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

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

Words by Will Brewster

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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, including opportunities from Sony Music Entertainment Australia, Support Act, Bernies Music Land and Yamaha Music Australia.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Social Media & Content Manager – Sony Music Entertainment Australia (Sydney)
  • Communications & Marketing Coordinator – Support Act (Remote)
  • Warehouse Manager – Bernies Music Land (Melbourne)
  • Product Manager, Portable Keyboards & Digital Pianos – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)
  • Sales, Marketing & Communications Support – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)

To discover more job opportunities and industry headlines, check out Industry News.

Social Media & Content Manager – Sony Music Entertainment Australia (Sydney)

The Entertainment division of Sony Music Australia are on a hiring spree right now! This time around, they’re looking for a digital savvy Social Media & Content Manager to join their Sydney offices and help develop strategy to grow target audiences and work alongside a roster of label acts.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • 3-5 years of direct social media & content experience
  • An expert understanding of how each social media channel works and how to plan content so that it is engaging to relevant target audiences on those channels
  • An expert storyteller with a solid understanding of how to deliver narratives through digital content
  • A great aptitude for self-learning and ability to stay on top of (and gain expertise in) emerging social media channels, new features, trends, and market movements
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent ability to multitask and problem-solving
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite
  • Advanced photoshop/Canva/content creation skills
  • Passion and love of music and the music industry
  • Experience formulating and delivering social media & content strategies for musicians and/or entertainment products will be considered a plus

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Delivering end-to-end social media and content strategies, based on the core objectives and audience goals of the campaign
  • Lead and participate in creative ideation sessions for our artists
  • Work closely with the Senior Digital & Audience Development Manager to build social and content strategies to support CRM efforts
  • Conceptualise, brief, and optimise social and content creative campaigns for our artists
  • Build and maintain direct relationships with artists and managers (as well as third-party social media agencies & partners to our artists) to develop and create content
  • Develop and execute influencer marketing opportunities and engagements for their artists, working with our agency support to execute
  • Initiate, brief, and manage the creation and production of relevant artist social content
  • Plan, monitor, and appraise results by tracking metrics on audiences and content throughout the life of a campaign
  • Proactively provide campaign analysis and interpretation of relevant data and insights to the stakeholder group, and make recommendations for mid-campaign and future campaign optimisations
  • Host artist social on-boarding sessions for your artists, educating and empowering them with social media platforms to grow and engage their audiences, as well as identifying other opportunities to keep artists up-to-date with current social media trends and opportunities
  • Partner with other business functions to provide creative social & content-led recommendations (such as for brand and commercial partnerships/pitches)

Don’t miss out – head to Seek to get your application in today.

Communications & Marketing Coordinator – Support Act (Remote)

A major player assisting with providing musicians and industry workers with mental health support amid the pandemic, Support Act are looking to hire a part-time Communications & Marketing Coordinator to work with them on a six-month contract.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and/or formal training in communications and/or PR
  • Demonstrated experience in using website software (WordPress), database software (E-tapestry), email client Mailchimp, or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement, manage and analyse effective social media content
  • Proven oral, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in event management and promotion, ideally in a not-for-profit environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and proactive approach
  • Work habits which include paying attention to detail and being highly organised
  • Good all round computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Basic graphic design and video editing abilities will be highly regarded

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Help to ensure that Support Act meets its Communications Objectives as per the Communications/PR strategy and schedule (to be updated quarterly)
  • Work with our Pro Bono PR advisor, or independently if required, to proactively identify / solicit media coverage for Support Act campaigns and activities
  • Coordinate the production and placement of rich content and copy for blogs, social media, partner publications (including Government) etc to promote Support Act campaigns and activities
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of press releases
  • Manage the production and distribution of regular e-newsletters and EDMs
  • Provide assistance to the CEO, Industry Relations and Partnerships Manager (VIC), First Nations Community Engagement/Social Worker and others in relation to content development and placement, including video production
  • Ensure that our media and industry distribution lists are maintained and up to date
  • Ensure that the Support Act website is maintained and up to date; and that it reflects and promotes current and upcoming campaigns and activities
  • Support the development and implementation of our social media strategy as required, including advertising placement and budgets
  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising and marketing activities as required
  • Support the development of grants applications to Government, corporate Trusts and Foundations
  • Support the development and distribution of internal comms to staff
  • Develop and distribute an online annual report for the AGM held in November
  • Maintain and develop communications policies and procedures

Find out more about this position and apply via Support Act.

Warehouse Manager – Bernies Music Land (Melbourne)

Based out in Ringwood, Bernies Music Land are a family business who’ve operated for a remarkable 44 years. They’re accepting applications for a Warehouse Manager to take care of receiving, distributing and auditing warehouse stock, with key responsibilities including being responsible for quality control and ensuring that warehouse operations are running smoothly.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • At least 5 years warehouse experience and a “Can Do” attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and work well independently
  • Basic computer skills (word, excel, completing quote forms online etc.)
  • A fork lift licence, or be willing to train for a forklift licence
  • Up to date Worksafe skills and basic First Aid training
  • Have clearance by Doctor for Lifting
  • Have a current Vic Drivers License

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Receiving, warehousing, and outgoing distribution of stock, with accurate paperwork completion and stock control
  • Preparation of instruments for display, including unboxing and assembly, moving and connecting, matching accessories, and detailing and cleaning
  • Maintaining a high level of quality control for outgoing goods by carrying out the unboxing, assembly, detailing and pre-delivery check list
  • Moving and lifting of goods
  • Booking and coordination of deliveries, including obtaining freight quotes and preparing freight paperwork
  • Maintaining physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing design layouts; and conducting weekly cleaning and presentation maintenance
  • Managing inventory levels by creating a well organised stock placement and management system, including reconciling with data storage system and auditing team
  • Upholding a high level of health and safety by complying with laws and company procedures
  • Safeguarding warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and stock protocols

Find out more and send off your resumé through LinkedIn.

Product Manager, Portable Keyboards & Digital Pianos – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)

A titanic force within the musical retail sector around the country, Yamaha Music Australia are on the lookout for a highly organised and driven Product Manager to join their Music Products division and deal with Portable Keyboards and Digital Pianos.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Professional, organised and driven
  • Customer focused
  • Ready for the next step in your career
  • Excited to work hard
  • Great communication skills
  • Demonstrate a long term outlook – be a planning professional
  • Capable of working independently while maintaining comprehensive documentation of your work
  • Ability to play keyboard and embrace the functionality of Yamaha’s market leading technology
  • Experience as a gigging musician or teacher highly advantageous
  • Highly computer literate including a detailed understanding of Excel
  • Experience working with ERP and CRM systems advantageous

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining inventory control for purposes of accurately forecasting sales, ordering stock and managing slow moving stock
  • Write monthly reports for local and Yamaha Corporation Japan (YCJ) management
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager – Traditional Instruments to ensure effective creation and implementation of our strategic marketing plan
  • Monitor market share information and distribute to management
  • Be the authority on all products within the category

Apply via Seek today.

Sales, Marketing & Communications Support – Yamaha Music Australia (Melbourne)

Another offering from Yamaha – this time, they’re looking for a suitable candidate to assist with the strategy for their Yamaha Music Education division.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Tertiary marketing qualification or similar field
  • Experience in content, communication and marketing material development
  • Strong professional communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience in social media, marketing, community engagement, promotional and reporting activities
  • Attention to detail with strong administrative and computer skills
  • Positive, self-motivated and enthusiastic manner and willingness to get things done
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word)
  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Google+)
  • Experience managing, scheduling and reporting on online marketing channels listed above
  • Strong analytical skills and data driven decision making with knowledge of online metrics and analysis
  • Use of engagement tools such as SMS Broadcast, Mail Chimp, and Survey Monkey
  • High level web development skills is desired and experience with WordPress, WIX, Canvar, Photoshop and Squarespace
  • Self starter and ability to work autonomously

Tasks / Responsibilities Include: 

  • Driving the business to meet its sales targets by talking to our customers on the phone about Yamaha’s programs
  • Managing and administrating all internal and external communications, promotions and marketing
  • Actioning YME’s long term marketing strategy.
  • Engaging with customers, teachers and businesses and enrolling new students
  • Crafting compelling content to support YME’s digital strategy
  • Managing class scheduling and marketing content for our programs

Don’t miss this one – apply today.

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