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

December 16 - 22

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 this week, including roles at 4ZZZ, Universal Music Australia, Spotify and Sledgehammer Games.

Station Manager – 4ZZZ (Brisbane) 

As Queensland’s longest running FM radio station, Brisbane’s community radio legends 4ZZZ have treated the ears of Northerners with some of the best sounds from the local underground since 1975. The station is currently on the hunt for a new manager to join on and direct the everyday operations to continue their impact across the airwaves – could it be you?

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Ability to lead an organisation, and experience in the strategic management of organisational resources including financial, technological, information, communication and human resources.
  • Ability to build and sustain a motivated and skilled workforce, which includes volunteers, and to create a high degree of morale, team cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Commitment to community broadcasting and its objectives; and ability to understand and work with 4ZZZ’s station culture and program format.
  • Integrity and commitment to ethical practice, equity and diversity; and the ability to apply Equal Opportunity and Occupational Health and Safety principles and practices.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to recognise opportunities, devise innovative proposals and undertake research and development projects which may involve risk taking.
  • Success in establishing rapport and maintaining productive relations and effective networks within the work place and with organisations, business and government.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead strategic planning and the setting of objectives to meet the station’s mission, including the development of annual operational plans.
  • Foster engagement among staff and volunteers through opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Set strategic goals for campaigns and drive revenue growth through fundraising.
  • Maintain, review and develop fundraising opportunities to ensure key income streams of subscriptions and donations are robust.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of coherent strategies for the effective management of 4ZZZ’s fiscal health, including generating funding and the effective management of risk and financial exposure.
  • Set strategic programming direction with Programming Coordinator, Training Coordinator, Program Reviews Team and programming sub-committee.
  • Oversee the 4ZZZ show application and grid preparation process to ensure the programming direction is in line with the overall Strategic Plan including goals around inclusion & diversity.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and actively build strategic alliances with other organisations, community groups, universities, businesses and people which will further the achievement of 4ZZZ’s corporate and strategic objectives.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with volunteer workers and community groups who participate in programming and ensure the station community is informed about relevant issues, policy, change and practice.
  • Represent 4ZZZ at conferences, consultative groups and industry forums, as well as undertaking advocacy at government and regulatory level.

Find out more about the gig and get your application in at 4ZZZFM today.

Operations / Inventory Manager – Universal Music Australia (Sydney)

Universal Music Australia is currently hiring an Operations / Inventory Coordinator to assist the label’s production team with new release scheduling and delivery for their physical and digital products.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • You are a mastermind problem solver and a superb self-starter.
  • You have an impeccable eye for detail. Some may say you have OCD tendencies…
  • You thrive off pressure and deadlines.
  • You have proven customer service skills and will go above and beyond for internal and external contacts.
  • You’re a Microsoft Office super user and also a nerd for learning new systems.
  • You get along with all kinds of different people and suppliers.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain all physical and digital products through local and global Universal Music Group Int’l scheduling systems for allocated labels to ensure accurate and complete delivery on time and in full.
  • Timely and complete delivery of digital products ensuring the accuracy of product exclusivities/restrictions, pre-orders, bundles, date specifications etc.
  • Manage physical product through the appropriate manufacturer(s), and because you are a genius, you will consider any contractual obligations, delivery, cost and turnaround times.
  • Maintain the Universal Music Australia Release Schedule for allocated international and domestic labels.
  • Champion departmental KPIs across catalogue accuracy, obsolescence, stock ordering and fulfilment.
  • Assist the Inventory team on a variety of supply chain tasks and processes

Find out more here and apply via UMA’s jobs portal.

Head of Marketing ANZ – Spotify (Sydney)

Spotify are currently looking for a new Head of Consumer Marketing to assume responsibility for communicating with and growing the Australia & New Zealand consumer base. Based in Sydney, this position will see the lucky candidate work closely with Music, Podcasts, Brand Partnerships and Business Development to ensure the streaming service acquires and retains an avid presence in Australia.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in consumer, digital media, e-commerce or entertainment marketing
  • Track record of strong leadership, inspiring teams and a collaborative mindset
  • Proven track record of converting high-level business and marketing strategy into tangible, effective local marketing execution across channels
  • Fast-growing, dynamic environment where charisma, creativity and strategic thinking are essential to this success
  • Data and ROI driven
  • End-to-end experience of the marketing process from initial briefing all the way to execution
  • Highly customer obsessed and data literate. Able to interrogate market, consumer and customer data and present recommendations on market and consumer
  • Comfortable influencing up and down a large organization, including at senior levels
  • Portfolio of strong consumer marketing campaigns resulting in customer acquisition and business partnerships, including across traditional and digital/social platforms
  • Experience with managing external agency relationships

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide strong leadership to the team, articulate a vision of growth for the region, and develop of Spotify’s consumer-centric marketing strategy, plans and execution
  • Deliver focused, attributable, large scale coordinated marketing programs to accelerate capture of addressable market
  • Provide counsel to the leadership team and cross-functional partners on the market landscape (media and societal trends, growth opportunities, competitive landscape)
  • Drive alignment, understanding and providing adoption of regional target audiences across all stakeholders
  • Understand consumer demand and deliver a focused x-functional effortIdentify untapped growth target audiences, informed by first and third party data; deliver best-in-class content and marketing solutions through direct and partner channels
  • Develop consumer marketing strategies to successfully establish the Spotify brand; driving awareness, growth and loyalty through traditional media, digital, social, partnerships and owned channels
  • Leverage existing relationships with global and local partners to extend speed to market, reach and ongoing consumer engagement for Spotify
  • Work closely with Content teams to drive the music + podcast industry agenda and ensure content priorities are aligned to our core audiences’ needs
  • Work closely with Business Development and Brand Partnerships to drive cultural relevance and user interest
  • Manage the marketing budget to ensure marketing programs executed are ROI optimized
  • Consistently champion the Spotify brand values, people values and Social Impact initiatives, acting as a role model both within the team and externally
  • Coordinate relationships with the global team to execute successfully at a local level

Don’t wait a minute – apply today.

Sound Designer – Sledgehammer Games (Melbourne)

Best known as the firm who developed games such as Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sledgehammer Games are on the hunt for a local sound designer to join their Melbourne team on a temporary basis to assist in the development of a new AAA aural experience for their next game.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated creative and technical achievements in sound design.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in game audio development.
  • Shipped at least one major title.
  • Experience in creating outstanding sound assets for games.
  • Fluency in game audio implementation systems.
  • Understanding of PS4, XBOX One, and PC audio functionality, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Experience with major digital audio workstations, with high proficiency of at least one.
  • Solid understanding of technical audio theory and audio engineering.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • College degree preferred, not required.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Interactive and linear sound effects design.
  • In-depth real-time audio-control scripting.
  • SFX creation and mastering.
  • Sound asset implementation with proprietary tools and scripting logic.
  • Field recording.
  • Dialog processing.
  • Music editing.
  • Internal SFX Library moderation and maintenance.

Head to LinkedIn to find out more and apply today.

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