Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)
09.12.2020

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

Words by Will Brewster

December 9 - 15

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 collated some of the best jobs going in the Australian music industry today, featuring opportunities from Triple J, Fender Music Australia, Cooking Vinyl Australia, Google and WME. Let’s goooooo!

Manager (Triple J, Hack, Unearthed) – Triple J (Sydney)

Here’s a big one: Australia’s leading public youth broadcaster, Triple J, are on the lookout for a leader to join their team in an executive capacity and shape the content strategy across their platforms – namely the Js, Hack and Unearthed – in 2021. Ideally, you’ll have extensive experience in radio and cross-platform program construction, as well as a strategic direction and analytical prowess unlike any other.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated Leadership skills, with an ability to Lead and inspire a team of program makers in making diverse programs for a youth audience.
  • Proven experience in radio and in cross-platform program construction including the ability to manage projects and major broadcasting initiatives.
  • Demonstrated outstanding editorial skills and judgement, including a high Level understanding of the Australian music industry and modern copyright and intellectual property issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the strategic direction of triple j, with an intricate knowledge of the target audience of young Australians.
  • Proven interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to develop partnerships and meaningful stakeholder relationships at all Levels to maximise opportunities and gain maximum value towards corporate goals.
  • Demonstrated excellent facilitation, coaching and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated high-Level analytical and problem solving skills, exemplifying professionalism, energy and drive to deliver innovative solutions that make a difference.
  • Proven ability to plan and effectively manage projects and stakeholders utilising a variety of project management methodologies.
  • Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate strategic plans to a wide cross section of staff and stakeholders.
  • Proven comprehensive knowledge of modern broadcast technology including digital editing and online content

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and manage triple j’s radio and digital teams to deliver outstanding program content for 18 to  24 year olds.
  • Provide high level leadership in editorial decision making and build triple j’s audience across all platforms.
  • Provide outstanding program content and generate original ideas for on air and off air activities.
  • Lead editorial direction for all teams, including the annual commissioning process for triplej and triplej Unearthed.
  • Lead triple j digital content for website and social media, working with digital editorial team.
  • Oversee overall triplej station sound and campaigns, including outside broadcasts, events, promos and imaging.
  • Work with triplej Unearthed EP on programming, development and overall direction.
  • Work with triplej Marketing, Promos, Digital, Unearthed and News, including regular update meetings with all of them.
  • Attend ABC divisional meetings and contribute to ABC wide initiatives as required.
  • Manage internal partnerships within Entertainment & Specialist, Product & Technology, Regional & Local, News and other campaigns where relevant
  • Manage station admin, including complaint responses, external work requests and leave planning.

Head to the ABC Careers platform to apply today.

Human Resources Manager – Fender Music Australia (Sydney)

Surely we need not explain who Fender are! The iconic instrument company’s Australian arm are currently hiring a Human Resources Manager to work with their Sydney team on a part-time basis, facilitating all workplace policies and procedures to make sure everything goes to plan within the company.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 6 – 8 years of relevant experience as a Human Resource Generalist or managerExcellent communication skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and manage information with utmost integrity
  • Ability to establish rapport and credibility at all levels of the company
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Federal and State employment labor laws
  • A passion for music!
  • Analytical Skills – the ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Organized – possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Critical Reasoning – the ability to use purposeful reflective
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, strong Excel spreadsheet and database programs
  • Experience with Greenhouse and SuccessFactors preferred.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Partner with employees and management to communicate various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations
  • Conduct exit interviews, analyze data and make recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement
  • Respond to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints
  • Facilitate or provide training (including orientation) to the workforce
  • Interview, screen and recruit job applicants to fill entry-level, professional and technical job openings and prepare contracts
  • Assist with development/implementation of performance evaluation and rewards systems
  • Monitor Modern Awards and ensure FMA compliance, Workplace legislation and ensure FMA compliance (Federal & State)
  • Monitor OHS legislation and ensure FMA compliance (Federal & State)
  • Monitor attendance including leaves
  • Payroll preparation (MYOB Software)
  • Create Employee Handbook including Code of Conduct update
  • Strategic HR approach to diversity at workplace

Check out Fender’s Seek listing for more details today.

Label Coordinator – Cooking Vinyl Australia (Melbourne)

An integral force in Australia’s independent music landscape, Cooking Vinyl Australia are currently accepting applications for a talented individual to join their ranks and assist in the day-to-day running of their label in Brunswick.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience in a similar role, ideally gained within the music or media industry
  • Elite organisation skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • The ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Digitally savvy, particularly in the music space across streaming platforms, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Bandcamp etc.
  • Experience with metadata and all digital and physical release specifications
  • Effective communication skills
  • Tech-savvy
  • A love of music and genuine interest in the music business with a long term career vision.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Upkeep and detailed maintenance of the label’s release schedule in consultation with the label team.
  • Upkeep and detailed maintenance of the label’s asset share drive.
  • Digital Product scheduling via our digital distributor’s online platform, adhering to campaign rollouts.
  • Liaising directly with Digital Distribution partners across all day to day elements of the label’s release schedule
  • Physical product scheduling adhering to our physical distribution partner’s requirements and across our D2C platforms (Shopify, Bandcamp).
  • Liaising directly with physical distribution partner across all day to day aspects of release schedule, stock delivery into DADC warehouse,
  • Coordination of physical product manufacturing for priority releases.
  • Stock inventory control including regular orders from international suppliers of finished product.
  • Liaising directly with freight companies to track orders ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery
  • Physical product pricing in conjunction with Co MDs
  • Liaising directly with key label and artist partners on release deliverables.
  • PR department admin support via Haulix music servicing software platform.
  • Sales department support, delivering key assets such as sales sheets
  • General office administration and support to the team.

Apply via The Brag’s jobs platform today. 

Associate Legal Counsel, Music – Google (Sydney/Tokyo)

Big tech is calling – will you answer? Google is currently hiring an Associate Legal Counsel to specialise in music licensing for Google products such as YouTube and Google Play, with the role being based between Sydney and Tokyo. Interested? Read on…

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, or comparable law degree.
  • Qualified lawyer, with experience in private practice and/or an in-house team.
  • 5 years of experience in commercial negotiations, with broad transactional background in digital music licensing agreements and experience with negotiations and support of multi-territorial licensing entities.
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time.
  • Excellent business judgment and strategic thinking.
  • Excellent work ethic, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Respond promptly to legal requests from Business Development, Sales, Licensing, Marketing and other business areas.
  • Negotiate, draft, and review multi-territorial music and video content licensing agreements with record labels, music publishers, and collecting societies primarily for YouTube.
  • Advise Business Development, as well as Finance and other company departments, on legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures, intellectual property, together with advising on overall strategic positioning.
  • Support continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes

Find out more and apply today through Google’s LinkedIn listing.

Music Admin – WME (Sydney)

A major global talent agency with an established Australian presence, WME are on the hunt for an entry-level candidate to join their ranks as Music Admin. This job will see the lucky candidate provide administrative support to the team’s agents and assistants, with plenty of room to grow internally.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Exceptional organisation and communication skills
  • An understanding of excellent client service and absolute discretion
  • A hard-working, extra-mile attitude compatible with this fast-paced, high-energy business
  • A willingness to learn quickly and assist wherever required with a positive attitude at all times
  • Exceptional organisation and time management, quick prioritisation and an initiative-taking, problem-solving attitude
  • Previous music industry experience is desirable
  • Confidence working with systems including MS Office and Excel on a daily basis, with a strong grasp of numbers

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Jeanine Hamilton jhamilton@wmeagency.com today.

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