Senior Editor, Shows & Editorial – Japan

What you’ll do

  • Understand and gain insight of consumer behaviuors by analyzing data and analytic
  • 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 Shows & Editorial (S&E).
  • Help build and maintain strong links between Spotify’s S&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.
  • Work from our office in Shibuya, Tokyo.


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 culture in Japan.
  • You possess a perfect 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.
  • Having 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.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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