Melbourne)

Set to go down from May 26 through to June 6 this year, RISING marks the revival of Melbourne’s Uber-popular White Night Festival. They’re on the hunt for an industry-savvy candidate to join their ranks as Artist and Sector Liaison in the lead up to the hotly anticipated event.

If you’ve got between three and five years of industry experience in artistic liaison or sector development and know how to communicate efficiently, head on over this way to apply!

Marketing Intern – Nura (Melbourne)

The team behind the world’s first automatic-learning headphones, Nura are looking for a keen marketing graduate to join their team and compete an internship specialising in digital marketing. Ideally, you’ll have a working knowledge of social media and digital services, as well as a passion for music and tech.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Compiling UGC in the form of stories and tagged images on Instagram and uploading these to the shared server weekly, to be reviewed by the Digital Content Producer
  • Assist the Digital Content Producer with making initial contact with external content creators and influencers
  • Discovering and compiling a list of on-brand social media influencers on Instagram and TikTok as directed by the Digital Content Producer
  • Downloading content from the shared server fortnightly and updating the Retail Hub
  • Assisting the Digital Content Producer on other administrative tasks such as database management
  • Contacting competition winners and organising prizes to be sent out

Head to Seek to get your application in today.

Senior Account Manager – Secret Sounds (Sydney)

One of Australia’s largest music groups, Secret Sounds are the team behind major brand partnerships for the likes of Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Spin Off and more. They’re on the hunt for an experienced account manager to join their Sydney crew and solidify those partnerships even further as festivals return to Australia this year.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • 3+ years account management experience within creative agency or a similar role
  • Ability to work autonomously and hit the ground running in a dynamic role
  • Campaign management and event related experience
  • Demonstrated experience as the primary relationship owner with gold standard clients
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience in the digital and social media landscape
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • You will need to be available outside of usual business hours during peak event periods
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal agency teams including creative and experiential

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Primary relationship owner of a suite of dedicated top level clients across a range of campaigns
  • Manage end to end client campaigns including; account management, internal and external stakeholder engagement and coordinating agency workflow
  • Communicate client’s goals, needs, requirements and requests and translating into detailed agency briefs in collaboration with your teammates
  • Manage pitch response process with internal teams ensuring brief responses meet client KPIs and campaign strategy
  • Be an integral part of client presentations and develop and implement strategic plans to grow your accounts
  • Contribute to the creative idea generation for all clients that will deliver ROI
  • Client billing negotiations as required (supported by Client Services Director)
  • Support client campaigns at event, including but not limited to; acting as a key on ground contact for clients where required and hosting competition winners including backstage tours and artist meet and greets

Find out more and apply via The Music Network. 

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