Music Industry Job Board (7/27/14)

A lot has been written about the supposed dire state of the music industry, but truth be told there are a number of successful and growing companies, including record labels, that are thriving in 2014. In this column we bring together every job opening we can find from the companies responsible for building the future of the  business and present them to you, our reader, in hopes of aiding you on your journey to join the global music industry professional family.

Each Sunday we scour the internet for the latest and greatest job postings throughout the music industry. You can help us better serve our community by sending any job openings you find or have to Be sure to include the name of the company hiring, a detailed description of the position being offered, a desired start date, contact information, and any additional supplemental information you feel may be needed.

Job Openings:

Versatile Musician (Buzzfeed)

Job summary: We’re looking for professionals with experience in the creation of original online content. You should be an versatile musician who can create parody music / lyrics / impressions – Think Jimmy Fallon type. Residents work as part of our BuzzFeed Video’s production teams, helping to bring their experience, voice and possibly performances to create new, awesome videos. Each team has it’s own specific focus, and you’ll be an integral part of their production during your residency, helping to conceive, write, produce new videos for BuzzFeed’s video channel.

Music Supervisor, Sports Marketing (Fox Sports)

Job summary: The Music Supervisor must be an energetic and resourceful individual who supports the Creative Team at FOX Sports Marketing. He/She will be responsible for obtaining, organizing, maintaining, and updating all music in the On-Air Promos Music Library that is used/needed for promos, sales reels, and campaigns created by FOX Sports Marketing for the networks we service. This person must act as a mediator between FOX Sports Marketing and FOX Sports Music for license requests, cue sheets, etc. The Music Supervisor will foster and cultivate relationships with music production houses, labels, new artists, etc.

Talent Buyer (Casselman’s)

Job summary: The position requires intimate knowledge of both local and national live entertainment bookings. The candidate will be proficient with the contracting and coordination of ticketed events for Casselman’s Venue. This position requires negotiation proficiency, event production coordination, contracting live entertainment, building relationships with artist agents, complex calendar scheduling and show Proforma analysis.
The Candidate will work closely with Casselman’s existing in-house team of talent buyers, marketing teams, corporate event coordinator, interns, production crews and owners.

All Things Considered Host/Announcer (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Job summary: OPB seeks a host/newscaster for All Things Considered weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This is an active role requiring an engaged individual wanting to be a part of a successful news team. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sales Assistant (Katz Media Group)

Job summary: Sales Assistants are responsible for assisting Account Executives and a Sales Manager with support duties for handling a high volume of television airtime sales of represented stations to advertising agencies. Our Eagle TV team in the Washington DC office has an immediate need for a Sales Assistant. Eagle Television is the national sales representation company for 53 major television stations across the U.S. We are able to deliver large cross-sections of a market and provide advertisers with the ability to fine-tune their marketing plans. Our client stations-which include 20 ABC affiliates, 13 NBC stations, 8 CBS affiliates, 1 myTV station and 1 Fox affiliate-cover parts of 31 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 30% of all television households.

Senior Publicist (Cashmere Agency)

Job summary: We are seeking results-driven and self-motivated individuals in the public relations department to work daily with Executive team, media outlets and clients; in conjunction with the new media, marketing and production teams. As a member of the Marketing & Communications team, the successful candidate will be instrumental in executing the agencys media relations strategy.

Assistant, Promotion (Warner Music Group)

Job summary: The promotions department works towards developing awareness and exposure for priority records through various mediums focusing on but not limited to radio. The department works with marketing, sales, publicity, and digital marketing, creating grass roots and national promotion strategies to garner airplay at key lifestyle, club, and radio outlets.

Production Manager/Art Director (Surfdog Inc)

Job summary: Surfdog Records/Dave Kaplan Mgmt – an independent record label, artist management, publishing, and merchandising company based in Encinitas, CA is looking for a Production Manager/Art Director. This position will be responsible for overseeing all production needs and deadlines. Must be able to manage small team and problem solve. Will also oversee the company’s design needs, including branding, album art layout, web graphics and content, photo editing, and posters/advertisements. In addition, the position involves website upkeep, design and troubleshooting. The ideal candidate will be involved in the marketing and branding of a broad range of artists.

Administrative/Executive Assistant (Fearless Records)

Job summary: Fearless Records (Pierce The Veil, Plain White T’s, Mayday Parade, At The Drive-in, Motionless in White) is in search of an experienced Administrative/Executive Assistant for full time work. This candidate will be responsible for assisting the management staff with priority focus on the needs of the Owner, President, Accounting, and A&R department, as well as oversight of administrative duties regarding the office needs as a whole. Experience in a fast paced office environment required. High energy and great people skills. Knowledgeable about our industry. Clean. Attention to detail. Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff, and agency information.

Sales & Marketing Coordinator (INgrooves)

Job summary: The position of Sales & Marketing Coordinator creates and coordinates set-up, sales and marketing information from a wide variety of sources to give the sales team efficient tools that will help them increase revenue. The position also will directly support the iTunes Account Manager and the iTunes account, and will provide occasional support for the General Manager.

Weekend Edition Host/Announcer (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

Job summary: OPB Radio is looking for a highly motivated public media professional to serve as our Weekend Edition Host/Announcer. The Host/Announcer prepares hourly newscasts, promotion, weather and occasional traffic and ensures program continuity for OPB’s radio network. OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TV Music Coordinator (Lionsgate)

Job summary: Lionsgate is the leading next generation filmed entertainment studio and is a major producer and distributor of motion pictures, home entertainment, family entertainment, television programming, video-on-demand, and digitally delivered content. Lionsgate has an immediate opening for a TV Music Coordinator. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude, who is extremely detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and possess the ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment.

Booking Manager (Hollywood Sound Studio)

Job summary: Hollywood Sound Studios / The Mantra is looking for an experienced Assistant to the in-house Booking Agent. You will assist in booking bands 3-4 nights per week in our Studio A Performance space. Must have a strong grasp of the local music scene. Industry contacts are a must.

Copyright Data Entry Analyst (Music Reports Inc)

Job summary: Heavy Data Entry. Manual review and matching of song and release details using on-line research of song and release information. Manual entry and update of administration data within custom software database.

Assistant Director of Operations (Waldwick School Of Rock)

Job summary: The Waldwick School of Rock is searching for a dynamic employee who will assist our Director of Music and Operations to maintain the day-to-day tasks of a very busy music school! Our performance-driven programs are available to students of all ages, and we are looking for an outgoing, friendly, extremely organized person to maintain the front-end of the school. This is a full-time position: 40 hours/week + occasional event work.We operate Monday-Friday from 1:00 PM-9:00 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Manager, Licensing (Warner Music Group)

Job summary: Under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment and decision, this position is responsible for negotiations, research, clearance, and issuance of licenses to affected parties of Company owned or controlled copyrights for exploitation.

Contributing Music Producer (The AnonymoUS Initiative)

Job summary: Part time job. The AnonymoUS Initiative is an anti-bullying non-profit that aims to end bullying for people of all races, ages, demographics and orientations through art and activism — and is currently in search of MUSIC PRODUCERS for its second non-profit charity soundtrack.

Music Coordinator (Heavy Hitters Music)

Job summary: We need to find a stellar Music Coordinator ASAP. Really looking for someone who wants to be involved with music publishing/licensing/A&R. Candidates should have an outgoing personality, good people skills, an ear for what is current, technically savvy, and be extremely organized. If you have these qualifications, you could easily become a part of our team.

KLVE On Air Personality (Univision Radio)

Job summary: KLVE is looking for its next on-air star! Are you an experienced host/entertainer with a background in radio? Do you understand and respect the importance of music flow, and intuitively understand where you fit in? Can you do your content on-air without stopping the music? Can you engage fans in social media, on the phone, on the web, and in person? Great energy is a must! Understanding intuitively how much is enough, and when is too much is also mandatory! We are casting a uniquely experienced, versatile and confident performer – someone plugged into today’s world of increasing choices and technology. If you can digitally edit audio, run a tight board, and are obsessive about pleasing listeners, clients and doing the details to win them over, then you must apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

News Anchor/Writer (Clear Channel)

Job summary: 24/7 News Source has an immediate opening for a part time overnight News Anchor and Writer. Our ideal candidate has strong news broadcasting experience and is a seasoned veteran on-air who is able to multi-task and takes direction well. You will work in a fast-paced, challenging and friendly environment with career advancement opportunity.

Producer, Songs (Age Of Learning)

Job summary: This position is for a very organized person with experience running projects in a studio environment. This person will be responsible for ensuring the timely creation and approval of an ongoing series of children’s songs. This person will be working with composers, lyricists, curriculum members and creative stakeholders. The right candidate has a firm yet friendly attitude that will help move the process along, and is creative, well-organized, and comfortable working within tight schedules and deadlines.

Director of Business Development (Shazam)

Job summary: Shazam is looking for a Director of Business Development to work closely with Product Management and drive strategic partnerships with mobile, social, web, and digital entertainment companies. If you have a proven track record in business development, a strong existing network and a passion for making incredible deals happen, come and talk to us. This is a newly created, Silicon Valley based role and will work as a Director of Business Development reporting into our VP for Business Development based in London. Networking will be your forte, as will having shrewd commercial acumen and the ability to create truly incredible partnerships that will help our business to grow. It’s a big job but the potential rewards are massive; your work will be used and enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.

Copywriter (TuneIn)

Job summary: TuneIn is looking for a creative and talented copywriter to help us build our brand voice and bring it to all communications. We’re looking for someone who wants to have a hand in everything, from app copy to promotional campaigns to radio ads. This position will work directly with our product and design team to make sure the TuneIn voice is consistent across all communication. The ideal candidate will show experience writing innovative copy for a wide range of material.

Content Manager (Howl At The Moon)

Job summary: Howl at the Moon is looking for a Content Manager to work in their corporate headquarters in Chicago. The Content Manager is responsible for developing and managing the voice of Howl at the Moon. Working within the marketing team, the Content Manager will write, edit, and proofread all content for social media, blog posts, website, email newsletters, and print materials. The Content Manager will manage SEO and PPC efforts to increase web traffic through content creation, lead generating and campaign management. The ideal candidate should have experience managing online marketing and outreach campaigns and have an analytical and creative mindset. Day-to-day tasks require strong technical skills and the ability to work independently.

Documentation Manager (PreSonus Audio Electronics)

Job summary: PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus’ software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio. The Documentation Manager is responsible for the management of the documentation process for PreSonus software and hardware products, and will coordinate the writing/authoring, production and integration of printed or electronic user manuals, tutorials, web text, and quick-guides. This person must be a self-starter with audio domain experience capable of authoring high-level documentation as well as simultaneously managing outside resources with the ultimate goal of developing a complete documentation team over time. This person also needs to have good communication skills in order to communicate to multiple geographic locations throughout the organization and outside contractors.

Assistant to the President (Musicians On Call)

Job summary: Musicians On Call (MOC) brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country. The organization is currently looking for an assistant, who will report to the President and provide general support for other MOC staff members as directed by the President. The Assistant will work with the President on all aspects of MOC business from travel arrangements, meeting preparation, and office paperwork to researching partnerships, donor stewardship and managing relationships with other executives and celebrity partners. He/she will oversee the upkeep of the office, will be responsible for donation and event-related data entry, in addition to being involved in event preparation and follow-up. Familiarity with Salesforce is desired. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional communication skills, be highly organized, have a sharp eye for detail, maintain professionalism at all times and express a strong interest in learning about the nonprofit sector. This is a full-time position.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.