Associate Director, Media Content and Distribution
Full-time Administrative Staff
June 9, 2016
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking an:
Associate Director, Media Content and Distribution
The Associate Director, Media Initiatives provides strategic leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of media projects featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra delivered via existing and new platforms. In close collaboration Artistic and Marketing, s/he develops projects featuring compelling media content to maximize the Orchestra’s reach and artistic profile.
- Provide leadership and oversight in the development and implementation of strategic and compelling media projects to maximize the LA Phil’s artistic profile.
- Working closely with the Vice President, Philharmonic and Production, Centennial Director and senior staff, develop a strategic plan for media capture and distribution to achieve the goals of the LA Phil’s centennial in 2018-19 season and beyond.
- Develop and establish near term and long-range media content strategy and planning in context of overall LA Phil priorities
- Evaluate existing media products, platforms and services, identify underperforming content and make recommendations for improvement, redesign or removal.
- Formulate and present ideas, business cases and business plans for media projects
- Lead recording projects including, but not limited to:
- Radio broadcasts
- CD and Download-only audio releases
- Audio-visual releases (TV, film, etc)
- Recording for promotional purposes
- Prepare, negotiate and execute all media related contracts including but not limited to: union musicians and stagehands, artists, vendors, rights holders, licensing.
- Proactively manage interests of stakeholders, including artists and their managers, producers, media outlets, record companies, composers, publishers, orchestra, stagehands, production, Music Library, Marketing, and other staff. This includes:
- Coordinate repertoire discussions with artistic staff and appropriate distribution partners.
- Formulate and manage budgets
- Hire producers, engineers, and video directors as necessary
- Liaise with artists and their managers regarding approvals and edits
- Act as intermediary between concert production and other departments to produce content
- Liaise with Orchestra Committee and orchestra members as necessary
- Coordinate recording capture and release timelines
- In close collaboration partnership with Artistic and Marketing:
- Develop opportunities to engage and deepen relationships with audiences through new technologies and content.
- Act as producer for various video projects for the LA Phil, as necessary, including content created for promotional, artistic, or fundraising purposes.
- Partner with the Centennial Director to fulfill the vision and goals of the LA Phil’s centennial in the 2018-19 season in the area of media and technology.
- Collaborate with the Artistic during development of media initiatives to maintain the artistic integrity and quality appropriate to the LA Phil.
- Oversee the development of media production across the organization, including video (in partnership with Digital Marketing) and audio production.
- Oversee the preparation of sales and royalty reporting to union orchestra musicians, artists and organizations as required.
- Work with the Archives department on digital asset management system, long-term strategic planning for digitization, storage and access of media content.
- Maximize the utilization of the LA Phil’s collective bargaining agreements to take full advantage of allowable usage.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in a leadership role
- Strong analytical skills and expertise for new media
- Current awareness of trends and a record of participation in new media
- Ability to engage leadership and build consensus for new media initiatives
- Ability to project-manage across multiple stakeholders
- Ability to lead a in a workplace characterized by mutual respect and open discussion in which all strive for excellence and innovation
- Ability to set clear and effective department and individual goals.
- Exceptional writing and listening skills; strong communication and organizational abilities; a collaborative spirit
- Self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and independent thinker; ability to meet deadlines, negotiate conflicting priorities, and obtain results
- Knowledge of legal aspects of music licenses and clearances
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends related to media projects.
How to Apply:
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An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to provide all persons with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
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