Apple Music – Head of Content Strategy, Planning and Production (US)

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s software platforms provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Apple’s fast-growing global Apple Music business seeks an experienced Content Strategy, Planning and Production leader for its global Editorial & Content team. The successful applicant will report to the Senior Director of the division, and oversee the editorial strategy and implementation of content initiatives, artist/album projects, Apple-branded original content and values-based work from scoping, briefing and co-ordination across the organization.  The successful applicant will be a natural communicator, with an extremely keen eye for detail and a passion for building creative, innovative and deeply integrated editorial and content plans across big cross-functional teams, while also project managing complex editorial initiatives.

Key Qualifications

  • The position requires a self-motivated individual; extraordinarily driven, highly adaptable with outstanding communication and organizational skills, who is also able to work under pressure
  • Thorough understanding of the digital content space
  • This role requires a mix of strategic and functional skills. The ability to build out detailed and creative editorial plans, while also tracking projects across multiple divisions with great attention to detail, commitment to delivery and also deadlines
  • The person in this role must have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work cross-functionally to bring ideas and plans together; being able to reconcile different creative points of view as well as ensuring that each stakeholder is invested
  • Both verbal and written communication skills are essential, with a track record of leading projects
  • Deep connection to the arts, tech, & media landscape, and experience working closely with creative teams
  • A proven track record of idea-generation, problem-solving and concept-creation
  • Ability to translate customer engagement data into editorial insights and learnings
  • Must have strong presentation skills – both in creating presentations and delivering them
  • Ability to plan, manage and host large global calls
  • Proven track record in working on complex, global, large-scale, and time-critical projects
  • Natural networker with the ability to build strong ties with both internal and external partners
  • Strong understanding of, and empathy with, the Apple brand and products
  • This individual will need to have been exposed to multiple digital businesses and have a level of comfort and understanding of the user experience
  • The ideal candidate will have had experience working across many International cultures and countries with both an understanding and passion for local nuances
  • Someone obsessed with offering the best customer experience
  • Finally, you have to be passionate about storytelling, entertainment, and have a strong affinity to music and artistry
  • The Content Strategy, Planning and Production Lead for Apple Music will provide a combination of both strategic content direction as well as more functional project management and production for the global editorial and content business
  • Working alongside the creative teams, the Content Strategy, Planning and Production leader will facilitate cohesive creative plans, develop launch and engagement strategies and ensure seamless execution
  • This role oversees the synchronization and narrative harmony across Apple Music, Apple Music Radio and off platform channels
  • Working closely with Corporate Comms and Marketing teams, the individual in this role will work to develop clear communication plans for all major initiatives
  • Will provide cross-functional support, communication and key stakeholder coordination across all global editorial projects, including providing support to the regions on local editorial initiatives
Education & Experience
  • 10+ years proven experience in content strategy

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