Music Curator & Programmer

Job description

XITE aims to offer the best music video experience in the world. Founded in the Netherlands, XITE now reaches consumers across Europe and North America through linear networks, interactive TV, and on-demand streaming services. The company revolutionized the way audiences experience music videos by allowing viewers to search, like, and skip through its vast catalog; enjoy channels curated by its team of music experts; and create personalized channels based on genre, era and visual style using its unique Mixer feature. XITE has access to virtually every available music video through agreements with all major and top independent music labels.


We are looking for a Music Curator & Programmer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, area to be responsible for creating and maintaining music video linear channels for our OTT streaming customers, and performing a variety of metadata and editorial projects. You will be working on creating a great XITE music video product experience as we expand onto several new platforms in the UK and additional EU markets.


The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a music enthusiast and professional with a passion for creating great linear music video experiences. You should have your “finger on the pulse” of what’s happening in music, but also on pop culture trends in general.

  • Curate regionally relevant and engaging linear channels for our OTT streaming app customers, including specific theme programs, genre shows, chart countdowns, and more
  • Ensure that the metadata (in/out times, genre/subgenre, release year, language, etc.) for all music videos is correct, and adheres to the XITE quality standards
  • Close coordination with the XITE marketing team on campaigns and promos
  • Monitor ratings reports, and adjust scheduling where applicable
  • Liaison with labels/distributors to ensure music videos are delivered
  • Test the product regularly and maintain the music video database

Requirements

The candidate must be a native English or German language speaker. You should be confident, organised, enthusiastic about high quality customer experiences, and have a deep knowledge and passion for music videos in a wide array of styles, with a particular focus on music, pop culture and music videos from the UK, Germany, and beyond.


Please note this is not a Senior, Manager or Executive position, and we would appreciate it if you could note your salary bracket requirements in your application.

A successful candidate will have a background in a music related company or education in the field of music. Most important is that you are ready to jump into a fast-paced environment while remaining optimistic and ready to make great things happen. Some additional “nice-to-haves”:


  • Previous experience curating music playlists at a professional level
  • Previous experience in linear TV or Radio programming
  • Previous experience with scheduling software, such as Powergold or Music Master
  • Previous experience working with music descriptive metadata
  • Previous experience working with record labels and/or distributors
  • Prior college or university level education in the subject of Music, and/or commensurate experience


What do you get out of it?

Here at XITE we make sure you’re taken care of by providing you the opportunity to develop your career in a young, fast growing international company. We provide a challenging work environment where professionalism, initiative and creativity are a must. We have a unique combination of music, television and new technology. And let’s not forget; we have chef prepared lunches, friday afternoon drinks and rooftop parties - click here to get an impression!


We are welcoming to anyone who'd like to contribute to making XITE a truly global organization and to make the best working environment for all employees. We encourage you to join us as we change the way the world consumes music videos.


Are you up to the challenge? Then hit that ‘Apply for this Job’ button!