Music industry Job Board (1/3/16)

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 2016. 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:

Talent Buyer (World Cafe Live – Philadelphia)

Job summary: World Cafe Live is looking to add a Talent Buyer to its dynamic team. Responsible for booking shows in Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA, this person is a team player with strong agent relationships and solid negotiation skills. The Talent Buyer is full time salaried position.

Account Director (Spotify – Atlanta) 

Job summary: We are looking for an outstanding Ad Sales Account Director to join our team in Atlanta. We’re looking for someone with a proven record of revenue generation and a deep interest and passion for online media and innovation. We want someone who loves our product and knows how to sell creative solutions for clients and partners. You should be confident without ever being arrogant and you work hard, but know how to have fun.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Creative Content Producer (Aivvy – USA) 

Job summary: Aivvy is looking for a passionate team member who will work in Aivvy’s eCommerce team. The position will be initially focused on eCommerce-related content creation, including copywriting, production, publishing to website, blog and different social media channels, with future growth into customer services, community management and online sales.

Digital Marketing and Sales Associate (Artlandia Publishing – Portland) 

Job summary: Project Coordination Team is accountable for managing the Customer installation experience of our cutting-edge World Class products and services.  

Publicity Coordinator (Entertainment One – Los Angeles) 

Job summary: Reporting to the Publicist, is responsible for coordinating and executing publicity programs and campaigns for eOne Films ensuring that these publicity activities are in-line with the corporate strategy to achieve the company’s annual goals. This position is responsible for the timely execution of all publicity and social media campaigns for all eOne Films titles. Further, this position will also act as a liaison, between the Marketing team and other departments, as well as clients and the media.

Director of Public Relations (John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts – Washington, D.C.) 

Job summary: The Director of Public Relations is responsible for maintaining and positively positioning the public image of the Kennedy Center through local, national, and international media placements, new media, self-generated content and storytelling, and by influencing a range of internal platforms including the Center’s social media and website. The Director will manage the day-to-day media operations of a fast-paced PR office, directing artistic and program announcements, leveraging publicity opportunities, driving media cultivation, and determining positioning of institutional news and issues. He/She will be the chief strategist and partner for the Kennedy Center’s Education staff in shaping compelling stories that highlight the educational programs and initiatives both locally and across the nation. By building productive relationships with media, artistic partners and internal staff, he/she will generate significant and high-impact coverage of more than 2,000 performances and events held at the Center each year. This position will work closely and proactively with the VP of Public Relations and other senior leadership to guide the voice and messaging around pivotal institutional projects including the ongoing capital expansion project, the John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration, and preparations for the Center’s 50th Anniversary. The Director may serve as spokesperson on occasion and when appropriate.

Account Director (Spotify – San Francisco)

Job summary: We are looking for an outstanding Ad Sales Account Director to join our team in San Francisco.We’re looking for someone with a proven record of revenue generation and a deep interest and passion for online media and innovation. We want someone who loves our product and knows how to sell creative solutions for clients and partners. You should be confident without ever being arrogant and you work hard, but know how to have fun.  Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

Account Executive (iHeartMedia, Inc)

Job summary: The iHeartMedia Account Executive will identify and solicit new business; service and grow existing account. They are responsible for developing persuasive proposals in response to client needs and/or opportunities. They will guide their clients based on market, platform or station information. They are responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through cooperative communication. They will also negotiate rates consistent with iHeartMedia operating goals and budgets and ensure prompt payment. They will utilize all available iHeartMedia resources to create effective marketing campaigns. This is a commission based outside sales position.

Manager Special Events (The Chicago Theatre – Chicago)

Job summary: The Manager Special Events at the Chicago Theatre is responsible for booking Special Events at The Chicago Theatre; a role that involves both sales and management functions, as well as working with both existing and new clients.  The role includes negotiating contracts and financial terms as well as oversight over all aspects of event implementation to ensure client satisfaction and retention.  The Manager Special Events role requires a strong team orientation and focused interaction with various executives at The Chicago Theatre and here in the New York office in order to succeed.  This role will also be on an on site presence during events and work with the Special Events team on marketing strategies.  

Social Media Coordinator (Pulp – Ferndale, MI)

Job summary: We are looking for a vibrant, creative, part-time Social Media Coordinator to join our team and help us grow. This person will help develop social content and strategies for all of our clients. The role requires the ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and initiatives while maintaining a high level of energy and a positive attitude.The Social Media Coordinator will serve as a community manager for multiple brands, including monitoring all social properties, creating unique, engaging content and participating on social media on behalf of the brands.

Assistant, Communications (MTV – NYC)

Job summary: MTV seeks a full-time Communications Assistant to support the SVP and VP of Communications for MTV. The Communications Assistant will be responsible for maintaining schedules and phones, preparing travel arrangements, filing expense reports and additional administrative tasks in a fun, fast-paced office environment. The Communications Assistant will run the MTV Communications social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and manage the MTV Press website. The Communications Assistant will also assist in the development and implementation of communications campaigns for MTV’s original programming and work closely with the team to execute media outreach, internal communications, live events including the MTV Video Music Awards.

Music Gear Customer Engagement (Reverb Music – Chicago)

Job summary: is looking for a genuine music-gear obsessive to help moderate our rapidly expanding community of musicians. This role will involve supporting all users as they buy and sell on the site, arbitrating disputes between different users, and working to prevent fraudulent and suspicious activity.  Other responsibilities will include curating listings and contributing to our marketing and social media content.  

Marketing Director (LiveNation – NYC)

Job summary: In this role you’ll be tasked with developing cutting-edge multiplatform marketing campaigns, writing inspiring proposals and presenting concepts to potential clients to win business while working in a fun environment with a group of forward thinking individuals.

Branded Music Licensing Coordinator (Vice – Brooklyn)

Job summary: The Branded Music Licensing Coordinator will mainly support the Branded Music Supervisor on all the day-today licensing needs of an international branded program.

Assistant, Marketing Roadrunner/Fueled By Ramen (WMG – NYC)

Job summary: Provide administrative and marketing support for Vice President of Marketing. Responsible for developing comprehensive strategies for marketing our artists as well as coordinating all efforts (internally and with outside parties) on all projects.

Assistant, Music Touring (CAA – Toronto)

Job summary: The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, quick-thinking and open to working in a fast-paced, team-oriented office environment where he/she is capable of performing administrative tasks. The individual should be adaptable, highly organized and detail oriented, and able to effectively multi-task. Strong knowledge of, or interest in learning about, music touring is a plus. Administrative duties include heavy phones, coordinating meetings and schedules, preparing expense reports, producing correspondence, issuing contracts, special projects and personal assistance as needed.

Programming Specialist, Digital Music (Red Bull – Santa Monica)

Job summary: The Programming Specialist, Digital Music will program owned and third-party playlists to get Red Bull Sound Select artists heard millions of times over, across leading and emerging music platforms. The Programming Specialist, Digital Music is responsible for choosing the best tracks and creating the best playlists for all of Red Bull Sound Select’s third party streaming partnerships, including: Soundcloud; Spotify; 8Tracks and more. He/She will have a through understanding of how and where consumers listen to digital music today. This person will ensure that the right Sound Select songs are delivered to the right consumers on the right platforms at the right time. Just like a DJ carefully curates his song catalog based on venue and audience, this role will expertly curate the Sound Select song catalog for each music platform to delight listeners every day. ch music platform to delight listeners every day.

Production Designer (C+C – Seattle)

Job summary: C+C is looking for a Production Designer with at least 3-5 years of experience, who is interested in joining a team of 40 or so communications experts and one piñata. Job responsibilities will include overseeing a print or web project from the initial phase of reviewing client requirements to the final stages of production and distribution. Also you’ll be expected to use expertise in design and computer applications to finalize designs and layouts as well as create holiday party invites and put together embarrassing photoshop mash-ups. Other technical duties may include scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and preflighting. But the main thing is that you like to have fun and like doing work that actually means something in the grander scheme of things. Oh yeah, you’ll also be responsible for archiving, updating graphic files, and on occasion, donuts.

iHeartRaves Spring Marketing Internship (iHeartRaves – Anaheim, CA)

Job summary: This position offers the opportunity to work with influential people in the EDM community via press, blogs, social media, newsletters and other cross promotional projects.In this position, you will work with a closely knit team of rave fashion enthusiasts who have a passion for festivals. You will be the trendsetter for rave fashion and have an opportunity to be a part of a passionate movement in youth culture.You will have the opportunity to be involved with our daily social networking strategy, sponsorship and influencer programs, event marketing, new product marketing, and much more.

Director of Public Relations & Social Media (NAMM – Carlsbad, CA)

Job summary: Direct the public relations, social media and other communications strategies for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), NAMM trade shows, and the NAMM Foundation.

Freelance Music Writer (Frontrunner Magazine – NYC)

Job summary: Frontrunner Magazine, a quarterly online arts magazine founded in New York City in 2009, is seeking music writers to interview and review indie rock, folk, and electronic musicians for future editions. We are in search of self-starters with sharp ears for new sounds. Experience developing contacts with press agents, marketing agencies, music managers, and record publicity companies are a bonus.

Account Executive (Shazam – Los Angeles)

Job summary: We are looking for a new Account Executive to come and join our LA based Ad Sales team. A background in mobile Ad Sales is a must, as is a knowledge of the entertainment landscape and a creative mind when it comes to how we might be working with the brands we aren’t already working with – or how we might support the ones we already work with differently.

Marketing Strategist (Loove – NYC)

Job summary: We’re looking for someone to spearhead our marketing strategy.
That someone is philosophical about messaging and analytical about results.
Cares deeply about music and the people who make it. Is passionate about technology, can keep up with the speed of innovation. Wants to be a part of something positive, and can infect others with their excitement about it.

Director Of Artist Content (LiveNation TV – Atlanta)

Job summary: Seasoned professional with excellent relationships across artist managers, publicists, and record companies. Must have background in booking musical artists for performance and editorial video pieces. Should have a basic understanding of music publishing, music rights, video/editorial creative and production, and artist and management psychology.  Position will either be located in our New York, NY offices or Atlanta, GA offices.  

Director Of Marketing (LiveNation – Beverly Hills)

Job summary: Live Nation is looking for an energetic, strategic thinker to join the national tour marketing team in Los Angeles.

Marketing Coordinator (Rooster Teeth – Texas)

Job summary: Rooster Teeth is seeking a Marketing Coordinator who will be responsible for collaborating with internal constituencies to bring to completion marketing and promotional projects. This role will also identify, socialize, and steward to completion new marketing strategies and aspects of distribution and content creation programs to ensure industry competitiveness and growth. This role requires an understanding of the dynamics of television, film, and long and short-form content marketing, including media strategies, publicity strategies, advertising best practices, talent engagement, creative visuals copywriting, and more in order to achieve success across digital distribution platforms and a content development studio. Key goals will include coordinating and tracking all consumer promotions executed through content marketing in support of driving digital distribution acquisition and retention, as well as Studio content releases. The ideal candidate would have a passion for and knowledge of YouTube, digital entertainment, and the world of Internet influencers.

Senior Publicist, Media Relations (NPR – Washington DC)

Job summary: This is a hands-on media relations staff position with the primary responsibility to raise awareness and tell the story of NPR – with a focus on NPR News, NPR Music, programming and journalists – through creative and comprehensive media outreach and effective placement in national and regional outlets. The successful candidate will handle a portfolio of NPR news programs, desks and beats, staying in constant cmmunication with these editorial units, editors, producers and journalists to effectively identify opportunities for publicity. S/he will create and execute effective strategies to publicize show and desk-generated reports, series, breaking news and investigations, and work to grow the external profile for related journalists, hosts editors and producers. S/he will work extensively throughout NPR, NPR member stations and the public broadcasting system to help generate awareness of NPR in national, regional and local media. The position reports to the Director, Media Relations.

Unit Coordinator (Texas Tech Univ. – Lubbock)

Job summary: Provides support in the coordination and supervision of programs in the area to which the job is assigned. May supervise subordinate staff, student employees and/or volunteers.

Director, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra (Dartmouth College – New Hampshire)

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.

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.