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

Find all the freshest roles on offer this week.

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, with this week’s round-up consisting of gigs from SGC Media, Playside Studios, Sony Music Australia, Big Music and Spotify.

This week’s top jobs:

  • Publicist – SGC Media (Brisbane)
  • Audio Designer – Playside Studios (Melbourne)
  • Touring & Production Coordinator – Sony Music Australia (Sydney)
  • Online Content Coordinator – Big Music (Sydney)
  • Marketing Manager AUNZ – Spotify (Sydney)

To discover more job opportunities and industry headlines, head across to Industry News.

Publicist – SGC Media (Brisbane)

SGC Media are one of Brisbane’s best publicity and media companies, who’ve handled major accounts for the likes of BIGSOUND, Amazon Music, John Butler, Gurrumul, NYE In The Park and 50 Cent in addition to running Purple Sneakers, Countrytown and The Faction. They’re on the hunt to hire a new Publicist to join their ranks and help facilitate an exciting new direction for the business.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in music or events publicity
  • Demonstrated relationships in media
  • Experience managing projects including client liaison, strategic direction and reporting
  • A genuine love of music
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • A knowledge of social media and its ability to enhance campaigns
  • A solid writing ability and knowledge of general office software including basic graphic manipulation
  • The ability to work in a flexible environment that respects its employees and its clients
  • An interest in networking and finding new clients for our team to care for

Head to LinkedIn to get your application in today. 

Audio Designer – PlaySide Studios (Melbourne)

One of Australia’s biggest indie game developers, PlaySide Studios, is looking to hire a new Audio Designer to help work on their broad range of projects.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Intermediate audio editing, asset synthesis, processing and mixing skills – particularly with SFX and dialogue
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience with one or more current DAWs (Logic Pro X / Reaper a plus) and software/plugins (ie. iZotope, Waves, Kontakt etc)
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and quickly adapt to/manage competing priorities.
  • Proven track record of shipped titles both internal and/or external. Interactive film mediums also a consideration
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills.  Able to assess and identify further opportunities to improve workflow
  • Deep understanding of both the game development process and working in Unity/Unreal
  • Moderate audio scripting abilities (C# / C++)
  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • A tertiary degree or an equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field
  • Understanding of mobile / console games, and the industry as a whole
  • Ability to think on their feet and act quickly
  • A good work ethic and a positive attitude

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Design exceptional audio content to create fun and engaging player experiences
  • Contribute to all aspects of sound design, post-production and implementation as required.  This applies to both linear and interactive content, and across multiple audio styles and game genres
  • Work closely with the Audio Lead to establish unique sonic identities for all projects.  Efficiently action feedback from department Leads or clients to suit project scope and timelines
  • Optimise audio memory allocations and performance to suit individual release platforms
  • Collaboratively design, establish, and troubleshoot key audio system components within Unity and Unreal.
  • Efficiently handle asset management tasks and assistance in documentation where needed (asset management is a whole team effort)
  • Liaise with producers, Audio team members, and other department/project team members to ensure audio tasks are within time/budget
  • Work alongside the other Audio team members in a professional manner, and provide thoughts on improvements to all projects studio-wide. Also expected to work at a technical level with all other members of staff in all areas of expertise
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of Audio team workflow and efficiency by sharing relevant experience and skill, both verbally and through demonstration and/or documentation
  • Provide mentorship and onboarding of any junior members of the team
  • To help in reinforcing great company-wide teamwork and amazing studio culture

Get on top of this one today – apply now via Seek.

Touring & Production Coordinator – Sony Music Australia (Sydney)

Sony’s merchandise team are looking to add a savvy music professional with touring and merchandise experience to assist with their touring and production endeavours as live music continues to open up into 2021.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Minimum of two years relevant experience is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills, time management, attention to detail and follow up
  • Strategic thinker and creative marketer
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to work under high pressure, fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Ideally, you will have had some exposure to the music or entertainment industry and have built a network of contacts

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage ongoing tour operations and logistics
  • Manage production of all artist merchandise, local and offshore
  • Forecast individual projections, identifying final gross, per head, touring expenses, venue fees
  • Research previous artist products lines/sales history
  • Determine sizing and quantities that fit a band’s demographic
  • Help navigate split/drop shipments, diminish overstocking/spacing issues
  • Hire local merchandise sellers and determine venue sales capabilities
  • Manage touring inventory and organise reruns as needed
  • Organise logistics to and from warehouse, suppliers, and venues
  • Supervise and track product shipping/logistics ensuring tour merchandise arrives in time
  • Retrieve tour sales/settlements, liaise with artist manager/tour manager directly, and provide updates
  • Submit purchase orders and manage invoicing to artists
  • Work with the finance department on tour settlements
  • Manage stock in office and pack stock shipments as required
  • Interstate travel may be required as directed

Apply via Seek today. 

Online Content Coordinator – Big Music (Sydney)

Based out of Crows Nest, Big Music operates one of Australia’s largest online music stores, and is a leading retailer of all things guitars and audio accessories. They’re looking to hire a part-time Online Content Coordinator to assist their E-Commerce team with website maintenance, content management and marketing support for 20 hours a week.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • Strong computer proficiency including advanced Excel skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Basic graphic design capabilities (Photoshop / Indesign)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage and problem solve
  • Some experience with eCommerce platforms and content management systems (ideally Shopify) would be an advantage
  • A passion for music and musical products

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Sourcing images, descriptions and specifications for music products to create online product listings
  • Enriching product content with unique descriptions, reviews, in-house photography and videos
  • Assisting with content creation for Digital Marketing activities including eDMs and social posts
  • Maintaining and updating our Shopify products database

Act fast – get your application in ASAP.

Marketing Manager AUNZ – Spotify (Sydney)

Big job alert! Spotify on the hunt for a seasoned marketing professional to join their Sydney offices and handle all marketing in the Australian and New Zealand market.

Skills / Experience Required: 

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in consumer, digital media, brand or entertainment marketing
  • Experienced in media planning and/or partnership marketing is highly regarded and subscription service brand experience would be an advantage
  • You come with a fresh approach, are analytical and a confident communicator. All this allows you to work cross-functionally and autonomously with multiple partners
  • Customer obsessed and data literate. You have the ability to challenge market, competitor and customer data and present recommendations on growth activations
  • You thoroughly understand the digital music landscape, competition, prominent web, mobile, and social platforms and their impact on the digital environment
  • You have crafted and executed successful consumer marketing campaigns focussing on customer acquisition, business partnerships, and media investment
  • You have sound knowledge of the AUNZ digital advertising industry with a strong professional network of media, marketing and brand advertising professionals
  • You have been involved in and led the buying process of media, including online and offline channels, and have a high degree of expertise in media negotiation and attribution
  • You are innovative as well as have an analytical approach. You are a confident communicator, which helps you to work cross-functionally and effectively with multiple partners in many time zones
  • You can work efficiently in an unstructured environment and do well in fast paced, dynamic environments where critical thinking and creativity are important to achieve success
  • You are collaborative, growth mindset, exhibit curiosity, proactively resolve problems and are always looking for opportunities to improve the way we work

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Your mission will be to drive awareness, consideration and ultimately uptake of Spotify’s various in-market products
  • Drive the AUNZ strategy and roll-out global and local marketing programs, ensuring all activity feels local, personal and delivers measurable user growth
  • Campaign management from planning to executing, optimising, monitoring, reporting and analysis of media and business reports will be key to your role
  • Develop effective growth-driving media strategy based deep insights in marketing, advertising and media planning principles across digital and traditional media
  • Produce campaign retrospectives to provide counsel on future initiatives and help demonstrate return on investment
  • Steer and support our local partnerships, ensuring our external partners are helping drive local growth for Spotify
  • Identify and explore new avenues of user growth for the AUNZ business, including new media, partnership and conversion activations
  • Gain understanding of the customer, industry, and competitor trends (macro, external, internal) and find opportunities to drive growth

To find out more, head across to LinkedIn and apply today.

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