Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
02.12.2020

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

Words by Will Brewster

December 2 - 8

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 Believe Digital, APRA AMCOS, Warner Music Australia, Billy Hyde Music and Beehive PR.

Digital Marketing Manager – Believe (Melbourne)

A leading name in digital distribution for independent music artists, Believe is on the hunt for a savvy marketing guru to join their Melbourne office to spearhead artist and release marketing strategies for 2021.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • As an internal consultant you have consulting skills and you are client service-focused
  • Strong knowledge of social media and online promotion strategies
  • Ability to build creative and innovative artist development campaigns
  • Data driven & results oriented : ability to analyze and use data to optimize development
  • Structured, organized, ability to follow process and monitor budgets.
  • Knowledgeable about market trends, music industry developments and digital innovations
  • Extensive knowledge of (genre) market
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and organised with excellent time management skills
  • A team player with creative ideas and a positive attitude
  • Passion for music

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Create & Execute Creative & Effective Campaigns across content (incl AR, VR, video and pop culture), social & digital media channels, CRM, media buy
  • Build strong Case Studies 
  • Have strong experience, insights and great results with an “Always On” strategy
  • Be very effective at audience development and Engagement (Socials, CRM)
  • Be able to plan, monitor and optimize within budget, across a range of small to large campaigns
  • Be analytical, data driven, and delivers insightful reports with clear action points

Don’t snooze on this one – head to LinkedIn to apply today.

Manager, Digital Licensing (Media Licensing) – APRA AMCOS (Sydney)

As the governing body representing the publishing and royalties of Australian musicians, APRA AMCOS is one of the most important forces in the national music sector today. They’re currently looking for a candidate with previous experience in licensing for broadcast and digital media to join their Sydney offices and lead a team to achieve set revenue targets for the company.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • At least five years experience in a commercial licensing role with a proven record of revenue achievement
  • Established strong professional networks / connections with digital media businesses
  • Deep understanding of the Australian/NZ music licensing framework and the commercial value of music in digital media
  • Demonstrated insight into the rapidly evolving commercial uses of music by digital media organisations
  • Strong negotiator, able to secure complex commercial deals
  • Sound commercial and financial skills and an appreciation of governance issues
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in the development and implementation of innovative best practice initiatives within a complex business environment
  • Excellent people management and adaptive leadership skills with a proven record in establishing a successful team-based work environment that enables people to develop their full potential and to do well
  • Excellent communications skills. Able to listen sensitively to the views of others and to communicate effectively to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Personable, persuasive, with the capability to credibly represent APRA AMCOS and build strong, long-term relationships with stakeholders

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Maximising revenue and revenue opportunities
  • Working with other Director Media Licensing and relevant managers to develop new or replacement licence schemes and a national media licensing strategy
  • Monitoring licensing, and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Developing budgets, and regularly reporting actual performance to budget, with variance analyses and revised projections
  • Gathering market intelligence covering new developments in digital media products and services and sales strategies
  • Delivering high quality services to clients and members including by ensuring the department adheres to relevant policies and legislation (e.g. Code of Conduct and Privacy)
  • Leading and developing a focused, collegiate, high performing team
  • Creating, developing and maintaining strong business relationships with digital media clients
  • Achieving continuous improvement in the performance of the Media Licensing Department

For all the job details and to get your application in, head over to APRA AMCOS’s Seek.

Office Assistant – Warner Music Australia (Sydney) 

You know them, you love them – now, you can join them! Warner Music Australia is currently accepting applications for the position of Office Assistant in Sydney, which could prove to be a mean gateway gig for anyone seeking a longterm career in the music industry. Interested? Read on…

Skills / Experience Required:

  • A positive, confident and happy demeanour
  • A love for administration, organisation and assisting people
  • Professional phone manner and appearance
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with all levels of people in a professional and helpful manner
  • Have respect for confidentiality and have discretion and tact with sensitive information
  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to determine priorities within a fast-paced day
  • Proactive with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm
  • Ability to deal with changing requirements and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team when required

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Greeting all guests and assisting with sign-in procedures
  • Management of the reception area to ensure it is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Answering phones
  • Purchase of kitchen supplies
  • Management of mail & courier deliveries
  • Regular cleaning of kitchen as well as monitoring all other areas of the office
  • Stock take and ordering of all office supplies
  • Arrange catering and manage set up of meetings and on-site events
  • Updating internal phone list & seating chart documentation
  • Assisting with mail-outs, including merchandise

Interested? Send off your application here.

Store Manager/Department Manager – Billy Hyde Music Adelaide (Adelaide) 

Heads up, Adelaide! Billy Hyde Music are expanding their operations into South Australia in 2021, and they’re in need of some talent to kick off the team and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Adelaide music retail scene.

Currently, the store is on the lookout for members to sign on and fulfil the roles of Store Manager, Guitar Department Manager, Drum Department Manager and Hi Tech / DJ Department Manager.

At present, Billy Hyde Music Adelaide isn’t hiring other staff or casual team members, but if you’re extra keen, get your application in!

For more details and to apply, head to Billy Hyde Music’s employment hub today.

Senior Publicist – Beehive PR (Work from home)

Handling accounts for the likes of The VANNS, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Kingswood and more, Beehive PR sit at the core of the Australian music industry. They’re currently on the hunt to find an experienced PR gun to join their team from the confines of their own home office – nice!

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Two or more years experience working in Australian music PR
  • Creatively focused with a dedication and passion for music
  • A team player who is also capable of working autonomously with clear direction and initiative

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating and executing individual campaign strategies for multiple clients at a time
  • Liaising with clients on assets and content creation
  • DSP, Editorial and Radio servicing
  • Press release distribution across client campaigns
  • Copywriting and office admin duties as required
  • Weekly meetings with Beehive PR’s director with regards to in-progress campaigns
  • Liaising with national media outlets, radio programmers and TV contacts throughout campaigns in securing premieres and various pieces of content for the client
  • Delivering campaign reports and weekly updates, as well as feedback from outlets to the client

Head on over to Pedestrian’s careers platform to shoot your shot today.

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