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Brazil Music Content Specialist in São Paulo at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Vaco UK has partnered with our client in search of Brazilian Music COntent Specialist for an exciting full time role in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

As a Music Content Specialist, you are a self-starter who will ramp up quickly to contribute to supporting programming initiatives on our client's streaming music services / platforms. You have experience working as a playlist programmer, music journalist or critic, and/or editor for a digital music service. You are well-versed in popular culture and music (from mainstream to niche styles), with deep knowledge in key Brazilian music genres (knowledge of sertanejo, gospel and/or funk is especially preferred). You are a music expert but are also able to understand and program to the interests of an average listener.


Additionally, you possess deep knowledge of the musical and cultural descriptors and attributes commonly used to classify music in the digital age, including genre, style and era. You are equally comfortable programming playlists as you are tackling research-intensive and detail-oriented assignments. You have an ear for quality music and are prepared to defend your programming decisions.


Finally, you bring strong analytical abilities and impeccable oral and written communication skills. You possess a high degree of comfort and flexibility when working cross-functionally with product, design, marketing, engineering, and other teams to develop an innovative user experience. You enjoy working both independently and collaboratively to develop new ideas and scalable processes. You bring a proven ability to prioritize, meet critical deadlines, and take on challenging tasks with enthusiasm and a problem-solving mindset.


General Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, create, and optimize programming features across a wide range of genres and musical experiences in tune with user interests

  • Help drive localization for our client's music efforts in Brazil, making sure both programming and the product overall are relevant in-market

  • Identify and drive co-promotion or cross-promotion opportunities with internal partners

  • Conduct metrics-based analysis of programming performance and provide recommendations for enhancing programming effectiveness

  • Support partner and technical teams to troubleshoot user-facing issues

  • Work with content operations team to ensure all priority titles in programming plans are ordered and ingested

  • Support product and metadata quality initiatives

  • Contribute to our client's global music programming team and its efforts to drive site improvements and innovative features on behalf of users worldwide


Daily Responsibilities

  • Create, review, and optimize playlists and other programming features

  • Track and plan around priority releases, including videos, singles, and albums

  • Maintain our client's music programming calendar for Brazilwith releases, events, and programming plans

  • Perform research and product excellence tasks on a range of programming and metadata-driven projects

  • Data entry and analysis for monitoring performance of playlists and campaigns

  • Represent and champion the genre(s) in cross-functional working groups with internal Partnerships, PR & Marketing teams


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS required (Manager is open to degree)

  • Written and verbal fluency in Portuguese and English

  • Minimum of 1-2 years editorial or music programming work for a mobile/online music service, digital content website, or business. Equivalent experience in journalism or blogging will be considered with strong musical knowledge and tech savviness.

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Brazilian music and the local music industry, including relevant record labels, eras, and key genres past and present

  • Strong editorial and creative skills: Ability to craft messaging and work with design and production resources to drive creative execution

  • Strong analytical skills: Ability to analyze research or performance data and apply that analysis to optimize YouTube programming strategy

  • Tech-savvy: Familiarity with music services and mobile culture, as well as ability to learn new tools and tech quickly

  • High attention to detail: Ability to maintain several different projects simultaneously, while creating precise and effective customer-facing communications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in sertanejo and/or funk is a major plus.

  • Advanced degree (MBA/MS) a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Experience working for a music streaming service

  • Experience working with both external and internal partners on co-promotion or cross-promotion strategies and campaigns

  • Experience working with UX and/or product teams

Job Requirements

As a Music Content Specialist, you are a self-starter who will ramp up quickly to contribute to supporting programming initiatives on our client's streaming music services / platforms. You have experience working as a playlist programmer, music journalist or critic, and/or editor for a digital music service. You are well-versed in popular culture and music (from mainstream to niche styles), with deep knowledge in key Brazilian music genres (knowledge of sertanejo, gospel and/or funk is especially preferred). You are a music expert but are also able to understand and program to the interests of an average listener.

Additionally, you possess deep knowledge of the musical and cultural descriptors and attributes commonly used to classify music in the digital age, including genre, style and era. You are equally comfortable programming playlists as you are tackling research-intensive and detail-oriented assignments. You have an ear for quality music and are prepared to defend your programming decisions.

Finally, you bring strong analytical abilities and impeccable oral and written communication skills. You possess a high degree of comfort and flexibility when working cross-functionally with product, design, marketing, engineering, and other teams to develop an innovative user experience. You enjoy working both independently and collaboratively to develop new ideas and scalable processes. You bring a proven ability to prioritize, meet critical deadlines, and take on challenging tasks with enthusiasm and a problem-solving mindset.

General Responsibilities:

Pitch, create, and optimize programming features across a wide range of genres and musical experiences in tune with user interests

Help drive localization for our client's music efforts in Brazil, making sure both programming and the product overall are relevant in-market

Identify and drive co-promotion or cross-promotion opportunities with internal partners

Conduct metrics-based analysis of programming performance and provide recommendations for enhancing programming effectiveness

Support partner and technical teams to troubleshoot user-facing issues

Work with content operations team to ensure all priority titles in programming plans are ordered and ingested

Support product and metadata quality initiatives

Contribute to our client's global music programming team and its efforts to drive site improvements and innovative features on behalf of users worldwide

Daily Responsibilities

Create, review, and optimize playlists and other programming features

Track and plan around priority releases, including videos, singles, and albums

Maintain our client's music programming calendar for Brazilwith releases, events, and programming plans

Perform research and product excellence tasks on a range of programming and metadata-driven projects

Data entry and analysis for monitoring performance of playlists and campaigns

Represent and champion the genre(s) in cross-functional working groups with internal Partnerships, PR & Marketing teams

Minimum Requirements

BA/BS required (Manager is open to degree)

Written and verbal fluency in Portuguese and English

Minimum of 1-2 years editorial or music programming work for a mobile/online music service, digital content website, or business. Equivalent experience in journalism or blogging will be considered with strong musical knowledge and tech savviness.

Deep knowledge and understanding of Brazilian music and the local music industry, including relevant record labels, eras, and key genres past and present

Strong editorial and creative skills: Ability to craft messaging and work with design and production resources to drive creative execution

Strong analytical skills: Ability to analyze research or performance data and apply that analysis to optimize YouTube programming strategy

Tech-savvy: Familiarity with music services and mobile culture, as well as ability to learn new tools and tech quickly

High attention to detail: Ability to maintain several different projects simultaneously, while creating precise and effective customer-facing communications

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in sertanejo and/or funk is a major plus.

Advanced degree (MBA/MS) a plus.

Fluency in Spanish

Experience working for a music streaming service

Experience working with both external and internal partners on co-promotion or cross-promotion strategies and campaigns

Experience working with UX and/or product teams

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