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Director – Head Editorial

JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR - HEAD EDITORIAL

LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

ROLE:  

We’re looking to hire a new leader into the Editorial family at Saavn! You’ll fit right in if you’re someone who has a passion for music, creative content and someone who is obsessed with creating memorable experiences for our users and audiences.

In this role, your responsibility goes beyond just creating editorial playlists and giving out the best to the market with your creative inputs but to lead editorial strategy and manage and ensure smooth functioning of the editorial team.

This role demands you to stay ahead of the curve by getting all latest and trending content that are globally in demand and will motivate and engage users.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a comprehensive, rapidly evolving editorial strategy and calendar for Saavn
  • Use analytics to optimize the digital experience, grow traffic, and drive editorial initiatives
  • Assign, curate, post, and manage editorial contributions
  • Identify real-time trending topics using a combination of analytics, monitoring tools and social media platforms to develop an editorial strategy
  • Monitor and oversee shareable content and work closely with the social media team
  • Develop strategies to accommodate ad-hoc content as and when needed and maximize traffic to meet all campaign targets
  • Ensure proper integration between editorial team with other departments (Product, Data, Marketing, Original content etc.) to ensure efficiency, timeliness and overall high quality of music and original content
  • Lead the editorial team who create and edit daily editorials
  • Oversee and approve multiple editorials daily, at a high quality and fast pace
  • Ensure proper planning and execution of all content and creative production for Saavn
  • Facilitate editorial brainstorming meetings to help plan future editorial content for Saavn

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Masters degree in Journalism, English, Music Sciences, or Communications from an institute of high repute.
  • 10 + years of relevant work experience, preferably in the music or digital media industry (TV, Radio, Music festivals, Streaming services)
  • Breath music 24X7 – International and Domestic
  • Must have strategic, long term thinking with global market understanding
  • Possess excellent cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate professionally verbally and in written at a level suitable for a variety of audiences
  • Sharp proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Possess leadership capabilities, mentoring and coaching skills
  • Possess data analysis ability and business acumen to make right decisions
  • Must be inclined towards understanding the technical aspects of the product

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings

 

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