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Music Editor

Apple - Cape Town, Western Cape

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  • We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic and experienced teammate who lives and breathes African artists, genres and music to join our Apple Music Africa team based in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Experience in a music subscription service (DSP), music industry (label, publisher, manager, live), Radio, TV, media/marketing agency or commercial digital music/media platform, with an emphasis on content management systems.
Skills & Competencies
  • You are deep in music culture with a passion for discovering new African artists and music across all genres.
  • A deep understanding of music editorial and how to consistently engage Apple Music’s subscribers on the continent by being culturally relevant every day.
  • Outstanding understanding of the African music industry dynamics, including independent and major labels on the continent as well as competitor digital music services.
  • Strategic understanding of key trends impacting the music industry on the African continent, plus an understanding of an artist’s different stages of development.
  • Uncompromising ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and comfort with data reporting platforms.
  • Collaborative partner; ability to work cross-functionally in a team environment.
  • Additional African language skills are a plus.
  • Curate and programme our service to ensure that we present music to our subscribers that is fresh, impactful, meaningful, culturally relevant, highly compelling and engaging.
  • Ensuring that Apple Music has the best possible African Music offering that will appeal to our existing and new subscribers.
  • Delivering a pixel perfect editorial experience daily and enabling the discovery of African music by creating compelling and culturally relevantly playlists, collections and editorial campaigns.
  • Identifying the next generation of African superstars ahead of the curve & competitors.
  • Working on our data reporting platforms to identify trends and breaking artists & tracks.
  • Identify, understand and communicate the African music market trends, music industry developments, needs and opportunities for Apple Music to our regional and international teams.
  • Work closely with a team of expert local and international Music Editors on getting African artists music out to our global subscriber base.
  • Liaising with all elements of Apple Music to identify, develop and complete key editorial and content opportunities.
  • Developing a strategic approach to key artist release plans, working with the Music Business Partnerships team, incorporating all elements of the Apple Music platform and Apple eco-system. Identifying long-term artist priorities in parallel with Apple Music Business Partnerships team, creating unique moments and plans for these artists on an ongoing basis.
  • Devising and creating editorial plans to drive & increase engagement with our subscribers.
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Ref No
  • 200519070
  • Apple Music