Secretly Group now hiring Director of Projects, North America

The position is full time based in based in New York, Bloomington, or LA  

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COMPANY SUMMARY

Secretly Group is a leading independently-owned music company. Its major divisions include record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Saddest Factory and Secretly Canadian, and music publisher Secretly Publishing. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group also maintains offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Founded in 1996, its roster counts Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Faye Webster, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Claud, MUNA, serpentwithfeet, Slowdive, and Khruangbin among others. Secretly Publishing artist and writer partners include The War On Drugs, NNAMDI, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, and Faye Webster, as well as the publishing catalogs of affiliates Songs Of Numero Group and Ghostly Songs.

Secretly Group is a leading independently-owned music company. Its major divisions include record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Saddest Factory and Secretly Canadian, and music publisher Secretly Publishing. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group also maintains offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Founded in 1996, its roster counts Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Faye Webster, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Claud, MUNA, serpentwithfeet, Slowdive, and Khruangbin among others. Secretly Publishing artist and writer partners include The War On Drugs, NNAMDI, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, and Faye Webster, as well as the publishing catalogs of affiliates Songs Of Numero Group and Ghostly Songs.

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POSITION SUMMARY

Secretly Group seeks a Director of Projects (Americas). Ideally the candidate will be based in New York, Bloomington, or LA, and their prime mission will be to lead and mentor a growing team of Project Managers andamp; Project Coordinators, identifying label priorities and ensuring effective strategies to bring our records to market. The Director of Projects (Americas) will report to the Global Label Director and collaborate closely on release schedule management, budgeting conversations, departmental objectives and implementing a growth mindset.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

- Line manage and mentor an expanding US-based Projects staff (including but not limited to hiring, training, assigning workloads, conducting performance reviews…)

- Communicate with and coach Product Managers andamp; Project Coordinators on best practices, operational procedure andamp; complexities, and strategies to bring our records to market effectively

- Provide high-level project management duties across select priority campaigns, and manage and delegate the needs of legacy artists who do not have active project teams assigned

- Oversee departmental systems and workflows, and make recommendations to Global Label Director and VPs of Operations on tool optimization for Project teams

- Ensure compliance and optimization of label cataloguing andamp; metadata management

- Report to and communicate regularly with the Global Label Director on macro priorities for the label group’s Projects team

- Liaise with our distribution network to provide centralized oversight on new release campaigns and release schedule updates

- Collaborate with the Global Label Director and AandR team on label release schedules: traffic control individual label schedules, identify label priorities, assess production demand, and the impact of label schedule volume on operational staff

- Work with Global Label Director on label pricing andamp; discount strategy

- Liaise with Inventory and Production teams to identify manufacturing priorities, inventory concerns and stock control

- Have oversight on all project budgets to understand strategy and goals for each project

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE DEMONSTRATES

- 5+ years’ experience in a similar role

- Prior experience managing a team

- Comprehensive knowledge of the physical andamp; digital retail cycles

- Possess a pristine network and wide range of industry contacts

- Passion and familiarity with the Secretly Group roster

- Excellent communication skills, hands-on-mentality and team spirit

- Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills

- A highly committed, proactive and reliable attitude

- Great attention to detail and follow-through skills

- Advanced organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize to tight deadlines

SG SERVICES, INC. BENEFITS

- Paid holidays including end of the year closure

- Paid Time Off policy

- 401K with corporate matching

- 12 weeks for parental leave after birth or adoption paid at 100% of salary

- Volunteer Hours Matching Policy

- Employee Assistance Program

- Health insurance

- NYC Salary: 97.5k

- LA Salary: 90k

 

 

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