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Digital Content Editor

Digital Content Editor

About Record Union

Founded in 2008, Record Union is one of the world’s fastest growing leading platforms for digital distribution. Record Union has helped independent artists to release their music to the world for more than a decade. By providing digital music distribution we’re aiming at strengthening the independent community and making the music industry more democratic, accessible and transparent for the many, not just the few.

Our long-term vision is to enable and support the full potential of every music maker in the world. The only way to do this in our view  is to combine strong passion for music with technology in order to make everything scalable and accessible for everyone. Therefore we consider ourselves to be a music-tech company.

If you want to understand how we look at our culture and how we want to continue developing it, you can read more here: https://culture.recordunion.com

The Role

At Record Union we want to build the marketing- and communications team of the future. We constantly evolve and test out different approaches in order to create the right balance between short-term effects and building the brand in the long-term perspective.

As a Digital Content Editor you will be responsible for building our new content hub from the ground up and support Record Union in our quest to become thought leaders within the music industry. You will be responsible for creating content that will support our desired position and long term vision, which is  to enable and support the full potential of every music maker in the world.

The content types you will focus on include articles , interviews, guides, tutorials, scripts for video content, mini-documentaries, industry analysis, newsletters and blog posts.

A key area of responsibility  will include setting up a model for editorial content and developing an editorial plan. This will be continuously updated as we gain more knowledge and insights about the needs of our target groups.

You will collaborate with everyone in the team, external influencers and industry experts to produce relevant content that meets the needs of key stakeholders and our target audiences.  You will also assist in managing and coordinating content contributors (both internal and external) by reviewing and sharing their content.

We see a typical candidate for this role is someone with a background as  a journalist or web editor. Ideally, you have a strong passion for music, knowledge about the music industry,   and ideas for how music related topics can be covered in a completely new way. You share our values and want to create better conditions for independent music makers. You will be based in our HQ in Stockholm, Sweden.

Responsibilities

  • Create compelling and engaging content on our content hub and public pages that supports our strategies and our long term vision
  • Generate new ideas around music-related topics
  • Research and monitoring of trends within our domain and industry
  • Set up a model for a news desk and an editorial model
  • Proofread, re-structure and edit articles by content writers
  • Update our content hub and web pages with new content
  • Craft and send a monthly newsletter
  • Conduct Interviews with artists, music makers and other industry professionals
  • SEO Optimize published content
  • Manage the editorial calendar and ensure timely publication
  • Monitor web traffic and user engagement to track KPI:s
  • Set up a structure and a format for reporting on a weekly/monthly basis


Requirements

  • Proven work experience (5 years+) as a Writer, Content Editor, Web Editor or similar
  • Proven experience of working on the agency side (PR, Content, Marketing, Digital)
  • A exceptional portfolio of published work
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English
  • Highly developed understanding about the technical opportunities that lies within the field of digital publishing
  • A good understanding for the new communication landscape
  • Hands-on experience with established Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress)
  • Knowledge of SEO and web metrics
  • Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator and Premiere or similar
  • Basic technical knowledge of HTML
  • BSc in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or a related field
  • Extra bonus points if you are or have been active as an artist or a musician.

Personal qualities

We are seeking a person that loves to combine their creative content skills with their strong passion for music and who want to make a real difference in the world. You are driven by curiosity, are genuinely interested in new technical opportunities and have a good understanding of the global music- and tech scene. You have a collaborative mindset and set the team’s success over your own. You are also self-motivated, curious and have the ability to give and receive constructive feedback at all times. Last but not least are you a lifelong learner and are open to new ideas and perspectives. You put equal interest and effort in strategy and execution you pull your own weight.

 

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Why work with us?

At Record Union, you will be part of a group of competent and friendly people. We work in an open office space with a relaxed and homely feel. We are on a journey of growth, continuously improving our product, our reach and anchoring our brand.

What we offer:

  • Company Culture

    A unique culture, where people gather their skills and their passion to create great things.

  • Making a difference

    Our platform liberates the music industry and allows all music makers to reach out with their music on the global marketplace.

  • The perks

    Good compensation, pension, life and health benefits are all part of our basic package. We value highly the wellbeing of our employees.

    Work equipment of your choosing. You know what works best for you.

    Our very own recording studio, available for all who want to use it :).

  • What we expect from you

    - A progressive mindset, always looking for new and better ways to achieve goals.

    -The ability to turn strategy into actions and having a tangible impact on the organisation.

    - A kind and collaborative spirit - you believe the group achieves more together than individually.

    - Taking initiative and taking on new projects with ease.

    - Interest in the views and experience of a diverse group of people.

    - Enthusiasm and passion (especially for music)!

Workplace & culture

We are a multicultural group of skilled people that share the vision of liberating the music industry! 

At Record Union we believe in empowering people and a positive mindset to achieve organisational goals and personal growth. We are a bunch of fun loving people that are team oriented, open and creative. 

Innovation lies at the heart of our organisation, and we welcome progressive ideas to reach our goals. We work in a fast moving and ever changing environment and continuously adapt to new opportunities. 

Record Union is an equal opportunity employer.

If you want to read more about our view on culture, please read our Culture Guidelines

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