Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
11.08.2021

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

See what's on offer from the music industry 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 is a tough place to crack into.

To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of the best jobs in the industry this week in Australia, including gigs with Apple Music, Triple J, ITV Studios and the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Have a look!

This week’s top jobs:

  • Senior Editorial Lead – Apple Music ANZ (Sydney)
  • Producer – Triple J Mix Up (Sydney)
  • TV Music Producer – ITV Studios Australia (Sydney)
  • Music Librarian – Perth Symphony Orchestra (Perth)

Catch up on all the latest industry news stories here.

Senior Editorial Lead – Apple Music ANZ (Sydney)

Music has been in Apple’s DNA for decades. They believe in human curation and that if you can’t feel the music, you can’t reliably recommend it. That’s why their editorial teams are known for making the best playlists and recommendations available. And you’ll hear DJ’s like Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden, and artists like Elton John and Lady Gaga playing their favourite hits on Apple Music Radio.

This work is only possible through our positive relationships with artists, labels and management. To that end, they are looking for an experienced and specialised new member of the Apple Music team. Have a passion for discovering and sharing music and the wider industry surrounding it? Then they want to hear from you.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Passionate about music, artist-focused, and able to give context to music of all genres.
  • Social media-savvy and in tune with streaming & musical culture, especially in Australia & New Zealand.
  • Conducting interviews with music artists is second nature – you have a strong network in the musical community across genres.
  • A clear eye for editorial leadership, providing direction and leadership to the local editorial team and setting the tone for editorial across Apple Music in Australia & New Zealand.
  • Passion for and understanding of Apple brand and products.
  • Extraordinary social and relationship-building interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with international peers collaboratively across timezones.
  • You are creative and resourceful – and know how to think different.
  • Results-oriented, upbeat and focused with a strong desire to learn and succeed.
  • Hands-on attitude and high attention to the detail.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Defining the content strategy for Apple Music for Australia & New Zealand & working with the editorial team to bring that vision to life.
  • Development of music programs and artist initiatives on & off platform to drive brand preference for Apple Music.
  • Creating local content for Apple Music to be heard and seen on global platform, that engages our listeners.
  • Influence & participate in Apple Music editorial decisions both locally and overseas.
  • Host of Apple Music events locally.
  • Social media influencer/authorised to post on socials on behalf of Apple Music.
  • Ambassador for Apple amongst the musical artist community, as well as brand ambassador/liaison for relevant cross-functional parties within Apple.

Want to work for one of the biggest influences in the music game. Head to Linkedin to apply now.

Producer – Triple J Mix Up (Sydney)

Triple J is a national radio network for young Australians and lovers of new music, encompassing triple j, triple j Unearthed and Double J. They work across radio, online, video, TV, social media and more and are recognised around the world as an authority on new music. If you love music and love making content for radio and online, then keep reading.

They’re looking for an experienced and well-connected content producer to present, curate and coordinate triple j’s Mix Up program and triple j Lunch’s Friday Mix. This is an exciting (and rare) opportunity to share your passion for programming the best local and international dance acts from right across the spectrum; from the heavy hitters headlining global festivals, to the hottest club nights across the country, and the baby DJs who’ll change the world in a couple of years to come. You have an in depth knowledge of the scene and are committed to representing its diversity, as well as motivated to contribute to the increase the profile of triple j in the Australian music community.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • A working knowledge of young dance music audiences and their tastes.
  • Experience in the production of specialist music content for radio, TV, print or online.
  • Sound editorial judgement, ability to initiate, research and conduct interviews, meet deadlines.
  • The ability to operate modern broadcast technology, including digital editing and panel operation and an understanding of new media and online technology.
  • The ability to deal effectively with program guests and members of the public and willingness to be involved in station activities, outside broadcasts and promotional activities when required.
  • A sound knowledge of legal issues relating to digital content and copyright.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • On a weekly basis plan, research, produce and present triple j’s Mix Up program to appeal to an audience of young Australians.
  • You’re not afraid of admin, love data and sending emails (and follow up emails when people don’t respond)
  • Co-ordinate and develop content and for triple j’s specialist dance music program and The Friday Mix. Plan and produce dance music segments across triple j more broadly as required.
  • Develop Mix Up’s presence online, including Unearthed, social media, internal browsers, and triple j website.
  • Maintain all program administration, including APRA reports and other requirements.
  • Promote Mix Up on a weekly basis, including writing copy, maintaining contacts in the dance community and other promotional opportunities.
  • Represent and promote dance music content across triple j’s broader programs and playlist.

Want to work for one of the biggest tastemakers in Australia. Head to Seek to apply.

TV Music Producer – ITV Studios Australia (Sydney)

ITV Studios are crewing for a music-based studio reality show. Full time roles are available within the Music Department – Casting and Main Series for people with a broad understanding of music, singing, admin and knowledge of how a television production works.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Able to determine the vocal quality of a singer based off of video or live auditions;
  • Able to scout a high standard of singers for the show;
  • Have a full understanding of music terminology and vocal ability. Be able to communicate to artists and the music director;
  • Vast knowledge of music is essential, with the ability to A&R artists from any genre;
  • Able to complete administrative tasks at a high standard and assist senior team with tasks;
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with excellent communication skills;
  • Able to work autonomously as well as within a team dynamic;
  • Experience with APRA/AMCOS Copyright preferred but not essential;
  • Experience within television/production/live shows is essential.

Sound like you? Head to Seek to apply.

Music Librarian – Perth Symphony Orchestra (Perth)

The Perth Symphony Orchestra is the orchestra that breaks the rules. In their tenth anniversary year, the orchestra has performed to over 350,000 patrons reaching communities from Burringurrah to Margaret River and everywhere in between. Their mission is ‘Music for Everyone’ – and they aspire to reach every Western Australian with incredible music experiences as well as have a global reputation for innovation, pushing boundaries and creating a new business model for orchestras in the 21st Century.

Perth Symphony Orchestra is seeking applications for the position of Music Librarian, commencing Monday 30th August, 2021. This role is 12h per week on average, casual employment. The nature of this work is flexible and project-specific, and hours will vary week-to-week.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Excellent communicative skills
  • The ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Score reading is essential
  • Understanding of orchestral forces (instrumentation etc) is essential
  • Skillset in Sibelius software is essential
  • Broad knowledge of repertoire across genres, but primarily canonical orchestral
  • Training in music composition is desirable but not essential
  • Meticulousness and creativity

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

Managements of databases:

  • Sourcing music from suppliers
  • Cataloguing music via digital and physical systems
  • Managing the library budget

Sheet music distribution on a timeline:

  • Creating folders for performing musicians, both digital and physical
  • Managing sign in/out of library resources
  • Maintaining and reviewing all library processes

Editing review of commissioned music:

  • Assessment of musical elements/compositional choices and formatting of scores
  • Occasional score editing/transposition work

Base-level artistic planning:

  • Creating community programmes with the Artistic Director
  • Overseeing the commission of new arrangements

Want to get a work with the Perth Symphony orchestra? Apply on Seek now.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out Seek for more jobs in the music biz.