Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
25.11.2020

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

Words by Will Brewster

November 25 - December 1

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 compiled some of the best jobs going in the Australian music industry today, featuring opportunities from Warner Music Group, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Music Victoria, Five Star Music and BMG.

Marketing Coordinator – Warner Music Group (Sydney) 

With a huge label roster that encompasses the likes of Atlantic, Elektra, Fueled by Ramen, Parlophone, Roadrunner and more, Warner Music Group are heavyweights in the Australian music industry, and you could be their next marketing mastermind. They’re currently looking for a marketing professional to join their Sydney offices and help shape release and artist promotional strategies in the new year – if you’re looking for a sweet gateway gig into the big pond of major labels, this could just be it.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Proactive, highly organised and great interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of online and digital environments
  • Problem solving and prioritising capabilities
  • Ability to remain calm
  • Enthusiasm and passion for working in the music industry
  • Ability to deal with changing requirements and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Happy and positive demeanour
  • Have respect for confidentiality and have discretion and tact with sensitive info

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • You wil ensure the Internal Schedule is up to date for all relevant releases
  • You will assist with Artist Value Proposition decks at the outset of a campaign
  • You will brief in internal and external Digital Media Buying teams, in consultation with the Marketing Manager, to properly identify the target audience, campaign goals, and supporting creative assets
  • You will ensure we are on point and assist in housekeeping across Artists’ Social accounts, including; Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, TikTok, Triller and Spotify
  • You wil collate relevant information, consumption/audience data, visual assets and organise into presentable internal company updates to show release timelines and key marketing points
  • You will assist with the management and updating of the Warner Music Website
  • You will assist with the setup of competitions and various duties surrounding the execution and redemption of competitions
  • You will liaise with Business Affairs regarding terms and conditions, and label copy approvals
  • You will manage international and local asset delivery and smart use of cloud environments You will manage assets assist in the digitisation process of domestic catalogue repertoire

Head to LinkedIn to apply today.

People Partner, ANZ – Warner Music Group (Sydney)

Another big gig at Warner – this time, they’re looking for a HR guru to sign on and assist with talent acquisition, employee welfare and more. Based in Sydney, this position will help to promote diversity and foster an incredible team to help service the label’s wide range of musical interests.

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

Don’t wait – get your application in via LinkedIn ASAP!

Chief Executive Officer – Music Victoria (Melbourne)

This one’s a big one: Music Victoria are on the hunt to replace their outgoing CEO, ushering in a brand new era for the industry body in the wake of COVID-19’s impact on the Victorian music industry.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Have experience as a CEO or at a minimum experience in a Senior Executive role
  • Are capable of leveraging business opportunities, leading and influencing music or government policy
  • Prior experience in the music industry and an unparalleled understanding of the Victorian scene
  • Extensive experience in dealing with musicians, ministers and everybody else in between
  • A goal-oriented approach with a strong focus on delivery and ability to assess, prioritise and manage a variety of projects.
  • Driven, passionate and adaptable personality and work ethic

If you’re ready to step up to the plate, head here for all the details and to apply.

Junior Account Manager – BMG Australia (Sydney)

BMG have rapidly expanded their operations in the Australian market over the course of 2020, and if you’re up to the task, you could sign on to play a role in pushing things even further in 2021. They’re looking for an entry-level sales professional to join their Sydney team and manage a range of accounts to establish long-lasting partnerships and help bring in that sweet, sweet moolah.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in sales or completion of a relevant course
  • Proficiency in office software, including MS word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Willingness to learn
  • Confident outbound salesperson. Proficient at calling existing and potential clients, scheduling and carrying on meetings
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, outcome driven and thrives in a fast paced sales environment
  • Excellent time management and record keeping skills
  • Passionate about Music and the media industry

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships for Australia and NZ based clients across television broadcast, online media and radio
  • Deployment of marketing materials and campaigns to clients
  • CRM database maintenance
  • Provide ongoing support to the senior sales team
  • Provide up to date business focused information on clients and industry news

For more details, check out BMG’s LinkedIn job listing today.

Digital Content Creator – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne)

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is an iconic entity within Australia’s classical music landscape, with the orchestra being a pivotal force in cultivating emerging musical talents and putting them right up there with some of the best on the world stage. They’re in need of a digital native with experience in content creation to join their ranks as Digital Content Creator, ahead of a concert season that seeks to salve Melbourne’s musical faithful of their post-COVID blues.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Demonstrable experience in end-to-end production of video content
  • A flair for video editing, photography, lighting & design
  • Experience of producing in line with brand standards and house style guidelines
  • Experience using Adobe suite, including Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition
  • Strong understanding of best practices when producing for the internet and social media
  • Understanding of best practices surrounding accessibility and audience development with regard to cultural diversity, the First Nations of Australia, LGBTQIA+ communities and people with disabilities
  • Excellent written ability and a keen eye for finding newsworthy stories
  • Strong project coordination and organisational skills
  • Passion for brand and its extension to social media communities
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and understanding of orchestral music is also highly regarded

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Create digital content that contributes to the execution of MSO’s Learning, Engagement & Innovation and Digital strategies
  • Continuously identify new development opportunities for digital content, including distribution channels
  • Storyboard, produce, and manage the pre, and post-production of video content that it suitable for all MSO channels, including social media, MSO.LIVE (the MSO’s forthcoming Digital Content Platform), and other as required
  • Produce a variety of content pieces, including promotional videos, sit-down interviews, and graphics-based animation, and written material
  • Work with the Digital Content Manager to produce video shoots, including, set up, and operation of all equipment including cameras, audio, lighting and additional gear as required
  • Occasionally work collaboratively with external creators to develop engaging video, multimedia and animated content
  • Maintain strong working relationships with talent during film and photography shoots as required
  • Work with graphic designers to ensure digital assets are produced to meet brand guidelines and high standards

Find out more about this position and apply through the MSO’s careers hub today.

Online Sales Manager – Five Star Music (Melbourne)

Five Star Music is one of the best music retailers in Melbourne’s east, supplying Ringwood and surrounds with quality gear, unparalleled advice and assistance since 2006. They’re currently accepting applications for a new face to join the team and assume responsibility of their online sales platforms on a part-time basis, with flexible hours available for gigging musicians.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Good knowledge of eBay sales and ecommerce
  • Good understanding of website content and composition
  • Good social media skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of musical instruments
  • Retail selling skills

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing eBay and websales
  • Creating website and eBay content and managing stock listings
  • Answering all related customer sales enquiries.
  • Ensuring high levels of customers satisfaction through excellent service
  • Social media creation and posts
  • General retail selling if required

This one won’t last long – apply through Seek today!

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