Music Industry Job Board (11/9/15)

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 2015. 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 week 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.

New openings:

Entertainment Relations Professional (Gibson – Nasvhille) 

Job summary: Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments, professional audio equipment and consumer electronics, is seeking an experienced Entertainment Relations Professional based in Nashville, TN.  Candidate should be a highly motivated, self starter that is able to work at a very fast pace, manage multiple projects, and have strong organizational skills.  The ER Pro should be a team player who is able to produce innovative programs through a network of local, regional, and national contacts within the entertainment industry. 

Media Manager (Sony – Nashville) 

Job summary: Support senior media staff with implementation of media strategy for their assigned roster of Sony Music Nashville artists, as well as implement publicity plans for roster of artists assigned to Media Manager.

Music Laboratory Coordinator (Contra Costa Community College – CA) 

Job summary: To provide assistance to music students and staff; to maintain the music library, instrument inventory and recording arts laboratory, and to coordinate all publicity and correspondence associated with the music area.

Assistant Marketing Manager (HarperCollins – Nashville)

Job summary: The Assistant Marketing Manager is a strategic and tactical leader in planning and managing marketing activities for frontlist and backlist books, including market positioning, consumer messaging, budgeting, campaign project management, and ROI analysis for each campaign. In partnership with authors, editors, vendors, retail sales and other team members, the marketing manager uses integrated digital and traditional marketing methods to ensure the highest possible unit shipments and revenue for assigned book campaigns.

Artist & Repertoire Manager (O-Town Music Group – Orlando)

Job summary: The main job is picking acts that will be successful and then working with the act to find the right producers and writers. The process is very much a nurturing one to ensure the band or solo artist impacts at the right time with the right material. Besides scouting for new artist the a&r manager also manages the current roster of artist. Duties include booking performances for artist, updating social media for artist,booking tv appearances and publicity for artist, booking recording studios for artist and much more.

Administrative Assistant (Universal Music – Santa Monica, CA)

Job summary: This position is responsible for assisting with budget management in Universal Music Group’s finance system (Uniport) and processing marketing department-related invoices. The position also assists with other departmental support, including booking travel, routing vendor contracts, and assisting VP of Marketing with phones, calendar and expenses. Some administrative support of publicity and radio staff.

Events Coordinator (University Of Delaware – Newark)

Job summary: The Events Coordinator will manage the detailed logistics and planning of MAD and MPCS events.  The Events Coordinator will oversee the staff hired to assist with events. The Events Coordinator will provide customer service for guests of and visitors to the Roselle Center for the Arts and the Amy E. DuPont Music Building.

Marketing Manager (MIH Entertainment – Los Angeles)

Job summary: This position reports to the CEO, partners and V.P. of Development, the marketing department is focused on providing strong marketing campaigns. The marketing manager will manage the development and execution of marketing and sales campaigns with brand partners and retail outlets. Marketing Manager is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing for assigned artist and for coordinating the efforts of the label to ensure the consistency of imaging between artist and their music. Sales and marketing will involve all facets of MIH Entertainment, LLC physical, digital and mobile products. The marketing manager will be responsible for creating, managing and executing third party sponsorships and promotions involving MIH Entertainment, LLC labels and studios. One of the primary goals is to develop and create revenue-driving opportunities and promotions between third party companies, promoting MIH Entertainment, LLC music/video content at physical, digital and mobile retailers. Involved in this position is the ability to make cold calls to new corporate partners as well as agencies interested in cross promotions/sponsorships with entertainment. Additionally, will manage local physical and digital music accounts, and be the company’s onsite point person in California to handle any miscellaneous duties that require handholding or personal delivery in the marketplace, including covering visibility and artist performances.

Marketing Assistant (Sony – San Jose, CA)

Job summary: Sony Corporation of America (SCA) is seeking a Marketing/Executive Assistant to join the Life Electronics (LE) group and Sony Biotechnology in the San Jose, CA office. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, who has a dual role as CEO of Sony Biotechnology, the Marketing/Executive Assistant will be responsible for taking initiative in delivering full administrative support to the SVP/CEO and will also provide additional team support on an as needed basis.

Events & Marketing Coordinator (ArtJamz LLC – Washington DC)

Job summary: Do you love art and nightlife? ArtJamz – America’s original public art studio and lounge – is looking for smart creatives to join our growing team. The events & marketing coordinator helps support both our private events business as well as our ongoing marketing efforts. This is an awesome opportunity to join a leading concept in the fast-growing paint and sip industry.

Marketing Coordinator (Sony – NYC)

Job summary: The role of Coordinator, Marketing provides marketing and administrative support to the Legacy Recordings Marketing Department.

Marketing Project Manager (The Fader – NYC)

Job summary: The FADER is looking for a dynamic and strategic Project Manager. This is an opportunity for someone to make his or her mark in a successful and fast growing environment. Day to day responsibilities will include overseeing The FADER clients, executing branded events and content programs, coordinating activities between multiple internal departments, financial reporting and maintaining the overall health of client/agency relationships. Position will report to The FADER Marketing Director.

Email Marketing Manager (Goldstar – Pasadena, CA)

Job summary: We’re looking for a motivated, creative and analytical Email Marketing Manager to run the day-to-day operations of Goldstar’s email channel. The Email Marketing Manager’s focus is on the planning, execution and analysis of daily email promotions to 5 million members in 26 major U.S. metros, using our in-house email platform.

Programming & Special Accounts Manager (Bergen Performing Arts Center – Englewood, NJ)

Job summary: The Programming & Special Accounts Manager reports to the Director of Programming, assists with all programming responsibilities and helps support live concerts on performance nights when necessary at the discretion of the Programming Director. In addition, this person will operate as the point person for a specific corporate sponsorship account and a number of off-site programming & cultural initiatives and provide support to other departments when required.

Music Artist Management (Union Entertainment Group – Austin, TX)

Job summary: UEG is an artist management company who represents rock, country, and pop artists at an international level. We have offices scattered across the nation, with our main office being located in Austin, TX. UEG has been a flourishing, boutique company managing artists of all types for the past 20+ years. We are looking for a new intern for our Austin office to oversee some of the day to day aspects of artist management, with a special emphasis on media management.

Marketing and Communications Assistant (Pax – NYC)

Job summary: Under the direction of the Marketing and Communications Director, assist in the writing, design, production, and distribution of marketing and communications tools and materials in accordance with editorial and graphics standards. Assist in implementation of organization’s engagement strategy on web, social media, and mobile platforms.

Digital Content Coordinator (Salem Media Group – Orange, CA)

Job summary: The primary responsibility of this position is to manage and coordinate 95.9 The Fish Digital and New Media assets, including our in-house support and externally branded websites, digital initiatives, Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, mobile app, special sales and promotional projects, digital newsletters, listener clubs and programs and other projects within the scope of this position. Daily activities might include regular website maintenance, digital and traditional content creation, newsletter production, usage statistical analysis, ratios, click-through analytics and other empirical data, banner ad creation, custom landing pages, scheduling of audio and video streaming pre-rolls, interfacing, and supporting and collaborating with other digital content coordinators.

Marketing Coordinator – Allen & Heath (American Music & Sound – Newbury Park, CA)

Job summary: Execute PR & Social Media plans in close collaboration with the team at Allen & Heath HQ in the UK. Generate compelling stories which connect users with the brand; then disseminate the content through media, social media and case studies for the web site and email distribution.

Publicist (Counterpoint Press – Berkeley, CA)

Job summary: Counterpoint Press is seeking a Publicist with at least 1-2 years of publicity experience, preferably with a trade book publisher focusing on high quality fiction and nonfiction. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, a proven ability to juggle projects and duties, demonstrated organizational skills along with creativity and a passion for books and reading. Applicants must have a BA in English Communications, or a related field, as well as some relevant internship or working experience. Candidates must have impeccable attention to detail, the ability to be proactive and problem-solve, and a communication style that instills confidence in authors, editors, and agents.

Publicity Assistant/Associate (Hemsing Associates – NYC)

Job summary: Established classical music public relations firm seeks colleague with ability to communicate with press and classical music performers. Imagination and ability to interest journalists in our clients are a must and work well in a friendly, small non-corporate environment. Looking for a self-starter with genuine love of classical music, computer knowledge, and strong verbal and writing skills. Classical music background, press contacts, and previous PR experience desirable. Responsibilities include: writing press releases, artist biographies, pitch letters, social media postings and newsletter items; placing stories with local, national, and international print and electronic media; coordinating interviews with clients and journalists, efforts and strategies with outside publicity and management firms as well as artists. Salary, benefits and position commensurate with experience. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Customer Service Representative (Naxos Of America – Franklin, TN)

Job summary: This vital, customer-focused position strives to serve our valuable customer base with knowledgeable and timely communication, efficient data entry and aggressive follow-up/issue resolution. This position is centered on taking customer orders over the phone.

Publicist (Nacional Records / Cookman International – Los Angeles, CA)

Job summary: The candidate will play a key role on all Nacional releases and Cookman projects, taking responsibility for the publicity and promo activities of our Artists and outreaches. They will report directly to the head of the company and collaborate closely within the team.

Director, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra (Dartmouth – NH)

Job summary: To provide artistic, musical and administrative leadership for the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra. Recruits and trains performers. Plans and conducts rehearsals and performances. Responsible for associated administrative duties.

Specialist, Digital Marketing (Sony – NYC)

Job summary: As part of Sony Music’s digital marketing team, the Digital Marketing Specialist will promote artists and grow online communities for Sony Music artists using a combination of internal and partnered resources including websites, social networks, wireless services and other digital tools.

Digital Project Coordinator (iHeartMedia – Atlanta)

Job summary: The successful candidate needs to have at least one year professional work experience in a media related field and a strong working knowledge of social media, videography, graphic design and photography.  Candidate must have the ability to work well with all departments and maintain a positive attitude in an often hectic work environment.  The position requires a self-motivated, hard worker who understands that sometimes work must be done outside of normal business hours.  The position includes the coordination of content from our radio station websites to the public, assisting in our social networking campaigns, production of short video segments, gathering measurement data, and helping to maintain quality among our six web properties.

Brand and Creative Coordinator (Spotify – NYC)

Job summary: We are looking for a Brand and Creative Coordinator that will play a critical role in supporting the  supporting the global brand and creative team, organizing and coordinating team- and project-related operations and processes. This team develops strategy, creative tools, content, and experiences that drive Spotify’s creative and communication agenda with various audiences, including fans, consumers, artists, creators, labels, business partners, and more. Programs the team leads include brand identity and guidelines, on-platform advertising, marketing programs in paid/earned/owned channels, large-scale experiential programs like Spotify House at SXSW, and more.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Brand Ambassador (iHeartMedia – Las Vegas)

Job summary: Represent three iHeartMedia Las Vegas brands, KPLV-FM, KSNE-FM and KWNR-FM at remotes and appearances.  Serve as the ambassador between the radio station and the listeners. Work among a team that will include promotions, programming and sales. This is a part-time position/that will be no more than 20 hours a week. Weekend and night heavy. The managers for the iHeartMedia Promotions Team request a two week written notice for any time off requested. Major holidays and “black out” periods must be approved by the department’s supervisor.

Associate Marketing Director (The Phoenix Symphony – Phoenix)

Job summary: The Associate Marketing Director is responsible for planning, supervising, administering and evaluating programs that meet or exceed attendance and ticket revenue goals for orchestra events and maximizing the visibility of the orchestra in the community. The Associate Marketing Director will plan and manage all marketing activities, including but not limited to: public relations; advertising; season subscription and renewal campaigns; all ticket revenue and audience research.

Artist Management (Ayelow LLC – Atlanta)

Job summary: An Artist Manager works on behalf of groups or artists to promote the artists’ careers and run their business affairs. Their job is to secure the best work for their clients, for the best fee.The job may include: negotiating contracts and fees, finding and booking events and venues that match the artist’s career strategy, advising on career decisions, publicity and promotion, helping them on career decisions such as which record producer to work with, or which songs to perform, and managing media relations on their behalf.The Artist Manager’s work is very competitive and can be intense and sometimes stressful with long hours. Artist Managers are frequently required to attend their artists’ performances in the evening or over weekends.Most Artist Managers advance by building a strong reputation for good client services, and attracting more top performers onto their books.

Clearance and Permissions Manager (Wenner Media LLC – NYC)

Job summary: Responsibilities include reviewing video and other materials to determine clearance and related issues; conducting research to evaluate the status of copyrighted and trademarked materials and products, invasion of privacy, defamation and rights of publicity, and other legal issues. Negotiate licenses and releases for uses of copyrighted or trademarked materials such as film clips, artwork, photos, music, and ensure each license properly addresses essential terms and protections. Prepare correspondence advising staff on status of clearance issues; administratively support department as required.

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.