Overview

A high-energy, fast-paced company is looking for full time and part time Bilingual Music Specialists to work out of the Apple office in Santa Monica. We are looking for a music lover that is in touch with current events in their native market, as well as international markets. The company offers comprehensive services for major content providers like film studios, television networks and corporate clients who publish and market media for global distribution.Job SummaryEssential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Bilingual Music Specialist is a music fan who is in touch with his native culture. In terms of music, they are knowledgeable about current events in their native market, as well as the international market. They read blogs, magazines and other forms of media in relation to music and likes to know what’s going on in the scene and check out up-and-coming innovative artists.This person must also have a knack for creativity. They may have a background in Marketing, Journalism, Blogging, etc, or may be strongly opinionated and capable of expressing himself in an appealing manner. Must have a sharp ear for sounds and is able to express that in writing.Finally, the Music Specialist will also have a good eye for detail and will be able to work independently and collaboratively as a part of a team. They will be dynamic and vibrant, passionate about music and willing to learn new skills.Competencies Revision of Creative Writing content.Provided a style guide, the BMS will have to assess whether the text complies with the guidelines provided. They will have to assess whether the writing is well written and appropriate for their native market, and if the piece is compelling and appealing enough for its purpose. The BMS will also need to check that the facts included in the text are accurate, so they will need to conduct research on the topic at hand and make the necessary edits in a proprietary Content Management System.Capable of working under pressure and under tight deadlines. Collaborative; enjoys teamwork in a multicultural environment.Familiar with streaming music using various platforms such as Pandora and iTunes.Flexible and willing to learn about new tools and different procedures.To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:Self-Starter: Strongly motivated and ambitious. Able to show initiative by being able to perform work without much instruction or guidance once trained for the position. Has critical thinking skills and uses those to complete their tasks. Pride/Ownership: A genuine concern about the success of the company and the personal contribution made to insure this success. Someone who takes ownership in the tasks they perform and joy in the success of the projects they complete.Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; uses technology to increase productivity.Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions.Customer Service – Responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.Continuous Learning – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information.Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience Must have attended grade school and high school in their native country.2+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must be a native speaker, familiar with their culture and current events.Ability to follow language guidelines and glossary in order to keep consistency throughout the product.Up-to-date awareness of current and common technical language usage in the target language.Must be able to write clear and concise reports in English about bugs found during testing.Good knowledge and level of interest in music genres.Culturally savvy with a good sense of judgment on the appropriateness of content for the target country’s audience.Be a subject matter expert for linguistic issues in the target language; be able to research and resolve linguistic questions.Excellent knowledge of multiple music genres (not limited to 1 or 2 genres). Music industry knowledge is a plus.Excellent awareness of music trending and charting in their own country.Analyze music content and ensure music-related information listed is accurate by researching cultural relevant sources (Blogs, Wikis, Artist Websites, Newspapers, Music Industry News etc).Language Skills Strong linguistic skills, preferably with experience in Translation / Localization / Editing / Proofreading / QA / interpretation.Bilingual a Must (Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin Traditional Chinese)Computer Skills Mac / iOS / OS / iPhone / iPad user.Proficient in Excel and Word Strong functional skills, tech savvy.Ability to switch a common Mac keyboard to their native language and type well in that setting.