Senior Editor / Editor, Japan

We are looking for a world-class Music Editor to join our Music Culture & Editorial team, in Tokyo. You will identify and curate first rate music, podcast and video playlists – and programming experiences for a multitude of our moods, moments, and genres, demonstrate a passion for analytics, and will have your ear to the ground in the music community, focusing mainly on Japanese audience. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you’ll do

  • Understand and gain insight of consumer behaviors by analyzing data and analytics
  • Identify and substantiate playlist hypotheses for Japan (i.e. the perfect music for Hanami,  the best songs for concentration or the hottest new pop tracks)
  • Curate and maintain a large number of playlists in a variety of genres for different audiences, moods and moments – for Japan
  • Be responsible for the daily content programming and curation for Music, Podcast & Video shows within Spotify
  • Present and follow up on strategic and creative projects and bets within Music Culture & Editorial (MC&E)
  • Help build and maintain strong links between Spotify’s MC&E team and the music creator community including artists, managers and record label and publishing company executives, for Japanese music
  • Work with Global S&E team together with the cross-functional teams to progress towards various content objectives

Who you are

  • You are an expert when it comes to knowledge of Japanese artists, festivals, history, newcomers, influencers – basically, everything to do with the lifestyle and pop culture in Japan including Anime, Vocaloid, gaming music to name a few
  • You possess a business level of written and spoken Japanese and English
  • You have a keen sense of what makes music appropriate for different situations and an ability to identify great songs/shows to fit
  • Ability to work with and respond to data and analytics
  • At least 5 years of experience in the music/entertainment industry
  • A deep understanding of music from across all genres and styles
  • Strong propensity to take initiative and thrive on change
  • You care about attention to detail and organization, have a team spirit, strong work ethic, and a friendly, warm attitude

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