Playlist + Streaming Optimization Consultant (Temporary Assignment)

| Santa Monica

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world's leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

We are currently seeking an eager and exceptional consultant to focus on Streaming growth, marketing and playlist optimization. The consultant will be responsible for analysing and acquiring a deep understanding of UMG and partner label global streaming strategy and best practices to then best optimize and market playlists, internationally, by key market or globally. The position requires experience and skill in, among other things, playlist marketing and optimization, analysing data and streaming and playlist performance metrics, providing practical advice on maximizing streaming revenue and marketing opportunities and the ability to execute multi-tiered campaigns. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and devoted to data-driven decision making. A good understanding of all aspects of major label structure and the ability to effectively present and communicate to multiple internal and external stakeholders is also required.

Job Functions:

  • Optimize existing and create new catalogue/ frontline playlists; implement strategies to achieve/exceed growth, engagement, retention goals
  • Use consumer insights and analytics to inform effective playlisting initiatives, marketing & commercial decisions
  • Execute detailed analysis to understand the complexities of playlist behaviors across all consumer types
  • Think beyond traditional SEO (although important) to act creatively, take appropriate risks, and understand how each component in the business fits into growth
  • Work with internal and external agencies to manage & allocate budgets and ad inventory to maximize effective playlisting opportunities
  • Work with and complement UMG Global Steaming Marketing efforts
  • Work with UMG Commercial Technologies to best utilize existing playlist optimization tools and be a proactive voice for creation of new tools
  • Analyze & share the effects of marketing initiatives responding quickly to changes required
  • Work with digital account leads to maximize opportunities across business partners, including, but not limited to ad inventory procurement
  • Recommend & integrate robust social strategies to grow playlist engagement & market share
  • Learn & share best practices across all appropriate teams
  • Ability to quickly grasp the position mission and breakdown goals in concrete actions

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • A passion for all a wide range of music genres & styles including new release & catalogue
  • Proven innovative thinker with experience in marketing practices and growing & acquiring audiences
  • First-rate analytical skills with ability to efficiently communicate strategy, results and market conditions that will drive playlist growth and optimization
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to write and convey marketing plans/efforts to partners, executives and management
  • Capable interpersonal and teamwork skills, including adaptability & effectiveness to work with team members from diverse backgrounds
  • Tech savvy with deep understanding of current & forthcoming technologies and general market trends
  • Able to learn/navigate internal and external information tools and utilize numerous data dashboards
  • Creative, innovative, detail-oriented and resourceful
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work with a global team understanding local cultural differences
  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • A good knowledge of UMG repertoire
  • A solid understanding of metadata & digital supply chain processes
  • Advanced Excel/Microsoft Suite user

Experience:

  • 2-3 years of applicable experience in playlist optimization, analyzing data and executing playlist and streaming growth and user engagement/retention experiments
  • Strong experience with social media and affiliate marketing & brand building
  • A strong understanding of SEO

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree Preferred

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

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There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

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